Louis Libby, MD

503-963-3030
Areas of Focus: 
Chronic Respiratory Failure
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sleep Apnea
Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

About Me

Although a specialty physician, I believe that I can best care for patients when I know about many aspects of their lives - social, educational, professional, family, religious and personal. I have a strong personal belief in natural healing and the benefits of exercise. When possible, I prefer to start with non-drug treatments.

- Louis Libby, MD

Dr. Libby graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and later completed his internship, residency and became Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine also at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Libby brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, including the Teacher of the Year award and the Mission Medal Award from Providence Portland Medical Center. He has been mentioned as one of the Best Doctors of America and was featured as one of Portland Monthly Magazine's "Top Doctors" ten times.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Chronic Respiratory Failure
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sleep Apnea
Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 1985
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 1981
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 1980
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1977
  • BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1972
Leadership: 
  • Co-President and Chief Medical Officer, The Oregon Clinic, 2006-2007
  • Vice President, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, 2010-Present
Honors: 
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2014
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2013
  • Breathing for Life Award, American Thoracic Society Foundation, 2011
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2010
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2009
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2008
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2007
  • Outstanding Clinician Award - ATS 2007
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2006
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2005
  • Best Doctors of America, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2004
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2004
  • Best Doctors of America, 2003
  • Mission Medal Award, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2002
  • Best Doctors of America, 1999
  • Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 1993
  • Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 1990
  • Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 1988
  • Summa Cum Laude, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1977
  • Cum Laude, Tufts University, 1972
Other Activities: 
  • Board of Directors, American Thoracic Society, 2004-2007
  • Chair, American Thoracic Society Council of Chapter Representatives, 2005, 2006
  • Board of Directors, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, 2000-Present
  • Distinguished Service Award, Oregon Health Sciences University, 2001
  • Chair, Clinicians Advisory Committee ATS, 2007-2010