Joseph Frank Pizzolato, M.D.

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"Cancer is a disease that has affected almost all of us in a personal way.  What cancer can do to people's lives and families can be quite devastating.  Great oncology care combined with confidence in the treating physician can make all the difference with facing this challenge.  The ability to diagnose cancers accurately and treat with cutting edge medicines gives me great satisfaction in this global war against cancer.  My specialty is in gastrointestinal malignancies.  For the last nine years I have focused my career in the advancement of gastroesophageal, colon, rectal and other cancers affecting the gastrointestinal tract."

Co-Director GI Malignancies Program Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center

EXPERTISE: Lower Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Colon
  • Rectal
  • Anal
  • Carcinoid


Hematology & Oncology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Residencies: Internal Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY  

Medical School: MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 

Education: BA Biochemistry, Minor Italian; magna cum laude New York University, NY


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Human Subjects Research Training Course
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Clinical Research Methodology Course
  • Rockefeller University Tri-Institutional Ethics in Research Course
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Bio-statistics Course
  • New York Blood Bank Course


  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Hematology


Attending Physician in Hematology and Oncology Co-Director Gastrointestinal Malignancies; The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • FLASCO Speaker: “Colon Cancer : Why do we what we do” 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha