Jorge Lazareff, M.D.
Department: School of Medicine
CAMPUS - 703919
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752
Tel: (310) 206-6677
Keywords: Latin America
Professor and Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. Dr. Jorge Lazareff's primary focus is the treatment of children with neurosurgical disorders.
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery.
Department of Neurosurgery.
David Geffen School of Medicine.
Medical Degree from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Neurosurgery Residency
at Hospital de Niños de Buenos Aires. Fellowships Neurosurgery at Cape Town
University (South Africa). Fellowship in the metabolism of brain tumors at the University
of Alberta Edmonton (Canada). Director of Surgical Research and Head of Department
of Neurosurgery at Hospital Infantil de México (D.F.).In 1993 joined the faculty at UCLA
Department of Neurosurgery. In 1996 appointed Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery
program at UCLA until 2013. In 2013 Director of the Latin American Initiative at UCLA
Center for World Health until 2020.
In 2014, I developed a program to foster clinical research by introducing to medical
students and graduates the fundamentals of Critical Thinking applied to interpreting
clinical evidence. The program runs in Medical Schools in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and
El Salvador, and is currently active in Peru and Nicaragua. The course consisted of
seven lectures delivered in Spanish via the Internet. In 2019 received an Honorary
Degree in Medicine from UNAN-Managua. In 2022 appointed Docente Extraordinario by
the Universidad Científica del Sur (Lima, Peru).
In summary, my interest is the development of analytical capabilities of medical students
and physicians in Latin America.