William Toffler, MD is a Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University where he taught for 34 years and had a wide scope of practice ranging from delivering babies to geriatric and palliative care. He is one of three co-founders of Holy Family Catholic Clinic and brings a wealth of experience to his patients within our Practice.
Dr. Toffler is also co-founder and National Director of Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation (PCCEF), a non-profit that promotes compassionate care for severely ill patients without sanctioning or assisting their suicide. PCCEF physicians affirm an ethic based on the principle that all human life is inherently of value and that the physician’s roles are to heal illness, alleviate suffering, and provide comfort for the sick and dying. He has also been a member of the Physicians Resource Council at Focus on the Family for over 20 years.
He is committed to defending the long-standing, medical prohibition against doing harm. He is frequently invited to speak about these and other medical ethical issues at both national and international conferences. He is also often interviewed on television and radio including NPR, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, as well as by international media in Canada, Australia, the UK and Japan.
He has 7 children and 22 grandchildren.