About Dr. Rande Lazar

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. 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.  Rande Lazar arrived in Memphis he was the only fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist in the Mid-South. At LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center he implemented and was a pioneer in this region for upper airway reconstruction procedures, i.e., cricoid splits and laryngotracheal reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Lazar utilized state-of-the-art equipment which included CO2 lasers and KTP lasers for the airway. He 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. 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.

Looking to the Future

Dr. Rande Lazar focuses on inspiring young physicians within his field to grow, innovate and improve the medical fields in which they participate. To that end, he has established scholarships at both Brooklyn College of the City University of New York 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. 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 in perpetuity.

A Wealth of Experience

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. He 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 community boards including:

  • Memphis College of Art
  • Memphis Development Foundation/The Orpheum Theatre

In addition, Dr. Lazar is a reviewer for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery journal and serves on the Editorial Board for the Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, as well as, Editor for the Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinics of the Ear, Nose and Throat Journal.

A perpetual scholar in his field, Dr. Rande Lazar’s extensive educational credits include:

  • Undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College
  • Medical Degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Training at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
  • 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
Dedicated to the Community

Dr. Rande Lazar is currently the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program for ENT Memphis at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Lazar has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an international and national speaker on numerous topics in pediatric otolaryngology, adult sinus surgery, and the treatment of sinusitis and sleep apnea. He 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. I firmly believe something special is creating and laying a perpetual foundation to educate young people and to offer them the opportunity to learn and mature. As parents and adults, it should be our mission to guarantee our young people their future education, to guarantee open communication, and 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."
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