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Martin L. Lazar, MD, FACS

Neurosurgical Consultants
7777 Forest Lane
Suite A-94, PMB 136

Dallas, TX 75230

Tel: 972.566.6444
Fax: 972.566.6627
Cell: 214.533.0973
Email: Dr.Lazar@NeurosurgeryDallas.com

Clinical Background

Medical School: University of Ottawa, Canada
Internship: Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Residency: Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec (General Surgery)
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas (Neurological Surgery)
Fellowship: University of London, National Hospital for Neurological Diseases
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests

Martin L. Lazar, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board certified Neurological Surgeon who has been in active practice in Dallas, Texas since 1973. His special interests lie in the advanced Microneurosurgical, Microvascular and Microendoscopic Minimally Invasive techniques as they apply to Skull Base Tumors, Pituitary Tumors and Acoustic Tumors); Orbital Tumors; Complex Spinal Disorders including Spinal Cord Tumors; Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm.

Education & Practice

Dr. Lazar received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa. His post-graduate education included internship and residency in surgery at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal followed by a 5-year residency and fellowship program in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Lazar completed a post-graduate fellowship in Neurology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England as well as training in Microvascular Neurosurgery in Zurich Switzerland under the direction of Prof. Gazi Yasargil.

Dr. Lazar has been in Private Practice, in Dallas, Texas since 1973. He holds appointments in Neurological Surgery at several Dallas area hospitals. He is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, New York Academy of Sciences, North American Skull Base Society, Society for Neurovascular Surgery, The Joint Section on Tumours (American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgery), The Pituitary Society among other national and international organizations (Spine Universe, Trigeminal Neuralgia).

Civic Activities

Dr. Lazar is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MediSend/International a 501(C) 3 charity based in Dallas. He served as this charity's President, and later as Chairman of the Board until his retirement from the Board in July 2005. This NGO, in existence since 1990, collects surplus medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and supplies that for any of a number of reasons cannot, and will not, be used in this country, but still have a useful lifespan. This high quality and valuable surplus is distributed free of any charge to qualified healthcare institutions in developing countries. Since inception, MediSend/International has served recipient institutions in over 75 countries having delivered over $100 million in goods.

Dr. Lazar is the recipient of the 2003 George Washington Honor Medal awarded by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, the 2003 E-chievement Award from the e-town Foundation, the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (FOKANA), the 2001 SAVVY Award, the 1995 Care Foundation International Humanitarian Award and the 1993 JC Penney Golden Rule Award among other civic honours.

Dr. Lazar, as Chairman of the Board of MediSend/International accepted Texas' highest honor for recycling, as this organization was the recipient of the Year 2000 Gary Mauro Award from the Texas Corporate Recycling Council. Dr. Lazar was appointed to the position of Chairman Emeritus of MediSend/International in July 2005.


Dr. Lazar has been recognized annually by his colleagues and peers as one of the BEST DOCTORS in Dallas since the inception of this independent program in 1992 and is the ONLY NEUROSURGEON to be so recognized.

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