Five hospitalists have joined Mercy Clinic to serve Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City’s admitted patients. Drs. English, Garrett, Khalid, Singh and Lufkin will support the 380-bed multi-specialty hospital in Oklahoma City.
Hospitalists provide specialized care to hospital patients and often serve as the primary doctor during hospital stays. The care of the patient is most often coordinated between the hospitalist and the patient’s primary care physician. This allows hospital medicine physicians to use their intimate knowledge of the hospital staff, services and procedures to provide care, handle emergencies and address questions and concerns as they arise.
Gerald English, D.O., completed his residency in internal medicine at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, also in Blacksburg, Va. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and is currently board-eligible, having recently completed his examination.
Travis Garrett, M.D., completed his residency in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.
Mansoor Khalid, M.D., completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center, in Tulsa, Okla. He has experience in a hospitalist role, having served as attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and as a hospitalist at Saint Francis Hospital, in Tulsa, Okla. He was an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston and is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Rajesh Singh, M.D., completed his residency in internal medicine from St. Louis University Medical Center, and also has previous experience with anesthesia training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He earned his Doctor of Medicine with distinction in research from St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to being a hospitalist, he has interests in pain management, palliative care, and Epic electronic health records.
Dr. Ariel Lufkin, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine in addition to earning a master’s degree in medical sciences and a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences.