Melissa A. Lazar, M.D. Appointed Breast Surgeon at Jefferson Breast Care Center

(PHILADELPHIA) – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has appointed Melissa A. Lazar, M.D. as a surgeon at the Jefferson Breast Care Center. She has also been appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery by Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Lazar recently completed her general surgery residency at Jefferson and fellowship in Breast Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lazar specializes in breast cancer surgery.
Jefferson Breast Care Center Director Massimo Cristofanilli, M.D. said, “We are pleased that Dr. Lazar is joining the Jefferson Breast Care Center. She brings enthusiasm and energy to our patients and is a great new member of our team.”
Dr. Lazar graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, and completed her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College.
In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Lazar completed a one-year experience in surgical research, also at Jefferson. Her research focused on the role of nicotine in cancer.
Dr. Lazar is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Note: Dr. Lazar lives in Center City, Philadelphia.
Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is nationally renowned for medical and health sciences education and innovative research.   Founded in 1824, TJU includes Jefferson Medical College (JMC), one of the largest private medical schools in the country and ranked among the nation’s best medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Jefferson Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Population Health and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  Jefferson University Physicians is TJU’s multi-specialty physician practice consisting of the full-time faculty of JMC.  Thomas Jefferson University partners with its clinical affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
 For more information, contact Katie Krauss, (215) 955-5507,

Published: 12-12-2013

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