Michael Pizzi, DO

Michael A Pizzi, DO, PhD


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Michael Pizzi, DO, PhD is a board-certified neurologist and neurointensivist. He received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school Dr. Pizzi was selected for a clinical and research externship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where his work on using nanoparticles to facilitate axonal regeneration won the Sarah Baskin award for best research project. Dr. Pizzi completed his internship in internal medicine and neurology residency at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, where he served as chief administrative resident. Dr. Pizzi completed his neurocritical care fellowship at Mayo Clinic Florida, where he received the critical care echocardiography fellow of the year award.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Pizzi earned his MS (Florida State University) and PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin) in neuroscience. Dr. Pizzi’s dissertation research project utilized a novel mechanism by which cancer cells spread in order to facilitate axonal regeneration after traumatic spinal cord injury.

Board Certification

  • Adult Neurology - ABPN
  • Neurocritical Care - UCNS

Honors and Awards

Faculty Golden Apple Award
Department of Neurology at UF-Jacksonville

Critical Care Echocardiography Fellow of the Year
Mayo Clinic

Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Northwestern University

Student Travel Award
National Neurotrauma Society