Law RH, Rizzi MD: EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer presenting as a nasopharyngeal tumor in an immune suppressed patient. American Journal of Otolaryngology 44(1): 103685, Oct 22 2022. Notes: Case report. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103685. Epub ahead of print.
Chorney SR, Rizzi MD, Dedhia K: Considerations for povidone-iodine antisepsis in pediatric nasal and pharyngeal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Otolaryngology 41(6): 102737, Sept 19 2020. Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102737. Online ahead of print.
Chorney SR, Rizzi MD, Dedhia K: Considerations for povidone-iodine antisepsis in pediatric nasal and pharyngeal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Otolaryngology 41(6): 102737, Sept 19 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102737. Online ahead of print.
Mulvey CL, Rizzi MD, Buzi A: Microbiology of complicated acute sinusitis among pediatric patients: A case series. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 160(4): 712-719, April 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1177/0194599818815109. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Moreddu E, Rizzi M, Adil E, Balakrishnan K, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, de Alarcon A, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Leboulanger N, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Trozzi M, Ward R, Wyatt M, Yeung J, Zalzal G, Zur K, Nicollas R: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 123: 151-155, August 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.05.010. Epub 2019 May 13.
Mulvey CL, Rizzi MD, Buzi A: Predictive ability of bedside nasal endoscopy to diagnose invasive fungal sinusitis in a pediatric population. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 115: 82-88, December 2018 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.09.019.
Milder EA, Rizzi MD, Morales KH, Ross RK, Lautenbach E, Gerber JS: Impact of a new practice guideline on antibiotic use with pediatric tonsillectomy. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Page: E1-E7, 2015 Notes: Original investigation published online February 26, 2015.
Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Shults J, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden LM: Prospective study: Predictors of perioperative complications in higher-risk children following adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Notes: OTO-140116R2 accepted for publication 8/29/14.
Kazahaya K, Rizzi M: Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis: When should we operate? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 22(1): 27-33, February 2014.
Mulvey C, Rizzi MD, Buzi A: "Microbiology of Pediatric Complicated Acute Rhinosinusitis" Oral presentation at ASPO Summer Meeting: Frontiers in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Vail, CO } July 2018 Notes: Accepted via abstract; Mulvey lecturer.
Buzi A, Rizzi M: Pediatric Otolaryngologic Considerations. Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery, 2nd ed. Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR (eds.). Springer Publishing, Co., New York, NY, Page: 169-182, 2018.
Rizzi MD: Otitis Media with Effusion. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 2-9; 100-107, 2016.
Rizzi MD: Therapeutic (Wide-Field) Myringtotomy. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 2-9; 100-107, 2016.
Rizzi MD: Ear Trauma. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 2-9; 100-107, 2016.
Rizzi MD: Foreign Bodies in the Ear Canal. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 2-9; 100-107, 2016.
Rizzi MD and Dunham BP: Congenital Malformations of the Nose and Nasopharynx. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 67-86, 2014.
Brant JA, Rizzi MD: Cervical Adenitis and Neck Space Infections. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide. Parikh SR (eds). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, Page: 449-464, Jan 30 2014.
Rizzi MD: Acute Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 422-428, 2012.
Posters and Presentations
Law RH, Cena L, Sporn A, Buzi A, Rizzi MD, Ruiz RL, Fedrigo S, Fahmy A, Giordano T, Dedhia K: "Nanoparticle Concentrations in Surgical Plume During Tonsillectomy" Oral presentation at the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery (PAO-HNS), Lancaster, PA, Jun 16-17 2023. Giordano T presented.
Cohen WG, Rizzi MD, Buzi A: "Cross-Sectional Analysis of Pediatric Sinonasal Quality of Life in PCD" Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, Philadelphia, PA. Sep 2022.
Law RH, Rizzi MD: "EBV Mucocutaneous Ulcer Presenting as a Nasopharyngeal Tumor in an Immune Suppressed Patient" Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, Philadelphia, PA. Sep 2022.
Bradley JL, Rizzi MD. "Pediatric Smell and Taste Disorders in the COVID-19 Era" Oral presentation at the 36th Annual Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (SOHN) Meeting. (4/28/22)
Lin L, Revere K, Katowitz J, Lavelle J, Topping-Waller N, Kaur T, Rizzi M, Buzi A, Russo M, Hayes M, Wilbur C, Blackstone M, Reddy K, Kuhn I, Binenbaum G: "Development of an Orbital Cellulitis Clinical Pathway: A Multidisciplinary Approach" Surgical video presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) 50th Anniversary Fall Scientific Symposium. Hilton Union Square San Francisco, CA, Oct 10-11 2019.
Rizzi MD. "Welcome to Boogie Wonderland! Cases from a Pediatric Sinonasal Clinic" Oral presentation at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (SOHN), New Orleans, LA (9/15/19).
Poonia SK, Devine CM, Javia LR, Buzi A, Rizzi MD: Two Rare Cases of Sinonasal Vascular Malformations in the Pediatric Population. Poster presentation at the ASPO Summer Meeting: Frontiers in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Vail, CO July 21-24, 2019.
Rizzi M. "Emerging Issues in Pediatric Sinusitis" Oral presentation to the Southeastern PA Chapter (SEPA) of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (SOHN), Philadelphia, PA (9/22/18)
Kiell E, Rizzi M, Buzi A: "Management of Orbital Complications in the Pediatric Patient with Acute Rhinosinusitis: Ten Years of Experience at a High Volume Children's Hospital" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology/COSM, National Harbor, MD, April 20-22,2018 Notes: Accepted by abstract.
Rizzi MD, Buzi A: "Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis" Guest faculty, Penn International Rhinology & Skull Base Course, Philadelphia, PA (9/6/22)
Panel Moderator: "Care of the Child with Complicated Acute Sinusitis - A Case-based Approach" (Organized and presented the only multidisciplinary panel on managing sinusitis. Participants: William Katowitz MD, Shih-shan Chen MD, Adva Buzi MD.) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, Philadelphia, PA (9/11/22).
Rizzi MD. "Managing Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician" Oral presentation at the CHOP Practical Review for the Clinician: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, PA (10/11/19, CME conference given to regional clinicians.)
Rizzi MD. Panelist: "Care of the Child with Complicated Acute Sinusitis: A Case-based Approach" Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, New Orleans, LA (9/18/19).
Rizzi MD. "Congenital Nasal Obstruction: Case Discussion with Literature Update" Oral presentation at Rhinoworld, Chicago, IL (6/7/19)
Rizzi MD. Faculty, 7th Annual Simfest, Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center, Perelman School of Medicine: Simulation activities to teach regional ENT residents about microsurgery, laryngeal surgery, otologic surgery, and plastic reconstructive surgery. (5/11/19)
Rizzi MD. Invited Faculty: 9th Annual ORL Emergencies Boot Camp (Sponsored by Georgetown University, Washington DC. Course involved training PGY-1 & -2 residents from local and regional programs. 7/20/18)
Rizzi M. "Three Pediatric ENT Cases" Temple University Spring 2018 Family Medicine Review Course, King of Prussia, PA (3/23/18).
Awards and Honors
2023, APP Excellence Awards - Physician Partnering Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2022, Main Line Today Top Docs, ENT/Otolaryngology
2015, Best ENT, Main Line Parent LOVE Awards
2015, Finalist, Main Line Parent LOVE Awards
2007, Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award
2006, First place award, Best original research, Northeast Ohio Otolaryngology Society
2001, Dean's Commendation Award for Excellence in Clinical Clerkships, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
2001, Dr. Jacob Dreskin Award, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
2000, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
1999, Alumni Scholarship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1997-2001, Henry Rutgers Scholar; Magna Cum Laude Graduate; Dean's List - Rutgers University
1997, Honors with Highest Distinction, Research by the Bureau of Biological Research, Rutgers University
Editorial and Academic Positions
2010-present, ORL - Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties
2010-present, Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery
Academic and institutional committees
2014-present, Member, Operative and Invasive/Non-Invasive Procedure Committee
2011-present, ORL-HNS Residency Candidate Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2009-present, OR Perioperative Quality and Safety Committee
2009-present, ENT Representative, Trauma Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in professional organizations
2005-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2001-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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