Ira Lazar MD

Dr Lazar has been a fixture of the South Florida nephrology communitty since 1983. He is an affiliate faculty member at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine where he serves as nephrology course director for the second year medical students. He is the medical director at the Boca Raton ARA dialysis unit and also a member of the Board of Trustees at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr Lazar is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.




Training:

  • Residency- SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship- SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Clinical Interests:
  • Clinical Nephrology
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
  • End Stage Renal Disease

Mentor:
  • Eli Friedman MD- international expert in diabetic kidney disease and founder of the first dialysis clinic in New York State

 


John Panos MD

Dr Panos has been practicing nephrology in South Florida since 2002. He is an affiliate faculty member at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and he is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.






Training:

  • Medical School- State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Residency- Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship- Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY


Clinical Interests:

  • Clinical Nephrology
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • End Stage Renal Disease

Mentor:
  • Michael Michelis MD- expert in fluid and electrolyte disorders

 

Eric Lazar MD

Dr Lazar is a native of South Florida and the son of senior partner Dr Ira Lazar. He has been practicing nephrology in South Florida since 2006. He is an affiliate faculty member at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and he is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology





Training:

  • Medical School- Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
  • Residency- Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship- University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Clinical Interests:

  • Clinical Nephrology
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Medical Management of Kidney Stones
  • Critical Care Nephrology


Mentors:

  • Frederic Coe MD- expert in kidney stones
  • Patrick Murray MD- expert in critical care nephrology

 

Marc Richards MD

Dr Richards is a South Florida native who has been practicing nephrology in the area since 2013. He is an affiliate faculty member at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine and is active in the education of medical students, internal medicine residents, and nurses. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and he is currently a member of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr Richards has also been Chief of Medicine at Boca Raton Regional Hospital since 2016.




Training:

  • Medical School- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Residency- University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship- University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC


Clinical Interests:

  • Clinical Nephrology
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • Glomerular Disease and Vasculitis
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Hypertension


Mentors:

  • Ronald Falk MD- expert in glomerular diseases and ANCA associated vasculitus
  • Phil Klemmer MD- expert in hypertension and disorders of bone mineral metabolism

 


Kathy Custer NP

Kathy has been an integral part of SFKDHS since 2012 and provides over 20 years of experience in the field of nephrology. She primarily focuses on the well-being of our dialysis population but also takes interest in providing sound inpatient and outpatient care. She also cherishes her role educating nurse practitioner and physician assistant students.





Training:


Clinical Interests:

  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Geriatric Nephrology


Mentor: