Dr. Michael A. Pezzone, M.D., Ph.D.  


Dr. Michael A. Pezzone, M.D., Ph.D., A.G.A.F.
Division Chief, UPMC Mercy
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Board Certified: 1) Internal Medicine 2) Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor in Gastroenterology 2008-11

Castle Connolly (New York, NY) Top Doctor 2008-Present

Fellow, The American Gastroenterological Association (Elected 2010)



New Office (1.1.2019):

Mercy Digestive Health Center
1515 Locust Street, Suite 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-232-8888 phone
412-232-8887 fax 

   
E-mail DrPezzone@gmail.com with any questions.
  

**Florida Patients**
Dr. Pezzone has re-located from The Villages Health to the University of Pittsburgh.
Your records are on file with The Villages Health and can be reached via your PCP 
or The Villages Health Specialty Care Center 352-674-8700.
"It has been a true pleasure serving the patients of The Villages Health"

**Washington, PA Patients**

Please fax record releases to the Mercy Digestive Health Center or
Please call Mercy Digestive Health for an appointment






 

 

Dr. Michael A. Pezzone, M.D., Ph.D., is a national and international expert in functional bowel disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and other disorders of motility and visceral pain.  He received his Ph.D. studying the brain pathways that are activated by stress and how they affect the immune system.  His post-graduate research expertise lies in the study of visceral pain pathways and their sensitization by chemical mediators, some of which are released my immune cells.  He has received national and international attention for his studies.  Dr. Pezzone is a local expert in celiac disease and other allergic and/or inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and a regular lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he lectures on the "Physiology and Treatment of Acid-Related Disorders and Peptic Ulcer Disease", "Constipation:  Evaluation and Management", "Pro-kinetics and Anti-emetics", "Colon Physiology and Motility", "Colon Pathophysiology" (including fecal incontinence), "Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Overlapping Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions", and "The Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome".  Dr. Pezzone is available for scientific consulting, experimental design, clinical trials, medical device development, lectures, testing of pharmaceuticals for visceral pain and motility, and legal consulting.  Dr. Pezzone treats all forms of intestinal and liver disease.



 Education:

• Valedictorian, New Castle Senior High School, 1983

• A.B. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Cornell University, 1983-87

• M.D., Ph.D. (Neuroimmunology and Stress), University of Pittsburgh, 1987-94

Training:

• Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1994-95

• Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1995-97

• Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1997-00 
University Appointments:

• Instructor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2/1999-9/2001

• Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 10/2001-4/2008

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 5/2008-10/2009

• Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 11/2009-12/2018

• Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1/2019-Present


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Area of Specialization/Research Interest:  
                • Visceral pain and inflammation
                • Functional bowel disorders
                • Stress and neuroimmune function
 

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