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Loyola to honor pediatrician practicing in Peru

November 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A physician and teacher who left a tenured faculty position 35 years ago to aid poor children in Peru is set to receive an honor from Loyola University New Orleans.

The Jesuit-run private university says its Integritas Vitae (in-teh-GRIH’-tahs VEE’-tay) Award will be presented to Dr. Anthony Lazzara on Friday.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Lazzara is a graduate of Tampa Jesuit High School and Spring Hill College. He received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine.

In 1983, Dr. Lazzara left a tenured faculty position at Emory University School of Medicine to serve those in need in Peru .

He now practices at a home for destitute ill children near Lima.

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