Martin Gizzi MD PhD named Director of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Hackensack   
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Martin Gizzi MD PhD named Director of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Hackensack

What you need to know

Martin Gizzi, M.D., is Hackensack's new Director for the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases. Dr. Gizzi will lead the Comprehensive Stroke Center.

In his new role, Dr. Gizzi plans on reorganizing Hackensack's stroke program with the creation of a dedicated inpatient neurology stroke service, creating a tele-stroke program and leading Hackensack to certification by the Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center.

Dr. Gizzi's Previous Experience

Martin Gizzi, M.D., Ph.D.

Prior to joining Hackensack, Dr. Gizzi was the director of Neurology for the Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon. He also previously served as the chair of the Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center and was professor and chair of Neuroscience at Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Dr. Gizzi holds an M.D. from the University of Miami and a PhD in neurophysiology from New York University. Dr. Gizzi was trained in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  He is board-certified in neurology with subspecialty certification in vascular neurology. 

Dr. Gizzi served as the chair of the New Jersey Department of Health’s Stroke Advisory Panel for 11 years. He is a past chair of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium, a regional section of the American Heart Association. He currently sits on the Technical Advisory Panels for Comprehensive Stroke Certification and Acute Stroke Ready Certification at the Joint Commission.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Gizzi has received:

  • The American Heart Association’s Physician of the Year award (2009)
  • The New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services’ Director’s Award (2010)
  • The American Stroke Association’s Community Conscience Award (2012)

Dr. Gizzi is also a fellow of:

  • The American Academy of Neurology
  • The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • The American Neurotology Society
  • The American Heart Association

Dr. Gizzi has published numerous scientific articles in the fields of vision, eye movements, balance disorders and stroke.  Dr. Gizzi’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, NASA and private foundations.

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