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Richard Lazzaro, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Toms River, NJ, Community Medical Center


Thoracic Surgery Toms River, NJ

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Southern Region Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health

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  • Dr. Richard Lazzaro is a thoracic surgeon in New Jersey and is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice 29 years. He specializes in adult general thoracic surgery, robotic thoracic surgical oncology, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Education & Training

  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994 - 1997
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellResidency, Surgery, 1988 - 1994
  • Albany Medical College
    Albany Medical CollegeClass of 1988
  • Union College
    Union CollegeB.S., 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1990 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2012-2021
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2003, 2011-2021
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2002-2014, 2018-2021

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Excision of an Aortopulmonary Mediastinal Paraganglioma  
    Richard S Lazzaro, Amie J Kent, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotic harvest of intercostal muscle flap  
    azzaro RS, Guerges M, Kadosh B, Gulkarov I, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 8/1/2013
  • A practical algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management of solitary pulmonary nodules: part 2: pretest probability and algorithm  
    Patel VK, Naik SK, Naidich DP, Travis WD, Weingarten JA, Lazzaro R, Gutterman DD, Wentowski C, Grosu HB, Raoof S, Chest, 3/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • State of the Art Lectures in Robotic Surgery: State of the Art in Robotic Esophagectomy 
    Reston, VA - 8/28/2013
  • Robotic Pulmonary Resection 
    Manhasset, NY - 6/4/2013
  • Lobectomy 
    Staten Island, NY - 5/31/2013
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  • Video presentation: Robotic Thoracoscopic Resection of Intralobar Sequestration in an Adult 
    Lazzaro R
    Prague, Czech Republic - 6/12/2013

Press Mentions

  • New Robotic Treatment Offers Potential Cure for Chronic Coughs
    New Robotic Treatment Offers Potential Cure for Chronic CoughsAugust 6th, 2018
  • Could Blood Tests Replace Surgical Lung Biospies?
    Could Blood Tests Replace Surgical Lung Biospies?March 1st, 2019
  • Cancer Doctors See Encouraging Signs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Cancer Doctors See Encouraging Signs for Ruth Bader GinsburgDecember 21st, 2018
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