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Nelly Awkar-Lazo, M.D.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars
I would highly recommend my doctor to others. Dr. Anwar-Lazo is a true professional and also very kind.
Would highly recommend the doctor to others,I was very impressed with her.
Very good experience.

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic, French, Spanish


Mission Viejo
(949) 427-7933

26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 271
Mission Viejo, CA 92691



  • Medical School – Lebanese University School of Medicine
  • Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine – Fellowship, Hematology and Medical Oncology


Dr. Nelly Awkar-Lazo was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the United States after she earned her medical degree from the Lebanese University in Beirut. She settled in New Jersey and completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She then completed her fellowship in oncology and hematology at Seton Hall University as a chief fellow in her fellowship program.

During her fellowship, Dr. Awkar-Lazo published in various medical journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, in which she authored numerous articles and case reports in her clinical research.

Dr. Awkar-Lazo is fluent in French, Arabic and Spanish.

Certifications & Awards

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Medical Oncology
  • NJ State Medical License
  • CA State Medical License

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)


  • Association between Level of Tumor Markers and Development of VTE in Patients with Pancreatic, Colorectal and Ovarian Ca: Retrospective Case- Control Study in Two Community Hospitals
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