Michael R. Piazza, M.D.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Scranton in 1979, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Piazza went on to earn his Medical Degree from the Milton S. Hershey Medical School of Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1983. Dr. Piazza completed his General Surgical Internship at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania in 1984. He completed his Orthopedic Residency program at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1988, and furthered his medical training with an additional year of study in the prestigious Spine Fellowship Program at Pennsylvania Hospital — Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Piazza presently serves as chairman of the Spine Section of Morton Plant Hospital. He has been involved with extensive research in disorders of the spine, has published several articles relating to orthopaedics and spine surgery, and has served on several administrative committees for Morton F. Plant Hospital. Dr. Piazza’s expertise in orthopedics has enabled him to become involved in clinical research studies. He is presently actively involved in enrolling clinical research patients in both pharmacologic and device related spine research studies.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Pinellas County Medical Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® program


Michael R. Piazza, M.D.
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