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Ronald M. Lazar, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Director, Richard & Jenny Levine Cerebral Localization Laboratory
Division of Stroke


  • PhD: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Residency: (Educational Planning & Administration) Georgetown University, DC
    (Behavioral Neuropsychology) Eunice K Shriver Center, MA
  • Fellowship: (Clinical Neuropsychology) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Forensic Medicine
American Board of Psychological Specialities

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710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Dr. Ronald M. Lazar is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Director of the Cerebral Localization Laboratory at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He is also a Professional Neuropsychologist on the Stroke Service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Lazar received his undergraduate degree from New York University. Postdoctoral training occurred at Georgetown University and at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Massachusetts. Following his Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he became the Director of Psychology. He then joined the Department of Neurology at SUNY/Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn as Director of the Neuropsychology Service and at Kings County Hospital Center. He came to Columbia in 1993.

Dr. Lazar specializes in the relationship of cognitive function and brain disease and other illnesses, with emphasis on language, memory, reasoning and perception. Dr. Lazar's clinical research has been funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Langeloth Foundation, and other agencies. His publications have appeared in Neurology, Stroke, The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychologia, Circulation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Co-authored with Dr. J. Festa, his book Neurovascular Neuropsychology (Springer) was published in 2009. He has testified before the US House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging. He currently serves on the Mechanical Circulatory Support Advisory Panel for the Center for Diseases and Radiological Health at the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

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