Michael F. Pizzillo, MD
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Michael F. Pizzillo, MD

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine


  • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Reconstructive Wrist Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand Injuries
  • Nerve Compression Disorders
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Injury

Locations &


  • Englewood Orthopedic Associates


    910 Sylvan Avenue Suite 100 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

    Main: 201-569-2770
    Fax: 201-569-1774

    1:30 PM
    5:00 PM
    1:30 PM
    5:00 PM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    8:30 AM
    6:00 PM
    8:30 AM
    5:30 PM

    Dr. Pizzillo sees patients in Englewood every other Monday and every other Tuesday, in addition to the other days listed.



Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


  • Wellcare Ambetter
  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Michael Pizzillo

Dr. Pizzillo, part of Englewood Orthopedic Associates, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate (Certificate of Added Qualifications-CAQ) in both Surgery of the Hand and in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in hand, upper extremity, and shoulder surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, post-traumatic reconstruction and joint replacement of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Pizzillo received his MD from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Medical College. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Manhattan VA Medical Center, followed by a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Honors & Awards

2020, 2019: Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area

2020, 2019: Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

2019: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

New York Society for Surgery of the Hand

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn


New York University Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine(American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Surgery of the Hand (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)



Tomaino MM, King J, Pizzillo M. Correction of lunate malalignment when bone grafting scaphoid nonunion with humpback deformity: rationale and results of a technique revisited. J Hand Surg Am. 2000 Mar;25(2):322-9.

Pizzillo MF, Sotereanos DG, Tomaino MM. Recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome: treatment options. J South Orthop Assoc. 1999 Spring;8(1):28-36.

Pizzillo MF, Sotereanos DG. Recurrent compressive neuropathy: treatment with autologous saphenous vein wrapping. (abstract for oral presentation at 7th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Vancouver, Canada) May, 1998

Pizzillo MF, Raskin KB. A new radiographic predictor of soft tissue wrist pathology. (abstract presented at Annual Resident's and Fellow's Meeting of theNew York Society for Surgery of the Hand) May, 1996

Pizzillo MF. The surgical management of cubital tunnel syndrome. The Resident Reporter: AAOS 64th Annual Meeting, Vol.3 No. 2, 1997

Sparano J, Schwartz EL, Wiernik P, Salva K, Pizzillo MF. Phase II trial of etopside, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cisplatin (EAP regimen) in advanced gastric cancer. AM J Clin Oncol 1990 Oct;13(5) : 374-8