Born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 2, 1941, Coast Guard Veteran Honorably Discharged in 1968. Graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, 1977, Residency trained at Kirwood Hospital, Detroit, Michigan from 1978-1979. Dr. Lazar earned his J.D. degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1986, Honored by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of America's Most Influential Podiatrists in 2001, 2006, and 2012. Dr. Lazar was the Executive Director and Chief Counsel of the ACCPPS from 1987 to 2006, In May of 2007 till his passing on January 18, 2013 held the position of Executive Director and Chief Counsel for the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. Dr. Lazar was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to hold a seat on the Michigan Podiatric Licensing Board. His Vice-Chair appointment term was from June, 2009 till June, 2013.
Dr. Lazar has always been an active and tireless supporter of the Podiatric profession and its members, fighting hard to maintain Podiatry on an equal platform amongst other medical disciplines.
Although his chosen profession was podiatry, Howard was insightful to integrate his legal education into the political and professional world of podiatry. Anyone who met Howard or who called upon him in their time of need met a man responsive, congenial, and dedicated to helping, no matter how large or small the problem, by trying to make the practice of podiatry evenly accessible to all its PR actioners.
From all the people you have helped and loved and from an entire profession, THANK YOU HOWARD. You will be missed. If a tear could be held forever, his passing will never be forgotten.
American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery
- Howard Lazar, DPM, J.D. – Past President Emeritus
- Joseph B. Gimbel, DPM – President Elect and Treasurer
- Joseph B. Gimbel, DPM, Arlington, MA
- Ilze Junkulis-Muller, R. Ph., Farmington Hills, MI – Public Member
- Dedrie M. Polakof, DPM, Phoenix, AZ
- Irina B. Vasserman, DPM, Brookline, MA – Secretary
- Bruce J. Holtzman, DPM, Delray Beach, FL