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About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande H. Lazar, M.D. has established himself throughout his career as an innovator in the medical field and a philanthropist within his community. Dr. Rande Lazar has successfully described new pediatric procedures to the medical community and laid the groundwork for future physicians and researchers to build upon his work.

When Dr. Lazar arrived in Memphis he was the only fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist in the Mid-South. At LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Dr. Rande Lazar implemented and was a pioneer in this region for upper airway reconstruction procedures, i.e., cricoid splits and laryngotracheal reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Rande Lazar utilized state-of-the-art equipment which included CO2 lasers and KTP lasers for the airway. Dr. Rande Lazar and his group adopted endonasal sinus surgery for pediatric patients and were the first in the nation to publish in a peer reviewed journal on this procedure. Dr. Rande Lazar’s work has stood the test of time in all these areas, as those procedures are still being done in much the same way as he described them and implemented them in the Mid-South.

Dr. Rande Lazar focuses on inspiring young physicians within his field to grow, innovate and improve the medical sciences in which they participate. To that end, Dr. Rande Lazar has established scholarships at both Brooklyn College and Mississippi State University, as well as the annual $10,000, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant.

In an effort to create a foundation for future young physicians, Dr. Rande Lazar created the Lazar Family Lectureship in Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. All of Dr. Rande Lazar’s gifts, endowments and scholarships are perpetual. Unlike most other grants, Dr. Lazar’s have been established and financial resources have been created and set aside to benefit young people, not only for generations, but forever.

Dr. Rande Lazar has been the Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee/ Chief of Staff at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center-East Surgery Center for over 15 years. He has served on the Medical Executive Committee for 20 years. Dr. Rande Lazar has served as Chief of Surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. Additionally, he has been Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Systems of Memphis.

Dr. Rande Lazar has been honored to serve on a wide range of boards including:

  • Ear Nose & Throat Journal
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Memphis Development Foundation/The Orpheum

In addition, Dr. Lazar is a reviewer for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery journal.

A perpetual scholar of his field, Dr. Lazar’s educational credits are extensive and include:

  • Undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College – 1973
  • Medical Degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara – 1978
  • Training at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York – 1979
  • Surgical Residency Training at Cornell- North Shore University Hospital System, Manhasset, New York
  • Surgical Residency Training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Otolaryngology Residency Training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Chief Resident of Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology/Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Rande Lazar is currently the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program for Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Rande Lazar has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Rande Lazar is an international and national speaker on numerous topics in pediatric otolaryngology, adult sinus surgery, and the treatment of sinusitis and sleep apnea. Dr. Rande Lazar is also on the staff of:

  • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
  • Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Systems of Memphis
  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Baptist Memorial Hospitals of Memphis
  • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center-East Surgery Center

About his giving, Dr. Rande Lazar says, “To me, philanthropy and giving is not doing something special; it is our obligation as human beings. To me, something special is creating a perpetual foundation to educate young people to offer them the opportunity to learn and mature. It is our obligation to guarantee the future for their education, to guarantee open dialogue, to guarantee open communication we can use to intellectually stimulate our children and members of our profession. We have a very finite period of time on this earth and after we’re gone, people’s memories fade. The only legacies we leave behind are what our children will accomplish in their future.”

Dr. Lazar is a founding physician at Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis.

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