About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande H. Lazar, MD, has pioneered in the medical field and given back his community throughout his career. Dr. Rande Lazar has introduced new pediatric procedures to the medical community and his work has laid a groundwork for future physicians and researchers to build upon.

When he arrived in Memphis, Dr. Rande Lazar was the Mid-South’s only fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist. At LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Dr. Rande Lazar innovated in this region with upper airway reconstruction procedures like cricoid splits and laryngotracheal reconstruction.

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 on this procedure in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Rande Lazar’s work remains relevant, as those procedures are still done in the same way as he described and implemented them in the Mid-South.

Dr. Rande Lazar has emphasized inspiring physicians within his field to pioneer and improve the medical field. To that end, he has founded scholarships at both Brooklyn College and Mississippi State, as well as the annual $10,000, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant.

Dr. Rande Lazar created the Lazar Family Lectureship in Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to create a foundation for future young physicians. All of Dr. Rande Lazar’s gifts, endowments and scholarships are perpetual. Unlike most other grants, Dr. Rande Lazar’s have been established and financial resources have been created and set aside to benefit young people without diminishing.

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

The Education of Dr. Rande Lazar

A devout scholar, Dr. Rande 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. Lazar’s Experience

Dr. Rande Lazar is currently the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program for ENT Memphis at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Rande Lazar has helped author over 40 published 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

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

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

Philanthropy of Rande Lazar

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 ENT Memphis.

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