Toluwalase Ajayi, MD

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Toluwalase Ajayi, MD
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • English


Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD, is a fellowship trained palliative care physician. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses regardless of age, and disease stage. She works with team members to focus her care on the patient and family, and providing an extra layer of support for them with consideration of their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

Dr. Toluwalase specializes in high-level pain and non-pain symptom management as well as goals of care conversations at any stage of illness. Her areas of research include symptom management in pediatric palliative care, resident physician communication skills, and improved quality of life in patients with cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.

Outside of work, you can find her running the trails at Balboa Park, paddle boarding or grocery shopping for fun things to cook.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2018

Medical Education

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, MD, 2009


  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2012


  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2013

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