Seema Lale, M.D. has joined Mercy Hospital Independence
as a clinical pathologist, serving the Mercy Laboratory.
Dr. Lale has relocated to Independence from Pittsburgh, Pa., where she completed a pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Lale completed her medical education at the University of Mumbai, Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India, and later completed residencies at that university and at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in cytopathology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Lake Success, New York.
She is board certified in clinical and anatomical pathology, and while based in Independence, Dr. Lale is affiliated with the physicians of Midwest Pathology Services, serving both Independence and Fort Scott.
At Mercy, her role is to support local laboratory staff and physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patient conditions by evaluating blood and tissue specimens.
Dr. Lale is experienced in very specific, complex pathology testing that is only provided in a handful of clinical laboratory sites across the country, explained Eric Ammons, president of Mercy Hospital Independence.
“This is the first time in our hospital’s history that we have had a highly trained clinical pathologist based in Independence,” Ammons said. “The addition of Dr. Lale greatly strengthens our ability to support high-level diagnosis and treatment and ultimately enhance the quality of care we provide our patients. I’m extremely pleased to welcome Seema, as she brings not only a high caliber of expertise, but also a most delightful personality to our staff.”
Dr. Lale and her husband, Ajit Lale, M.D., have one son, Amit, age 8, who has relocated to Independence with his mother. Dr. Ajit Lale is completing his internal medicine residency at Inner City Hospital, Bronx, New York, and will join his family and Mercy Clinic Primary Care Independence in December.