Leslie KahlM.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, School of Medicine


  • Rheumatology

Special focus on

  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

I see patients at


Dr. Kahl specializes in the care of people with arthritis and systemic autoimmune diseases. She has more than 30 years’ experience in this field, and has received many awards for both her clinical skills and her work in educating medical students, residents and rheumatology fellows. She enjoys helping patients enhance their quality of life. In addition to her work in rheumatology at OHSU, Dr. Kahl is an associate dean working primarily in the areas of faculty development and education, which include helping faculty find and grow skills and tools to make their work more successful and fulfilling. Outside the office, Dr. Kahl enjoys cooking, music, and the great outdoors, and she is an avid fan of crossword puzzles.


  • M.D., 1978, Albany Medical College
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, NY), 1980
  • Fellowship:

    • Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Rheumatology

Patient ratings

4.7 out of 5 (62 Ratings, 18 Comments)

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