Elizabeth P. LahtiM.D.

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


  • Internal 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 medical and 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 workshops where health professionals, patients, caregivers, and artists explore the experience of illness through story. She is passionate about using health humanities to build meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, and patients. Dr. Lahti is a two time OHSU Education Innovation Grant recipient, and currently working with the University of Oregon Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to integrate arts and humanities into medical education. She is faculty advisor for the Women’s Leadership Development Program and the Narrative Medicine Interest Group, and a poetry editor for The Pharos, a publication of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society's quarterly literary journal.

Dr. Lahti’s scholarly and creative work has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine and Journal of Nursing Care Quality.


  • 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