Physician Profile

Harold Lazar, MD

Director, Cardiothoracic Research Program

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Medical School:

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA (1974)


  • General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor MI (1981)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York NY (1983)
  • Research Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles CA (1979)

Board Certification:

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Special Interest(s):

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • Valvular Repair and Replacement
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Pulmonary and Esophageal Surgery


A professor of cardiothoracic surgery and Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Laboratories at the Boston University School of Medicine, he is the author of over 130 peer review articles and has edited a book on Current Therapy for Acute Coronary Ischemia. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Consortium for Lung Transplantation, Secretary of the Section on Cardiac Surgery for The American College of Chest Physicians, and the Merit Review Committee for Surgery in the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He is currently a member of the National Peer Review Committee for Surgery for The American Heart Association and serves on The Editorial Boards of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and Cardiology Review. His research interests include myocardial protection during cardiac surgery, reversal of reperfusion injury during acute coronary revascularization, and mechanisms to alter inflammatory injury during cardiac surgery. He is the recipient of a grant from The American Diabetic Association to study the effects of Glucose-insulin-potassium solutions during CABG surgery in diabetic patients.

Harold Lazar, MD

Primary Address

88 East Newton Street
Robinson Building
Suite B-402
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-7350
Fax: (617) 638-7228

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