Meet Dr. Jason Pirozzolo
Dr. Jason Pirozzolo is the Director of Sports Medicine and Trauma at Orlando Hand Surgery Associates. Dr. Pirozzolo pursued his undergraduate studies at Penn State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical studies. He went on to Nova Southeastern University to earn his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, and also completed a clinical externship in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a residency in Family Medicine at Duke University, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Ohio State University. While at the Ohio State University and Duke University, Dr. Pirozzolo was part of the physician team dedicated to caring for the student-athletes’ sports injuries and overall health. During that period, he also earned the certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In 2005, his employment began as a physician at the Ohio State University Medical Center. The following year he became the Director of Sports Medicine at Florida Hospital CentraCare. Dr. Pirozzolo joined Orlando Hand Surgery Associates as Director of Sports Medicine and Trauma five years later where he now specializes in non-surgical orthopedic upper extremity problems.
For the past five years, Dr. Pirozzolo has also been serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida State University College of Medicine. His distinguished work in the field of sports medicine has appeared in publications such as: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Clinics in Sports Medicine, and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
As an active member of the Florida Medical Association, Dr. Pirozzolo is a member of the Board of Governors and serves as the Vice-chair of the Council on Legislation Board and is a member of the PAC Board. He was also appointed to the Executive Committee of the Florida Medical Association. In July 2014, he was elected to serve on the delegation to the American Medical Association, helping to represent all physicians in the state of Florida.
Dr. Pirozzolo is very involved with his community and has volunteered at Shepherd’s Hope Free Clinic since 2010. In 2012, he was accepted and later graduated from the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute.
Dr. Pirozzolo was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) in 2010 for a four-year term by then-governor Charlie Crist. In 2012, he was unanimously elected Vice Chairman of GOAA by the Mayor of Orange County, the Mayor of the City of Orlando, and the other board members. As one of the fiduciaries of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and the $420 million budget, he committed his tenure to championing economic development opportunities throughout Central Florida. He was also a member of the Orlando Executive Airport’s Advisory Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Orlando International Airport’s Economic Development Advisory Committee. In 2014, he studied to become only the second Board Member in the country to attain the coveted certified member certification for executive aviation management.
During the past year, Dr. Pirozzolo co-founded the IP Network and serves as the Vice President of Business Development. The IP Network is an integrated network of nearly 700 physicians affiliated with high acuity urgent cares that is attempting to redefine the current healthcare system by utilizing proprietary technology to lower costs and improve quality.
In addition to medicine and community work, Dr. Pirozzolo is an avid pilot. Since 1998, he has been flying both single and multi-engine aircraft, and recently added helicopters to his qualifications. In fact, every year since 2009 he has flown his airplane up to Tallahassee every week during the last month of session where he is privileged to be in the chamber of the House of Representatives to serve as the physician for our elected State Representatives and their staff.