David Rutlen, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine


As Section Head for general cardiology, Dr. Rutlen’s focus is on delivering outstanding care in OHSU’s general cardiology clinic and inpatient cardiology consult service while educating students, residents and fellows. He sees patients with already diagnosed cardiology problems and patients with unexplained chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting or irregular heart action to determine if a cardiac cause exists. Having run the last six Boston Marathons, Dr. Rutlen especially believes in the importance of exercise for overall well-being, and shares his personal expertise with patients concerned about cardiovascular fitness and nutrition.


  • M.D., 1973, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency:

    • Medical House Officer and Assistant Resident Physician, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1973–1975
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiovascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1975–1978
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
    • Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease, 1977

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians


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