- Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Dr Lassar is Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine and Staff Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist at Banner University Medical Center South Campus. He completed his undergraduate BA at Washington University in St. Louis cum laude, attended St. Louis University School of Medicine where he was President of AOA and was graduated with MD magna cum laude in 1977, then returned to Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency in Internal Medicine, in which he is board certified, and subsequently completed training and board certification in Cardiovascular Diseases at University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. In 1982 Dr Lassar began a career in clinical care and clinical research, and was a founder of the field of Interventional Cardiology, now a subspecialty of CV disease then in its infancy. As Asst. Professor of Medicine at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus Aurora St. Luke’s-Sinai-Samaritan Hospitals, he was Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention developing research interests and publishing in the areas of coronary flow and physiology, management of acute and chronic ischemic heart disease, advanced coronary imaging, and new device development. In 1988 he was recruited to serve as Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, and subsequently served as Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director Adult Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention from 1997 until 2013 at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve Medical School of Medicine before joining the medical staff at University of Arizona in 2014. Dr Lassar has continued to focus his clinical and academic interests in the development of new coronary devices and platforms, vascular closure devices, platelet pharmacology, application of platelet function testing to clinical management of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials of new generation antiplatelet drugs. Dr Lassar is an active member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and was until recently an elected member of the Ohio ACC Board of Governors. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) over the years having served on multiple leadership and steering committees. He is subspecialty board certified in Interventional Cardiology.
- M.D. Medicine
- St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- B.A. English Literature
- Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Licensure & Certification
- Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
- Sub-specialty Certification, Interventional Cardiology (2001)
- Ten Year Recertification, Interventional Cardiology (2011)
- License, Ohio State Board of Health Arts (1988)
- Medical License, Missouri State Board of Healing Arts (1977)
- Medical License, Illinois State Board of Healing Arts (1980)
- Medical License, Wisconsin State Board of Healing Arts (1982)
- Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners (1978)
- Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty Cardiovascular Diseases (1982)
- License, Arizona Medical Board (2013)
- Certification, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons; Cardiology, IC (2016)
- Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (2014)
Dr Lassar has continued to focus his clinical and academic interests in the development of new coronary devices and platforms, vascular closure devices, platelet pharmacology, application of platelet function testing to clinical management of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials of new generation antiplatelet drugs.
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