Published July 3, 2012
The award recognizes a qualified hypertension clinician who is actively involved in teaching for his or her dedication to the treatment and care of hypertensive patients.
Izzo, who is chief of medicine at Erie County Medical Center, specializes in developing hypertension-related diagnostic and treatment devices. He conducts research on hypertension, stress and cardiovascular drug effects and has been a lead or major participant in more than 20 multi-center clinical trials.
He has also worked with the New York State Department of Health to create hypertension guidelines for various populations and served on expert advisory panels for the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Pharmacopeia, the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
A founding member of the American Society of Hypertension, Izzo has been active in its affairs, having served in multiple capacities, including as director and treasurer.