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Matthew J. Bellizzi, M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew J. Bellizzi, M.D., Ph.D.


4.9 out of 5 stars
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Appointment (585) 275-7854



601 Elmwood Avenue, 1st Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology - Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Internship, Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2007 - 2008

Residency, Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2007 - 2011


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2007



Journal Articles

Platelet-Activating Factor Receptors Mediate Excitatory Postsynaptic Hippocampal Injury in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis.

Bellizzi MJ, Geathers JS, Allan KC, Gelbard HA

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2016 January 2736 (4):1336-46. Epub 1900 01 01.

A metabolic basis for impaired muscle force production and neuromuscular compensation during sprint cycling.

Bundle MW, Ernst CL, Bellizzi MJ, Wright S, Weyand PG

American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology.. 2006 November 291 (5):R1457-64. Epub 07/13/2006.

Protecting the synapse: evidence for a rational strategy to treat HIV-1 associated neurologic disease.

Bellizzi MJ, Lu SM, Gelbard HA

Journal of neuroimmune pharmacology : the official journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology.. 2006 March 1 (1):20-31. Epub 1900 01 01.

Synaptic activity becomes excitotoxic in neurons exposed to elevated levels of platelet-activating factor.

Bellizzi MJ, Lu SM, Masliah E, Gelbard HA

The Journal of clinical investigation.. 2005 November 115 (11):3185-92. Epub 1900 01 01.

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha in normal and diseased brain: Conflicting effects via intraneuronal receptor crosstalk?

Perry SW, Dewhurst S, Bellizzi MJ, Gelbard HA

Journal of neurovirology.. 2002 December 8 (6):611-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Bellizzi is awesome!

Dec 21, 2023

Enjoyed the experience

Sep 14, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. is very kind, patient and thorough. Respectful.

Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Bellizzi always reviews files, tests and notes prior to visits. Best preparation I have seen. And he Is great at listening and discussing questions- Thank you.

Apr 24, 2023

I could not be happier with the care I receive from Dr Bellizzi.

Dec 26, 2022

Wonderful doctor very caring

Dec 23, 2022

5.0 stars

Nothing but good experiences.

Aug 11, 2022

Dr. Bellizzi is very caring and knowledgeable

Jul 14, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Bellizzi and all the staff are excellent.

May 25, 2022

I would definitely recommend Dr. Bellizzi to friends and family.

Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Bellizzi clearly takes good notes and reviewed prior to the visit

Apr 07, 2022


What a knowledgeable man! He is a great doctor who knows the latest research on M.S.

Apr 04, 2022

Dr Bellizzi is always great and helpful

Feb 20, 2022

Regarding my specific condition I couldn't be more thankful to have the provider and that I do. The dedication they have really speaks volumes about their care.

Feb 02, 2022