Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the OMA.


Susan Tolle, M.D. |Director, OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care

Dr. Susan Tolle is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She completed her internal medicine residency at UC San Diego where she was also Chief Resident. She later completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Susan founded and has directed the OHSU Center for Ethics and Health Care since 1989 and has shepherded its growth into a now internationally recognized ethics center with programs such as the Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program and more recently the Programs in Compassionate Communication. Dr. Tolle is a Professor of Medicine, and holds the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics. Her awards include the 2014 MacLean Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics and the OHSU 2016 Esther Pohl Lovejoy Leadership Alumni Award.