Michael A Pizzi

Michael A Pizzi, DO, PhD

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care

Business Phone: (352) 273-5550
Business Email: mpizzi@ufl.edu

About Michael A Pizzi

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.


Faculty Golden Apple Award
2018 · Department of Neurology at UF-Jacksonville
Critical Care Echocardiography Fellow of the Year
2017 · Mayo Clinic
Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
2008 · Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University
Student Travel Award
2004 · National Neurotrauma Society

Board Certifications

  • Neurocritical Care
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

Understanding the mechanisms of blood brain barrier breakdown after various acute neurologic injuries. Through better understanding of this degradative process, potential therapeutic modalities can be investigated to decrease this breakdown. Preserving the blood brain barrier may improve the effectiveness of medications given for brain swelling after various acute neurologic injuries.


Pterygopalatine Fossa Blockade as Novel, Narcotic-Sparing Treatment for Headache in Patients with Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01157-1. [PMID] 33403584.
The Modified Early Warning Score: A Useful Marker of Neurological Worsening but Unreliable Predictor of Sepsis in the Neurocritically Ill-A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Critical care explorations. 3(5) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000386. [PMID] 34036267.
Factor Xa Inhibitor-Related Intracranial Hemorrhage: Results From a Multicenter, Observational Cohort Receiving Prothrombin Complex Concentrates.
Circulation. 141(21):1681-1689 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.045769. [PMID] 32264698.
Intracranial Pressure, More Than a Number?
Critical care medicine. 48(12):e1365-e1366 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004565. [PMID] 33255132.
Adult Presentation of Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency: 2 Illustrative Cases of Phenotypic Variability and Literature Review.
The Neurohospitalist. 9(1):30-36 [DOI] 10.1177/1941874418764817. [PMID] 30671162.
De novo temporal intermittent rhythmic delta activity after laser interstitial thermal therapy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy predicts poor seizure outcome.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 130(1):122-127 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.11.012. [PMID] 30529878.
Haptoglobin genotype and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: Individual patient data analysis.
Neurology. 92(18):e2150-e2164 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007397. [PMID] 30952792.
Investigational drugs for vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Expert opinion on investigational drugs. 27(4):313-324 [DOI] 10.1080/13543784.2018.1460353. [PMID] 29600883.
Post-Intensive Care Unit Cognitive Dysfunction
. 69(1):24-28
A Preliminary Observational Study of Anovulatory Uterine Bleeding After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 49(6):363-371 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000318. [PMID] 29117032.
Ambulance-based assessment of NIH Stroke Scale with telemedicine: A feasibility pilot study.
Journal of telemedicine and telecare. 23(4):476-483 [DOI] 10.1177/1357633X16648490. [PMID] 27177870.
Neurologic Complications of Solid Organ Transplantation.
Neurologic clinics. 35(4):809-823 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.06.013. [PMID] 28962815.
Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Department.
JAMA neurology. 74(3) [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.5561. [PMID] 28114682.
Transition from intravenous to enteral ketamine for treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.
Journal of intensive care. 5 [DOI] 10.1186/s40560-017-0248-6. [PMID] 28808577.
Update on Neurocritical Care of Stroke.
Current cardiology reports. 19(8) [DOI] 10.1007/s11886-017-0881-7. [PMID] 28646445.
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Associated with Intracranial Hemorrhage and Timing of Anticoagulation after Hemicraniectomy.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 25(9):2312-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.05.025. [PMID] 27321968.
Precision medicine of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia.
Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 16(11):1251-1262 [PMID] 27314601.
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Presenilin-1 Dependent Neurogenesis Regulates Hippocampal Learning and Memory.
PloS one. 10(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0131266. [PMID] 26098332.
Matrix metalloproteinases and proteoglycans in axonal regeneration.
Experimental neurology. 204(2):496-511 [PMID] 17254568.
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Pain with no gain: allodynia following neural stem cell transplantation in spinal cord injury.
Experimental neurology. 201(2):335-48 [PMID] 16839548.
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Transplantation of fibroblasts that overexpress matrix metalloproteinase-3 into the site of spinal cord injury in rats.
Journal of neurotrauma. 23(12):1750-65 [PMID] 17184186.
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Characterization of a chondroitin sultate proteoglycan associated with regeneration in goldfish optic tract.
Neurochemical research. 29(4):719-28 [PMID] 15098933.
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2011 · Midwestern University
PhD Neuroscience
2006 · Medical College of Wisconsin
MS Neuroscience
2001 · Florida State University
BS Biology
1994 · Northern Illinois University

Contact Details

(352) 273-5550