“Advances in the treatment of breast cancer are continually changing the role of the breast surgeon. This only strengthens my resolve to participate in my patients treatment plan committed not only to their surgical care, but to each woman’s overall well-being.”
– Laura Lazarus, MD, FACS
Dr. Lazarus graduated with a B.S. in Biopsychology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She earned her Medical Degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her residency in general surgery at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, followed by a fellowship in breast surgery at Northwestern University Medical School, Lynn Sage Breast Center in Chicago.
Dr. Lazarus is a board certified surgeon who most recently worked as a breast surgeon at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. She was named a Top Doctor in the New York Metro area for three consecutive years, 2012 – 2014, and won the Patient’s Choice Award in 2008 – 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Lazarus was a breast surgeon at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Center at the Medical Center of Louisiana. While in New Orleans, she was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at LSU School of Medicine, a member of the Oncology Committee and the Chairperson of the Oncology Quality & Performance Improvement Sub-committee at Memorial Medical Center. In 2003, she received the Professional Recognition Award presented by American Cancer Society, Louisiana for “Outstanding Physician in the Practice of Oncology.”
Dr. Lazarus is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member and Mastery Participant in the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a SWOG affiliate member. She has served on the Oncology Committee at Greenwich Hospital for the past eight years and recently received the Northeast Medical Group Award of Excellence for integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability and compassion. Before returning to Louisiana, Dr. Lazarus was a member of the Greenwich Medical Society.