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Dr. Rande H Lazar

Rande H. Lazar, M.D., a Brooklyn Technical High School graduate class of 1969, is an Otolaryngologist with a primary focus on ear, nose, and throat disorders and special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders, as well as with hearing problems and children’s disorders of the larynx.


Dr. Lazar 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 in 1984 he was the only fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist in the Mid-South. At LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, where he did his Pediatric Otolarynology Fellowship from 1984-1985, 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.


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. He received his Bachelor’s at Brooklyn College in 1973 and received his medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. He did his residency at the Department of General Surgery, Cornell-North Shore University Hospital in New York and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, where he became Chief Resident in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders. He was licensed in 1985 by the State of Tennessee and obtained certification in 1984 from the American Board of Otolaryngology for Head and Neck Surgery and in 2005 from the American Board of Disability Analysts.

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