OKLAHOMA CITY – Working with oncology patients runs in Dr. Foster Lasley’s family — his mother worked with oncology patients as a pharmacist and now Lasley cares for them as a new radiation oncologist at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
“As a provider, I like to work with patients to set a treatment plan together based on their goals and expectations,” said Lasley.
He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. In June, he completed his residency from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
He has specialty training in linear accelerator-based standard fractionation radiotherapy for all major disease sites; stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung, liver and spine; pediatric radiation oncology; Gamma Knife radiosurgery; linear accelerator-based cranial stereotactic radiosurgery; prostate low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy; gynecological brachytherapy; and total skin irradiation.
Lasley, a native of Oklahoma, is married and has a 6-month-old son. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and has even built his own kitchen table and entertainment center. He has also co-authored a textbook for radiation oncology physics.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.