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About was created by Dr. Nicholas Rizzo with the purpose of having an easily understandable , agenda-free website that would provide Commissions with expert opinions and resources, and Ringside Physicians with practical and relevant educational materials.


About Dr. Nicholas Rizzo

Dr. Rizzo received his B.S. in Biology with Honors from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern University.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, is specialty board certified and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.  Having an interest in nutrition, he completed his Certificate in Culinary Arts from Kendall College in 2012.  In 2018 he received his J.D. with a Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago.


A former collegiate wrestler, he volunteered as an assistant varsity wrestling coach and team physician at Marist High School for 13 years, authored the book “Championship Nutrition and Performance”, was a contributing author for the book “The Arsenal: The Wrestler’s Training Log” by NCAA National Champion Alan Fried, and edited the ARP English to Spanish Manual for Ringside Personnel.  He is formerly a clinical instructor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and continues to train graduate students in medicine. 


Active in both amateur and professional boxing and MMA ringside medicine, he is an Association of Ringside Physicians/American College of Sports Medicine Certified Ringside Physician.  He is a past president and present board member of the Association of Ringside Physicians, and is the recipient of the 2011 Award for Dedicated Service to the Association of Ringside Physicians.  He serves on the Association of Boxing Commissions and the Association of Combative Sports Commissions Medical Committees.  Dr. Rizzo is also a board member for VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.  He has served on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Division of Athletics Advisory Board for nearly a decade.  Have a question about ringside medicine?  Just ask...



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