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Aili L. Lazaar, MD

Aili L. Lazaar, MD Non-Penn Medicine Provider

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Lazaar is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1993
  • Internal Medicine, 1989
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Obstructive Airway Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Asthma, COPD, COPD clinical trials

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lazaar is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Airway smooth muscle, matrix, VEGF, signal transduction

Selected Publications:

Bloomer JC, Nash M, Webb A, Miller BE, Lazaar A, Beaumont C, Guiney WJ: Assessment of potential drug interactions by characterisation of human drug metabolism pathways using non-invasive bile sampling British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 75 : 488-496,2012.

Esther CR, Lazaar AL, Bordonali E, Qaqish B, Boucher RC: Elevated airway purines in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chest 140 : 954-960,2011.

Lazaar AL, Sweeney LE, MacDonald AJ, Alexis NE, Chen C, Deans A, Tal-Singer R: SB-656933, a novel CXCR2 selective antagonist, inhibits ex-vivo neutrophil activation and ozone-induced airway inflammation in humans. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 72 : 282-293,2011.

Singh D, Petavy F, Macdonald AJ, Lazaar A and O`Connor BJ: The inhaled phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor GSK256066 inhibits allergen challenge responses in asthma. Respiratory Research 11 : 26,2010.

Kim JH, Van Biesen C, Lazaar AL: VEGF alters tracheal ring force generation in a rho-dependent manner Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169 : A445,2004.

Kazi AS, Lotfi S, Krymskaya VP, Lazaar AL.: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) up regulates fibronectin and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) secretion by human airway smooth muscle cells Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167 : A689,2003.

Goncharova EA, Goncharov DA, Panettieri RA, Lazaar AL, Krymskaya VP.: VEGF stimulates proliferation and migration of LAM-derived cells Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167 : A953,2003.

Kim JH, Ammit AJ, Puré E, Lazaar AL.: Hyaluronan activates NF-kB and induces IL-6 by human airway smooth muscle cells Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167 : A690,2003.

Lazaar AL, Panettieri RA: Airway Smooth Muscle: An Immunomodulatory Cell? Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation 177 : 767-780,2003.

Lazaar, A L. Albelda, S M. Pilewski, J M. Brennan, B. Pure, E. Panettieri, R A Jr.: T lymphocytes adhere to airway smooth muscle cells via integrins and CD44 and induce smooth muscle cell DNA synthesis. Journal of Experimental Medicine 180 (3): 807-16,1994.

Academic Contact Info

Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
39th and Market Streets
PHI, 1st floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318
Phone: (215) 662-8766
Fax: (215) 243-5265
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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