John Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Washington, DC

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor Thoracic Surgery Georgetown University School of Medicine/ Director of Thoracic Robotics

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Education & Training

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Lenox Hill HospitalPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Oncology/Robotics, 2013 - 2014
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2011 - 2013
  • PinnacleHealth System - PolyclinicResidency, General Surgery, 2006 - 2011
  • St. George's University School of Medicine
    St. George's University School of MedicineClass of 2006
  • University of RochesterB.A., English, With honors, 1992 - 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • First Place, Best Video Presentation General Thoracic Track: Robotically Assisted Bilateral Bronchoplasty for Tracheobronchomalacia International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2014
  • Third Place, Best Resident Presentation on Predicting Cardiac Surgery Complications in Octogenarians Eastern Thoracic Society, 2010
  • Surgical Tract Medical Education Day, First Place, Complications in Laparoscopic Nephrectomies Harrisburg Hospital/Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • An analysis of motion artifacts recorded during surface electrogastrography: Are the patterns reproducible?  
    j levy, b riley, jf lazar, ws schecter, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device With and Without Temporary Right Ventricular Suppor  
    Lazar, J, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1/1/2013
  • Excising a Giant: Report of 7 cm Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm  
    Lazar, J, Texas Heart Institute Journal, 1/1/2013
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  • A Decade of Change: Training and Career Paths of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents 2003-2014 
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2015
  • Understanding Why Residents May Inaccurately Log Their Role in Operations 
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2015
  • Predictors of Career Choice Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees 
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2015
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Press Mentions

  • PinnacleHealth Expands Robotics Institute Capabilities with Da Vinci Xi® Surgical System
    PinnacleHealth Expands Robotics Institute Capabilities with Da Vinci Xi® Surgical SystemJune 13th, 2017

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