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Tony Capizzani, MD


Tony Capizzani, MD

Appointed: 2010

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Tony Capizzani, MD
Department: General Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code H18
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Tony Capizzani, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code H18
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Tony R. Capizzani is currently a staff physician of the Section of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at The Cleveland Clinic. He came to Cleveland in 2010 as Associate Staff in the Department of General Surgery following his Surgical Critical Care fellowship. As a part of the Department he has become faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the director of PGY1 Surgery Education. His interests are critical care, small bowel obstruction management, wound healing and education. Originally from Indiana he attended Rhodes College and medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. His surgery residency was at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center prior to his fellowship in surgery critical care at the University of Michigan.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Surgery Critical Care
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
General Surgery
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Medical School - University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Memphis, TN USA
Undergraduate - Rhodes College
Memphis, TN USA


  • Surgery
  • Surgery- Surgical Critical Care

Specialty Interests

Acute care surgery, surgery critical care, trauma


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Cleveland Surgical Society

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As of 11/30/2015, Dr. Capizzani has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English