Elizabeth P. Lahti, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine


Elizabeth Lahti, M.D., is a clinician educator and hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is the Director of Narrative Medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine, where she teaches narrative medicine and reflective practice to interprofessional students, residents and faculty with a particular interest in identity formation and resilience through story.

Dr. Lahti co-founded the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative which hosts an annual conference and monthly event series where health professionals, patients, caregivers, and artists explore the experience of illness through story. She is passionate about using narrative medicine to build meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, and most importantly patients. She, along with Dr. Megan Furnari, is an OHSU Education Innovation Grant recipient, and faculty advisor for the Women’s Leadership Development Program.

Dr. Lahti’s poetry and short fiction has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, The Annals of Internal Medicine, the Elohi Gaduji Journal, and earned honorable mention in Glimmer Train.


  • B.A., 1994, Lawrence University
  • M.D., 2002, University of Illinois
  • Internship:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2006
    • Chief Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007

Honors and awards

  • 2017 OHSU Symposium on Educational Excellence, 3rd place education innovation poster
  • 2018, Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2017 American Medical Women's Association Exceptional Mentor Award
  • 2016 Marion L. Krippaehne Humanism Award, OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • 2014 OHSU Rose Award for Service Excellence
  • 2018 L. Tow Humanism Award (OHSU School of Medicine)

Areas of interest

  • Narrative medicine
  • Reflective practice
  • Professional identity formation
  • Medical humanities
  • Physician wellness


Selected publications

  • Lahti E. Heart. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar;30(3)374-5.
  • Lahti E. “On Seeing Your Obituary in the Newspaper”, Annals of Internal Medicine.


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