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Aili L. Lazaar, MD

Aili L. Lazaar, MD Provider Not Employed by Penn Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Emphysema Program

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Smoker's Cough

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Phase I-II clinical trials in COPD, critical care, pulmonary hypertension

Selected Publications:

Esther CR, Lazaar AL, Bordonali E, Qaqish B, Boucher RC: Elevated airway purines in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chest 140 (4): 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 (2): 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 (1): 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 AL, Albelda SM, Pilewski JM, Brennan B, Pure E, Panettieri RA 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 Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
10th floor

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

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