Dr. Rizzo is a graduate of the Honors Program at Saint John’s University; he went on to receive his M.D. from the Ross University School of Medicine and an executive MBA, with Distinction, from Hofstra University’s Frank Zarb School of Business. He completed his residency training here at NYC Health+Hospital Queens, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. Following completion of his training, he remained here as a member of the teaching faculty. He is presently Director of the Department of Medicine and of the Residency Training Program and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. His interests include quality improvement, medical education and clinical research.