Mercy Clinic Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician

November 30, 2012

   Ajit Lale, M.D., internal medicine physician, has joined Mercy Clinic Primary Care in Independence.
   Dr. Lale recently completed his residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, NY, through Albert Einstein University. He also received education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he trained in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program pursuing a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, and previously studied at universities in Singapore and India.
   As an internist, Dr. Lale is trained to care for a wide range of conditions, including congestive heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and pneumonia as well as general health care maintenance. At Mercy, he also will provide palliative and hospice care and work with the  telestroke telemedicine and eICU (electronic intensive care unit) programs. He has special interest in pulmonary and respiratory diseases.
   His awards and achievements during training and residency include selection as a delegate for the Committee of Interns and Residents for two successive years at the Bronx hospital and award of the “Best Fellow of the Year” designation among 50 trainees from the Department of Medicine in Singapore. Dr. Lale also was awarded the “President’s Medal” for service as a front-line health care worker during an outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Singapore and was awarded the “Gold Medal” in Board Examination in Pulmonary Diseases by the University of Bombay.
   Dr. Lale’s wife, Seema Lale, M.D., joined Mercy in August as a clinical pathologist. The couple have one son, Amit, age 9.
   “I am extremely impressed with Dr. Lale’s experience, skills and ambition and have been amazed by how he hit town just a few weeks ago fully engaged and ready to serve this community,” said Eric Ammons, president of Mercy Hospital Independence. “He is a patient-oriented problem solver, and our community is going to benefit greatly from his practice. Another wonderful addition to our excellent, growing medical staff!”
   More information on Dr. Lale’s practice is available by calling Mercy Clinic at 620-332-3280.