Albert J. Polito, M.D.

Medical Director, The Lung Center at Mercy

Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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Albert J. Polito, M.D., Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Director for The Lung Center at Mercy, leads a highly skilled clinical team of pulmonologists.  Our lung doctors manage a comprehensive range of lung disorders with particular expertise in COPD, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease and sleep disorders.

Dr. Polito’s area of expertise includes interstitial lung disease, pulmonary conditions, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary infections.

Leadership with Compassionate Care

Dr. Albert Polito leads The Lung Center at Mercy and provides patients with advanced diagnostic methods and treatments for lung disorders. Patients trust Dr. Polito for his clinical expertise and find comfort in his approach. His patients value that he listens, answers their questions and helps them better understand their condition. 

Dr. Polito manages patient care, working closely with the specialists of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy and Interventional Radiology at Mercy. This coordinated approach to the care and treatment of lung disorders, and the knowledge of our specialists makes The Lung Center at Mercy among the best in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Lecturer, Published Author and Humanitarian

Dr. Albert Polito, Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Critical Medicine and Internal Medicine, is widely published and has lectured extensively on a national level. He was named “2011 Humanitarian of the Year” by the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation. Dr. Polito has numerous awards to his credit, including being named as one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors by Baltimore magazine numerous times.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center
  • Internship – Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center
  • Medical Degree – New York University School of Medicine
Patient Stories
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Keonna deals with chronic asthma during her pregnancy.

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Tina has learned to manage her chronic bronchitis with the help of a daily inhaler and Dr. Albert Polito.

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An avid fencer takes on asthma with the help of Mercy's Dr. Polito.

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A gifted singer finds her voice and a new way to help others after struggling with cancer and diabetes.

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Governor
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