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Medical Director, The Lung Center at Mercy


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care

Board Certifications:

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • English

Areas of Interest:

  • Asthma, Chronic Obstruct Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy

Albert Polito, M.D.

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

Prepare for Flu Season and Coronavirus - Dr. Albert Polito - Mercy

Dr. Albert Polito discusses the importance of protecting against the flu as well as the coronavirus. Learn more at

Chronic Lung Disease at Higher Risk for Complications from Coronavirus - Dr. Albert Polito - Mercy

Dr. Albert Polito discusses chronic lung diseases, such as COPD and lung cancer, are at a higher risk for complications from coronavirus. Learn more at

Chronic Bronchitis - Dr. Albert Polito - Mercy

Mercy lung specialist Dr. Albert Polito discusses treatment for chronic bronchitis. Learn more at

Risk Factors of Pulmonary Embolism - Dr. Albert Polito - Mercy

Mercy pulmonologist Dr. Albert Polito discusses risk factors and diagnosis for pulmonary embolism. Learn more at

Why is Asthma More Common in Women? - Dr. Albert Polito - Mercy

Pulmonologist Dr. Albert Polito discusses why asthma rates are higher in women than men. Learn more at

Asthma During Pregnancy - Drs. Robert Atlas and Albert Polito - Mercy

Mercy Medical Center's Drs. Robert Atlas And Albert Polito discuss treating asthma during pregnancy. Asthma is a common condition, but for pregnant women with chronic asthma, there can be serious consequences for the baby. Learn more at

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Insurances Accepted

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