Dr. Michael Gallizzi, a Michigan native who specializes in minimally invasive, robotic and endoscopic adult spinal surgery, will join The Steadman Clinic team of surgeons on March 14, 2022. Dr. Gallizzi’s appointment was announced by Dr. Marc J. Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and chair of Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) and Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of The Steadman Clinic and SPRI.
Dr. Gallizzi comes to Vail after spending the past three years in practice at Skyridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado, and nearly the past six years in medical practice in Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. Dr. Gallizzi completed his residency training in orthopaedics at the University of Missouri and also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic adult spinal surgery as a fellow at Duke University.
Working at Missouri—and later during his fellowship at Duke—with physicians and surgeons that also served as team doctors for their respective SEC and ACC teams, gave Dr. Gallizzi his first association with sports medicine. It was also at Duke where he first met one of his new colleagues at The Steadman Clinic, Dr. Jonathan Godin. Godin was a resident at Duke while Dr. Gallizzi served his fellowship. Dr. Gallizzi also previously worked with another Steadman Clinic surgeon, Dr. Raymond Kim, during his time in Denver.
Dr. Gallizzi is a cancer survivor and is married to his college sweetheart. They both are involved with animal rescue organizations and have two rescue dogs.