Doug Diehl grew up on a large cattle ranch in southwestern Montana. He became an avid backpacker and climber tackling the likes of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Mt Rainier, the Na Pali Coast, Mt Haleakala, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. At age 16, Doug received an appointment as a page in the US House of Representatives where he served until he graduated from the Capitol Page School, ending with a stint in the White House. During his time at the White House he was present for the original Saudi oil embargo, Roe vs Wade, Watergate and the resignation of President Nixon. Doug completed his undergraduate degree at Carroll College and then attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. Following an internship in Internal Medicine he accepted a position as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director at the Chippewa Health Center, and did his specialty residency training in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of California, San Diego.
Doug and his wife Patti moved to southern Oregon in 2002 where he joined the staff at Ashland Community Hospital and became the Medical Director of the OR and managing partner of the anesthesia group. Doug has served in numerous clinical and administrative leadership roles as well as serving on the hospital board of directors during his tenure. After affiliation with the Asante Health System, he joined Asante Physician Partners as Executive Medical Director and subsequent APP Chief Medical Officer.
Both Doug and Patti have a strong volunteer commitment to the community. Doug has served on the Hearts and Vines Foundation board, which is a foundational supporter of Dunn House and other victim services organizations locally. He also served on the Britt Festivals board as well as being involved in a number of local health initiatives designed to address access and care for our most vulnerable populations. Doug is very excited to be a part of the Community Works organization.