Anthony J Bazzan, MD

About Anthony J. Bazzan, MD

Dr. Bazzan is the Associate Director of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jefferson Health.  His main responsibilities include the supervision and development of clinical programs. That is the direct delivery of care to the patients. Dr. Bazzan is originally from Verona and graduated from medical school in Padua, Italy. He is residency, fellowship trained, and board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He holds licenses from Pennsylvania, California, Florida, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Italy. He served as  the Director of the Functional & Wellness Sciences Institute, PC in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2017. He is an attending physician with a faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is an Associate Clinical Member at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center. He has held other positions, including at the Emergency Department of Frankford Aria Health Hospital, as consulting internal medicine and geriatrics physician at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center (affiliated with Temple University), and at Friends Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. 

His previous faculty appointments included the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the University of West Virginia School of Medicine, and Hampshire Memorial Hospital in West Virginia where he was chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and treasurer of Medical Staff. Dr. Bazzan is the recipient of the 2013 Top Doctor in the Area Award, the  Geriatrics Super Doctor 2014, “Tree of Life Award” and a Congratulation Citation from the Pennsylvania Senate given for outstanding service to the community. He is the coauthor of “The Great Life Makeover” a popular press Harper Collins book written to ameliorate the health of the public at the time of middle age.  Among other areas, his training includes Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery, Emergency Medicine, and time spent doing basic vascular research with emphasis on blood lipids. 

His practice of meditation spurred by an interest in Oriental Medicine and philosophy, led him over the years to an understanding of health and related issues broader than the conventional medical model. Areas such as Functional Medicine, Mind-Body medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, the relationship between Spirituality and Biology, Physics and Medicine, Psychoneuroimmunology, Meditation, Clinical Biochemistry and Applied Nutrition, Detoxification, Bio Oxidative Medicine, Chelation and Intravenous Therapies, BioEquivalent Hormone Replacement, Integrative Cancer Care, Genetic Testing, and others have become a part of his life and practice are the basis for the creation of the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute and his eventual involvement with the Marcus Institute

 Education:

1976-1984       MD Cum Laude University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy 

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

 1986                January to March – Visiting Fellow, Central Clinical Chemistry Department, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy

 1986                March to July – General Surgical Fellow, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy

 1986                July to September – Relocated from Italy to Philadelphia, PA

 1986-1987       9/86 to 6/7 – Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

 Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments (continued):

 1987-1988       6/30/87 to 6/30/88 – Transitional Internship, Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (affiliated with the Medical College of Pennsylvania)

 1988-1989       6/20/88 to 6/19/89 – Internship in Internal Medicine, Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

 1989-1991       7/1/89 to 6/30/91 – Resident in Internal Medicine, Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

 1994-1996       7/1/94 to 6/30/96 – Geriatric Fellowship, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Affiliated with Temple University)

Faculty Appointments:

 1989-1991     Assistant Instructor in Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

 1992-1994    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of West Virginia Medical School, Morgantown, West Virginia

 2000-2014   Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

 2014-Present  Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal and Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel  Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

 Hospital and Administrative Appointments:

 1992-1994       Medical Staff, Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, West Virginia

 1993                Secretary/Treasurer, Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, West Virginia

 1993                Chairperson of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, West Virginia

 1994-1997       Emergency Department Physician, Frankford Aria Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 1996-1999       Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Consulting Physician, Philadelphia Geriatric Center affiliated with Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 Hospital and Administrative Appointments (continued):

 1996-1999       Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Consulting Staff, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 1997-Present   Medical Director, The Functional & Wellness Sciences Institute, Jeffersonville, PA

 2000-Present   Medical Staff, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 2008-Present    Full Faculty Member, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

 Specialty Certification:

 1991-2022       Diplomate, The American Board of Internal Medicine No. 138327

 1996-2017       Diplomate, The American Board of Geriatric Medicine No. 138327

 2012-Indefinitely       Diplomate, The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

 Licensure:

Pennsylvania MD 042799-E

Florida ME 127532

California C55728

New Jersey MA-59826

West Virginia 16414

 Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies:

 1993                Medical Student Teaching Recognition Award, University of West Virginia Medical School, Morgantown, West Virginia

 1999                Tree of Life Award for Outstanding Service in Community Wellness in Philadelphia, PA

 Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies (continued):

 2008-2011       Patients’ Choice Award – The honor is bestowed on physicians anddentists who have received near perfect scores, as voted by their patients www.patientschoice.org.

 2009                Senate of Pennsylvania Citation for Services Rendered for the Health of the People of the Commonwealth of    Pennsylvania

 2012-2013       Top Doctor in the Area Award – Super Doctors identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and the independent research of Key Professional Media www.superdoctors.com.

 Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies:

 2008-Present   Full Member, Kimmel Cancer Center, Medical Science Division, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 Professional and Scientific Committees:

 2003-2013       Member, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons

 Major Teaching and Clinical Responsibilities at Thomas Jefferson University and Affiliated Hospitals:

 2009-2012       Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Initiative (NIMI) elective for second

year Jefferson Medical College students

 2009-Present   Preceptor, fourth year Jefferson Medical College student Elective Integrative Medicine Course (EMRG-495)

 2010-2012       Preceptor – Fellows in Psychosomatic Medicine elective in Integrative Medicine, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

 2012-Present   Preceptor – PGY-I, II, III Internal Medicine Residents’ elective in

Integrative Medicine, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

 Lectures by Invitation:

 1996

Lecture Series on Functional Medicine:  Primary Health Institute, Philadelphia, PA

 1996

Essentials of Functional Medicine and its Application in Geriatrics”:  Johns

Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

 1998

“Integrated Medical Health Care Panel”:  Healthy Living and Alternative Health

Expo, Philadelphia, PA

 1999

“Functional Medicine”:  Healthy Living and Holistic Health Expo, Philadelphia, PA

2000

“Functional Approach to Mind-Body Wellness”:  Department of Psychiatry and Human

Behavior Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 2001

“Fundamentals of Functional Medicine”:  Department of Psychiatry and Human

Behavior Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 2001

“Fundamentals of Functional Medicine”:  Department of Medicine, South Jersey

Healthcare – Elmer Hospital, Elmer, New Jersey

 2001

“Functional Medicine Applications in Cancer Patients”:  Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship

International, The Wellness Place, Lansdale, PA

 2002

“Hidden Secrets in Medicine – The Ageless Wisdom Teachings and Their Application in

Individual Health Care”:  47th Annual Conference/Retreat Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

 2002

“Functional Medicine in Relation to the Mind-Body Medicine Model”:  Mind-Body

Medicine Course for residents, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas

Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 2003

“Living at the Top of Your Game”:  Valley Forge Dental Conference, sponsored by the

Second District Valley Forge Dental Association, Valley Forge Convention Center,

Valley forge, PA

 Lectures by Invitation (continued):

 2003

“Integrative Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel disease, Crohn’s and Colitis”:  Foundation

Meeting, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 2006

“Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in the Reversal of Osteoporosis”:  1st Annual SottoPelle

Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada

 March 31, 2007

“Aging and Functional Medicine”:  The Delaware Conference on Alternative Medicine,

Wilmington, DE

 February 6, 2007

“An Integrative Approach to Osteoporosis”:  Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 April 6, 2007

“Principles of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy”:  Department of Obstetrics

and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

 March 4, 2008

“An Integrative View of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)”:  Integrative Medicine

Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 October 6, 2008

“Update on Strategies for Graceful Aging”:  World President’s Organization (WPO), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 November 6, 2008

“All You Wanted to Know About Diet and Supplements in Cancer Treatment”:  Kimmel Cancer Center Survivorship Conference, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

 February 14, 2009

“The Great Life Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and The Companion

book”:  Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, PA

 April 4, 2009

“The Great Life Makeover Book Presentation”:  The Lionville Natural Pharmacy Health Lecture Series, Exton, PA

 Lectures by Invitation (continued):

 September 19, 2009

“The Great Life Makeover Book Presentation”:  The Wellness of You Pennsylvania Health Expo, Philadelphia, PA

 October 9, 2009

“The Great Life Makeover Book Presentation – Sexy and Healthy in Middle Age”:  The

Philadelphia Public Library Community Health Lecture Series, Philadelphia, PA

 December 5, 2009

“Breast Cancer Survivors:  Adjusting, Healing, Moving On:  Susan G. Komen Sisters for the cure:  Your Self, Your Health, Your Power Over Breast Cancer, Educational Program for African-American Women, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

 January 12, 2010

“Passion for Wellness – The Great Life Makeover”:  World President Organization (WPO), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 March 6, 2010

“Breast Cancer Survivors:  Adjusting, Healing, Moving On:  Susan G. Komen 2010

Latinas United for the Cure: Empowering Generation Community Event, Philadelphia

Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

 May 28, 2010

“Principles of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy”:  Department of Obstetrics

and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

 June 4, 2010

“The Great Life Makeover Book Presentation:  Sexy and Healthy in Middle Age”, The

Philadelphia Acorn Club Lecture Series, Philadelphia, PA

 November 18, 2010

“Principles of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy”:  Cherry Hill Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ

 April 5, 2011

“Update in Genomics”:  Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 April 15, 2011

“Integrative Medicine and Applications in Rheumatology”:  Department of

Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

 November 10, 2011

“Living At The Top of Your Game”:  Rotary Club Meeting, Bryn Mawr, PA

Lectures by Invitation (continued):

 October 27, 2012

“Pancreas and Related Cancer: What is New?”:  7th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Symposium, Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 October 13, 2012

Keynote Speaker – “Breast Cancer Survivorship and Dealing With Cancer in General:  An Integrative Medicine Perspective”: Ephrata Community Hospital Cancer Center, Ephrata, PA

March 4, 2014

“Basic Concepts in Stem Cells”: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

March 3, 2015

“An Integrative View of Hormonal Restoration”: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

April 5, 2016

“Resolution mechanisms in inflammation: New Lipid Mediators”: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

March 24, 2016

“Living At The Top of Your Game”: Rotary Club Meeting, Bryn Mawr, PA

May 2, 2017

“Diet, Gut, Brain, an update”: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Marcus Institute, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Bibliography:

Publications, Peer reviewed:

 Schaller, K.L., Thomas J., Bazzan, A.J.:  SAMe use in children and adolescents.

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 13(5):332-334, 2004.

 Monti, D.A., Mitchell, E., Bazzan, A.J., Littman, S., Zabrecky, G., Yeo, C., Pillai,

M.V., Newberg, A.B., Deshmukh, S., Levine, M.:  Phase I evaluation of intravenous ascorbic acid in combination with gemcitabine and erlotinib in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.  PLoS ONE 7(1), 2012.

 Bazzan, A.J., Zabrecky, G., Newberg, A.B.:  Multi-nutrient supplement improves hormone ratio associated with cancer risk.  Journal of Translational Medicine. 2013, 11:252

 Bazzan, A.J., Newberg, A.B., Cho, W.C., Monti, D.A.:  Diet and nutrition in cancer survivorship and palliative care. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013;2013:917647

Bazzan, A.J., Zabrecky, G., Monti, D.A. Newberg, A.B.,: Current evidence regarding the management of mood and anxiety disorders using complementary and alternative medicine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2014 Apr;14(4):411-23

Bazzan, A.J., A. Newberg, A.B.,Monti, D.A.:  Role of Integrative Medicine in Liver Transplantation. Contemporary Liver Transplantation, DO I10.1007/978-3-319-05543-5 Publisher Springer International Publishing 2016
Abstracts:

David, J.S.K., Bazzan, A.J., Weaver, J., Mayer, D., Reichle, F.A.:  Cholesterol lowering

mechanisms by 3-omega fatty acids in rat models.  Presented at the

Arteriosclerosis Council Annual Meeting, 1987.

 Bazzan, A.J., Heo, J., Fccp, Nguyen, T., Iskandrian, A.:  The limitations of the ECG and

anatomic predictors of jeopardized myocardium.  Presented at the American

College of Chest Physicians 56th Annual Scientific Assembly – Original

Investigations, 1990.

 Denman, S.J., Bazzan, A.J.:  Variations in state requirements for mandatory laboratory

testing upon admission to nursing facilities.  Presented at the Geriatric Society

Annual Meeting May, 1996.

Abstracts (continued):

 Mitchell, E., Edman J., Bazzan, A.J., Littman, S, Mahipal, A, Kandra, A, Hargrove, H,

Kennedy, E, Monti, DA:  Ascorbic acid plus gemcitabine and erlotinib in patients

with metastatic pancreatic cancer:  Updated safety results.  Presented at the

Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2010.

 Littman, S.J., Monti, D.A., Newberg, A.B., Bazzan, A.J., Pillai, M.V., Lewis, N., Yeo,

C., Levine, M, Mitchell, EP:  A phase I open-label dose escalation study of intravenous ascorbic acid in combination with gemcitabine and erlotinib in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.  Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting, 2011.

Books

 The Great Life Makeover:  Daniel A. Monti, M.D. and Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. with

Carol Colman, ISBN 978-0-06-143540-9, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 2008.

 Alternative Media:

Bazzan, A.J., Monti, D.A.:  Creating a new life together – A makeover for the midlife

couple.  Boomervision, the coming of Age Lecture Community Dialogue Series, WHYY Television Wider Horizons, 2008.

 Bazzan, A.J.:  The Great Life Makeover book presentation.  WHYY Marty Moss Coane

Show, 2009.

 Bazzan, A.J.:  The Great Life Makeover book presentation.  The Wellness of You Radio

Show, 2009.

 Bazzan, A.J.:  The Great Life Makeover book presentation:  Sexy and Health in Middle

Age, Channel 8, Arlington, VA, 2009

 Bazzan, A.J.:  Hormonal and Supplement Guidelines for Good Health at Midlife,

Dr. Michael Roizen’s Radio Show, 2009.

 Community Service:

 1997 to Present – Regular Lecture Series within the Educational Outreach Program,

    Wellness Sciences Institute, Inc., Philadelphia, PA