Elizabeth Toll, MD

Position: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Inspired by her experience teaching high school, Dr. Toll decided to pursue a medical career caring for children, adults, and families. She completed her medical degree and residency at the University of Rochester and then worked for four years in the San Francisco Bay area with a family practice group. Upon settling in Providence in 1996, she initially worked in the city’s community health centers. She joined the Brown Medicine/Pediatrics program in 1997 and helped to found our clinic, the Medicine/Pediatrics Primary Care Center, in 1998. Since then, she has worked in the clinic combining a clinical practice with teaching. She enjoys the diversity of ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds our patients bring to us. Her interests include improving diabetes care through informatics, developing a refugee health program, and integrating mental health care in the primary care setting. During the remainder of her time, Dr. Toll is mom to three kids and finds the combination of mothering and doctoring to be one of great synergy. She was honored in 2009 with the Department of Medicine’s Beckwith Teaching Award. She has grants through the GME and the Rhode Island Foundation for her research in resident education in providing mental health care in primary care settings.