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Meet Dr. Rizzo

Nicholas Rizzo, MD, JD, FACP


Dr. Nicholas Rizzo received his B.A. with Honors in Biology from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern University. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is board certified in Internal Medicine (General Medicine for adults).  

He is a former Instructor of Clinical Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and he has authored or co-authored several articles and books on combat sports medicine. He works as a physician for professional boxing and MMA events, is a past president of the Association of Ringside Physicians, is a board member on the Medical Committee for the Association of Boxing Commissions, and is a member of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Athletic Unit Advisory Board for nearly a decade. He holds a certificate in Culinary Arts from Kendall College and in 2018 received his JD with a Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University.

In 2018 Dr. Rizzo was recently interviewed by Popular Science for an article about weight cutting in professional combat sports. For that article click here.   

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