Michael J. Lazer, MD
Michael J. Lazar, MD was an early user of the HIFU technology, beginning back in 2007. He was credentialed as proctor in 2010 and participated in editing the user manual for the Sonablate® HIFU system. Lazar trained FDA investigators on HIFU patient care and was commissioned by SonaCare Medical to proctor FDA clinical trial cases. He was the site director for SonaCare Medical’s international training site located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico prior to FDA clearance.
Lazar has been certified by the American Board of Urology four times and has practiced in Santa Rosa, Calif. since 1983. He is chairman of the Board of Redwood Health Services, Inc. providing insurance products for employee groups. Lazar is also CEO and managing director of Santa Rosa Surgical Management Company, LLC, who manages the ambulatory surgery center at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He has participated in medical staff leadership and has served as hospital chief-of-staff as well as departmental and section chairs.
Lazar received his urology training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, La. and is a graduate of University of Arkansas Medical School.