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About Dr. Nicholas Rizzo

Dr. Rizzo received his B.A. with Honors in Biology from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern.  He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is board certified in Internal Medicine (General Medicine for adults).  Dr. Rizzo practiced in Palos Heights and Evergreen Park from 1997 to November of 2011 when he relocated his practice to join a large private practice group at Northwestern where he also served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine.  In 2013, Dr. Rizzo, preferring private practice, returned to Palos Heights.

 

He is the author of the book "Championship Nutrition and Performance: The Wrestler’s Guide to Lifestyle, Diet and Healthy Weight Control" and a contributing author to the book “The Arsenal: The Wrestler’s Training Log” by NCAA National Champion Alan Fried.  He volunteered as an assistant varsity wrestling coach at Marist High School for 14 years, works as a ringside 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.  He also holds a certificate in Culinary Arts from Kendall College.  Presently, in the evenings, he is pursuing his law degree at Loyola University with a focus on healthcare law.

 

A few years ago Dr. Rizzo was interviewed by the Southtown Star regarding athletes and supplements, for that article click here.  More recently, he was profiled for his extracurricular work in the community.  For that article click here.

7270 W. College Drive, Ste. 102

Palos Heights IL 60463

 

Ph: 708.603-5980

Fax: 708.589.9059

7270 W. College Drive, Ste. 102

Palos Heights IL 60463

 

Ph: 708.603-5980

Fax: 708.589.9059

7270 W. College Drive, Ste. 102

Palos Heights IL 60463

 

Ph: 708.603-5980

Fax: 708.589.9059

Nicholas Rizzo, M.D., FACP

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