Daniel A. Lazar, MD

Daniel A. Lazar, MD
Job Title
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Lazar is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders, minimally invasive spine surgery, neuro-oncology, Gamma Knife radiosurgery and skull-base surgery. He evaluates and treats his patients as individuals, employing state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical techniques to provide the best outcome possible. He strives to be available for his patients to support them and their families through the challenges of neurological diseases.

Dr. Lazar earned his M.D. at the UW. During his years of practice, Dr. Lazar has successfully treated many patients of spinal and central nervous system conditions through a variety of surgical techniques.

Clinical Interest

spinal disorders, minimally invasive spine surgery, neuro-oncology, gamma knife radiosurgery and skull-base surgery

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Lazar enjoys spending his free time with his wife, children and large extended family. He also enjoys all the outdoor activities the Northwest offers.


Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington Department of Surgery

University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery

University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery = 2012


  1. Peterson EC, Lazar DA, Nemecek AN, Duckert L, Rostomily R.  Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome: Successful treatment with repair of the middle fossa floor: technical case report.  Neurosurgery 63(6):E1207-8 2008
  2. Blaha M, Lazar DA.  Traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic complications after intracranial pressure monitoring.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry  76(1):141-149  2005 
  3. Britz GW, Lazar DA, Eskridge J, and Winn HR.  Accurate intraoperative localization of spinal arterio-venous fistulae with embolization coil:technical note.  Neurosurgery 55(1):252-254  2004
  4. Aagaard BD, Lazar DA, Lankerovich L, Andrus K, Hayes CE, Maravilla K, and Kliot M.  High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive method of observing injury and recovery in the peripheral nervous system.  Neurosurgery  53(1):199-203, 2003
  5. Blaha M, Lazar DA, Winn HR, and Ghatan S.  Hemorrhagic complications of intracranial pressure monitors in children.  Pediatric Neurosurgery  39(1):27-31, 2003.
  6. Mourad P, Lazar DA, Crum L, and Kliot M.  Ultrasound accelerates functional recovery after peripheral nerve damage.  Neurosurgery 48(5):1136-41, 2001.
  7. Lazar DA, Curra FP, Mohr B, McNutt LD, Kliot M and Mourad PD.  Acceleration of recovery after injury to the peripheral nervous system using ultrasound and other therapeutic modalities.  Neurosurgery Clinics of North America 12(2):353-57, 2001.
  8. Lazar DA, Ellegala DB, Avellino AM, Dailey AT, Andrus K, and Kliot M.  Modulation of macrophage and microglial responses to axonal injury in the peripheral and central nervous systems.  Neurosurgery 45 (3):593-00, 1999.
  9. Leung E, Walsh LK, Kim EJ, Lazar DA, Seran CS, Wong EH, and Eglen RM.  Enhancement of the adenosine A receptor functions by benzoylthiophenes in guinea pig tissues in vitro. Naunyn-Schmiedebergs-Arch. Pharmacol.  352:206-12, 1995.


Book Chapters:

  1. Lazar DA, Fitch M, Silver J, and Kliot M. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Mediating Injury and Recovery in the Nervous System.  In: Youman’s Neurological Surgery, (Fifth Edition): Volume 1.  W. B. Saunders.  2003 pp 195-214.