Leslie E. Kahl, MD

Leslie Kahl, MD

Leslie E. Kahl, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Director, OHSU Lupus and Scleroderma Clinic

Education and Training

Medical School:Albany Medical College
IM Residency:Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA
Rheumatology Fellowship:University of Pittsburgh (Rheumatology)


Dr Kahl enjoys being a general rheumatologist and caring for patients with the gamut of rheumatic diseases.  She finds patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to be particularly rewarding to work with, and finds the challenges of this multi-system disease to be stimulating and thought-provoking.  She has had clinical research interests and publications in the field of SLE and currently heads the OHSU SLE/Scleroderma clinic.  Dr. Kahl's major academic area of interest is in medical education.  She is currently involved in the medical school curriculum transformation process at OHSU.

Recent Publications

  1. Joseph A, Brasington R, Kahl L, Ranganathan P, Cheng TP, Atkinson J.  Immunologic rheumatologic disorders.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010; 125 (2 Suppl 2):S204-215

  2. Kahl LE (ed).  The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, Rheumatology Consult, 2nd  ed.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012


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