Michael E. Lazarus, MD

Michael E. Lazarus, MD

  • Hospital Medicine


Dr. Michael Lazarus obtained his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Health Sciences, Johannesburg South Africa. He completed internship, residency and chief residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was a founding member of the first hospitalist group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis in 2000. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 2003 and currently serves as the Medical Director of the UCLA Hospitalist Section. Dr. Lazarus board certified in Internal Medicine in 1998 and renewed his certification in 2008 and 2018.




Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998


Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 1998


Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 1996
Internal Medicine & General Surgery, Johannesburg General Hospital, 1994


MD, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, 1993


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Medical Services


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021