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McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1958-1962
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) May 1962
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 1962-1966
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) May 1966

Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Junior Rotating Intern July 1966 - July 1967
Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Junior Assistant Resident Surgery July 1967 - July 1968
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School of Dallas
Resident in Neurological Surgery July 1968 - July 1973
Fellow in Surgery (Neurosurgery) July 1968 - July 1973
Chief Resident - Neurological Surgery July 1971 - July 1973
University of London, National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases, England
Postgraduate Fellow in Neurology July 1970 - January 1971

National Research Council of Canada (Deep Temperature Lab) 1963 - 1967
University of London, National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases, England (Neurology) 1970 - 1971
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas (Surgery) 1971 - 1973

American Board of Neurological Surgery November 1975

Civic Honors:

MediSend/International (http://www.medisend.org/)
Founder 1990
President 1990 - 1997
Chairman of the Board 1990 to July 2005
Chairman Emeritus July 2005 - Present

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge "George Washington Honor Medal" 13 Nov. 2003
E-town Foundation "E-chievement Award" 16 March 2003
Federation of Kerala Associations in North America - FOKANA - "Distinguished Service Award" 7 July 2002
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, "National Certificate of Merit" September 2001
The SAVVY Award 19 April 2001
Irving D-FW Indian Lions Club "Citizen of the Year" 6 April 2001
Environmental Center of Dallas, ECO Dallas Conference, "Award of Environmental Excellence" 1 April 2000
Irving D-FW Indian Lions Club "Appreciation Award" 25 March 2000
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 9 Nov. 1996
The CARE Foundation "1995 International Humanitarian Award" 4 May 1995
J.C. Penney "Golden Rule Award" 20 May 1993

Dr. Lazar's special interests lie in the advanced Microneurosurgical, Microvascular and Microendoscopic Minimally Invasive Techniques as they apply to Skull Base, Pituitary and Acoustic Tumors; Orbital Tumors; Complex Spinal Disorders (including SPINAL CORD TUMORS); Trigeminal and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm. He has lectured frequently at home and abroad regarding his special neurosurgical interests.

Martin L. Lazar, M.D., F.A.C.S.


  1. Cerebral Angiography During Operation for Intracranial Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations J.Neurosurgery 34:706 - 708, 1971. (Lazar, M.L., Watts, C.C., Kilgore, B. and Clark, W.K.)

  2. Microsurgical Cerebral Revascularization: Concepts and Practice. Surgical Neurology 1:355-359, 1973. (Lazar, M.L., and Clark, W.K.)

  3. Direct Surgical Management of Masses in the Region of the Vein of Galen. Surgical Neurology 2:17-21, 1974. (Lazar, M.L., and Clark, W.K.)

  4. Vein of Galen Aneurysm: A Case Report of Successful Excision of a Completely Thrombosed Aneurysm in an Infant. Surgical Neurology 2:22-24, 1974. (Lazar, M.L.)

  5. An Automated Tumor Resection Device for Neurological Surgery. Neurosurgery 3:392-395, 1978. (Lazar, M.L., Wang, C., and Bland, J.E.)

  6. Trigeminal Neuralgia: Recent Advances in Management. Texas Medicine 74:45-48, 1978. (Lazar, M.L.)

  7. Management of Tic Douloureux. Letter to the Editor, JAMA 240:1715, 1978 (Lazar, M.L.)

  8. Treatment of Pain Syndromes. Current Treatment of Neurological Diseases edited by Rosenberg, R., Spectrum Publications, Jamaica, NY, 1979, pp. 589-604. (Bland, J.E., Lazar, M.L., and Naarden, A.L.)

  9. Automated Tumor Extraction Device for Neurological Surgery. J Clinical Engineering 4:167-170, 1979. (Wang, C.C.T., Chan, G., and Lazar, M.L.)

  10. Trigeminal Neuralgia (Abstract). Dental Abstracts, August, 1979, pp. 526-527 (Lazar, M.L.)

  11. Trigeminal Neuralgia and Multiple Sclerosis: Demonstration of the Plaque in an Operative Case. Neurosurgery 5:711-717, 1979. (Lazar, M.L., and Kirkpatrick, J.B.)

  12. Lumbar Adhesive Arachnoiditis. Letter of the Editor, Neurosurgery 5:771-772, 1979 (Lazar, M.L., and Bland, J.E.)

  13. Middle Cerebral Artery Fenestration. Neurosurgery 6:297-300, 1980. (Lazar, M.L., Bland, J.E., North, R.R., and Bringewald, P.R.)

  14. Radiological Studies of Pituitary Tumors. Letter to the Editor, JAMA 242:2557, 1979. (Lazar, M.L.)

  15. Current Treatment of Tic Douloureux. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology 50:504-508, 1980. (Lazar, M.L.)

  16. Facial Pain Mimicking Oral Pathology: Some Modern Concepts and Treatment. Journal of the American Dental Association 100:884-888, 1980. (Lazar, M.L., Greenlee, R.G., and Naarden, A.L.)

  17. Trigeminal Neuralgia: Recent Advances in Management (Abstract). Headache 19:401, 1979. (Lazar, M.L.)

  18. Carotid Endarterectomy Without Shunt. Neurosurgery 8:153-157, 1981. (Bland, J.E., and Lazar, M.L.)

  19. Chapter 49: Automated Cutting and Suction. Neurosurgical and Related Techniques, Neurosurgery, Vol. 1, Part V. Edited by Wilkins, R.H., and Rengachary, S.S. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, NY, 1985. (Lazar, M.L.)

  20. Thrombosed Aneurysm of the Vein of Galen (Six, E.G., Cowley, A.R., Kelly, D.L., and Laster, D.W.) Critique and Comments, Neurosurgery7:274-278, 1980 (Lazar, M.L.)

  21. Pineal Region Meningioma: Report of Two cases and Literature Review (Piatti, J.H., and Campbell, G.A.) Critique and Comments, Neurosurgery 2:369-375, 1983 (Lazar, M.L.)

  22. Aneurysms Associated with Moyamoya Disease (Konishi, Y., Kadowaki, D., Hara, M., and Takeuchi, K.) Critique and Comments, Neurosurgery 6:484-491, 1985. (Lazar, M.L.)

  23. CT Scan-Directed Stereotactic Neurosurgery. Texas Medicine 81:44-49, 1985. (Denton, I.C., Stevens, E.A., Lazar, M.L., Bland, J.E., and Bringewald, P.R.)

  24. Spina Bifida: Role of Neural Tissue Damage During Pregnancy in Producing Spinal Paralysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology 86:300-301, 1995. (Millicovsky, G. and Lazar, M. L.)

  25. Minimally Invasive Resection of Anterior Intradural Calcified Meningioma of the Thoracic Spine (Martin L. Lazar, MD, FACS; In preparation)

  26. Minimally Invasive Resection of Major Mass Lesions within the Spinal Canal (Martin L. Lazar, MD, FACS. In preparation)
  1. Posterior Fossa Tumors: Excision Using the Lazar-Berkeley Biotome (19 minutes).

  2. Lazar-Berkeley Biotome: Excision of a Posterior Third Ventricular Tumor (6 minutes).

  3. Lazar-Berkeley Biotome (19 minutes).
    Section 5: Surgical Technique. Model 3000 Biotome Operation and Service Manual, Berkeley Bio-Engineering, San Leandro, California, May, 1978.
    "The Natural History of Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion"
    Southern Neurosurgical Society, February 1972, Houston, Texas

    "Microsurgical Cerebral Revascularization"
    Texas Medical Association, May 1972, San Antonio, Texas

    "Microsurgical Cerebral Revascularization"
    Association of Operating Room Nurses of Dallas (AORN), September 1972, Dallas, Texas

    "Microsurgical Cerebral Revascularization"
    Texas Nurses Association, Recovery Room Symposium, May 1973, Dallas, Texas

    "Microsurgical Cerebral Revascularization: Distal Internal Carotid Artery Bypass Grafting"
    Southern Neurosurgical Society, February 1973, Atlanta, Georgia

    "To Galen and Back: Surgical Excision of Pineal Region Tumors"
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 1973, Los Angeles, California

    "Lazar-Berkeley Biotome"
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Cine Clinic), September 1978, Washington, D.C.

    "Current Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia"
    Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, May 1979, Dallas, Texas

    "Facial Pain — Trigeminal Neuralgia"
    Central Association of Dentists and Physicians, February 1978, Aspen, Colorado

    "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia"
    North Texas Society of Oral Surgeons, November 1978, Dallas, Texas

    "Facial Pain Syndromes of Neurological Origin Mimicking Oral Pathology"
    Canadian-American Medical Dental Association, March 1980, Snowmass, Colorado

    "Posterior Third Ventricular Tumors: Surgical Treatment"
    Sixth Richard Lende Memorial Neurosurgical Meeting, February 1980, Snowbird, Utah

    "Orbital Tumors" (Bringewald, P.R., and Lazar, M.L.)
    Sixth Richard Lende Memorial Neurosurgical Meeting, February 1980, Snowbird, Utah

    "Laser Instrumentation in Neurosurgery"
    Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, April 1980, San Francisco, California

    "The Automated Microneurosurgical Resection System"
    Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, April 1980, San Francisco, California

    "Arachnoiditis: Surgical Treatment"
    Seventh Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1981, Snowbird, Utah

    "New Methods of Tissue Dissection"
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 1981, Boston, Massachusetts

    "Surgical Treatment of Advanced Aggressive Pituitary Tumors"
    Texas Endocrine Association/Texas Medical Association, May 1981, Dallas, Texas

    "Surgical Treatment of Advanced Aggressive Pituitary Tumors"
    Eighth Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1982, Snowbird, Utah

    "Intraoperative Brainstem Auditory and Visual Evoked Response Control During Neurosurgical Procedures"
    Clinical Application of Evoked Responses Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, January 14, 1983

    "Surgical Treatment of Brainstem Gliomas"
    Ninth Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1983, Snowbird, Utah

    "Microsurgical Treatment of Lumbar Adhesive Arachnoiditis"
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 1983, Washington, D.C.

    "Parasellar Lesions: The Anterior Clinoid Process and Surgical Considerations"
    Tenth Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1984, Snowbird, Utah

    "Arnold-Chiari Malformation in the Adult: Neurosurgical Experience"
    Eleventh Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1985, Snowbird, Utah

    "Visual Evoked Potential Monitoring in Neurosurgery"
    "Brainstem Evoked Response Monitoring in Neurosurgery"
    "Practical Aspects of Intraoperative Evoked Potential Monitoring"
    May 30-31, 1985, Madison Wisconsin

    "Preservation of Hearing in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery Through the Use of Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential Monitoring"
    Thirteenth Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgical Conference, February 1986, Snowbird, Utah

    "Minimally Invasive Surgery for Resection of Spinal Cord Tumors"
    American College of Surgeons (North Texas Chapter), 45th Annual Meeting, February 25, 2006, Cityplace Conference Center, Dallas, Texas

    "Minimally Invasive Surgery for Resection of Spinal Cord Tumors"
    Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 5, 2006, Houston, Texas

    "Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Resection of Major Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors and Rare Lesions”
    American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons/International College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 19, 2009, Montreal, Canada

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