Joseph Izzo

Joseph L. Izzo

Joseph L. Izzo MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Cardiac pharmacology; Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine; Nephrology; Pathophysiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology

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Professional Summary:

(1) Role of the sympathoadrenal system in hypertension, postural adaptation, and long-term cardiovascular adaptation
(2) Control of regional and systemic blood flow during acute stress responses
(3) Mechanisms of stress responses and vasoreactivity, both in vivo and in vitro, including metabolic interactions
(4) Cardiovascular drug effects
(5) Outcomes of drug therapies


Cardiac pharmacology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathophysiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Erie County Medical Center

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training:

  • Staff Associate, Experimental Therapeutics Section, Hypertension-Endocrine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (1979)
  • Attending Physician, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (1979)
  • Internship, Straight Medicine, Barnes Hospital, Washington University (1974)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (1972)
  • AB, Biology/Biochemistry, Princeton University (1968)

Military Experience:

  • (1975-1979)
    Surgeon, US Public Health Service
  • (1980-1992)
    U.S.P.H.S. Inactive Reserve

Awards and Honors:

  • American Society of Hypertension, Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award (2012)
  • Who's Who (2011)
  • American Society of Hyptertension, Fellow (2010)
  • American Society of Hyptertension, Hypertension Specialist (1999)
  • Best Doctors in America (1996)
  • American Heart Association, Fellow (1995)
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow (1990)
  • Who's Who in Science (1984)
  • Who's Who in the East (1984)
  • Fellow, High Blood Pressure Research Council, AHA (1984)
  • Sinsheimer Scholar Award (1982)
  • Clinical Associate Physician Award, University of Rochester (1979)
  • Buswell Fellow, University of Rochester (1979)
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist (1964)
  • Hearst Foundation Senate Youth Fellow (1964)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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