At Advocate Radiation Oncology, Pezzi treats patients for a variety of cancers including breast, prostate, lung, head and neck, skin, gastrointestinal, lymphoma, brain, sarcoma and various benign diseases. Pezzi uses his experience to create individualized patient treatment plans using the most modern radiation techniques and advanced technology, including IMRT/VMAT, SBRT, IGRT, brachytherapy and proton therapy.
Radiation oncologists use targeted doses of radiation to kill cancer cells, damaging the genetic material inside cancer cells. Advocate physicians have access to state-of-the-art technology to deliver world-class, compassionate care to patients with breast, prostate, lung, head, neck and other types of cancers.
Pezzi obtained his doctorate degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Additionally, he obtained his MBA from the Rice Jones Graduate School of Business and completed one year of residency in internal medicine.
Additionally, Pezzi completed a four-year residency program at the nation’s largest radiation oncology department: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During this time, he has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals such as JAMA Oncology and Lancet Oncology. He also served as the primary investigator for a prospective clinical trial investigating a novel indication of stereotactic radiation therapy.
“Advocate patients have access to industry-leading, cutting-edge technology throughout their cancer journey, but the patient-doctor relationship is what truly sets us apart,” said Dr. Arie Dosoretz, the managing partner at Advocate Radiation Oncology. “Dr. Pezzi is passionate about delivering state-of-the-art oncologic care and his expertise will undoubtedly prove valuable as we continue to grow our practice.”
Advocate operates locations in Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Bradenton and Naples and Tamarac with plans for further expansion.