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

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


UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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601 Elmwood Avenue, 1st Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - 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


Research Lab


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.