Dr. Pizzella, a board-certified radiologist who has been consistently recognized as an outstanding professional in the field, assumes the role of president from Gerald Joyce, MD, who will continue to serve on the executive team, in the role of vice president.
“Paul has shown himself to be a hard-working and caring physician during his tenure at Southtowns Radiology,” commented Gerald Joyce, MD, who served as the group’s most recent president through the beginning of 2021. “He has shown himself to be an insightful and creative thinker. However, it is his integrity and his honesty which sets him apart. He understands our philosophy of caring for people first and foremost, and is he well suited to enhance the relationships our practice has built over the last 60 years.”
As president, Dr. Pizzella will oversee the strategic direction of Southtowns Radiology, which interpreted nearly 500,000 medical imaging studies in 2019. Southtowns Radiology operates three outpatient imaging centers in Hamburg, Orchard Park, and West Seneca, and employs over 120 physicians, technologists and administrative staff. As a partner of Catholic Health Services, the practice also serves as radiology physicians for seven CHS facilities across Western New York including Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and Sisters Saint Joseph’s Campus.
“As a friend and a colleague, I have every confidence in Paul,” continued Dr. Joyce. “I have no doubt that he will succeed as a leader for our practice and throughout the community as we continue to build upon the strong foundation that is Southtowns Radiology.”
Raised in Western New York, Dr. Pizzella attended the University at Buffalo and went on to graduate from the Chicago Medical School. After completing his surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the National Capitol Region Health Care Consortium (National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md./Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC). He is board certified in radiology and has experience as a radiologist in the armed forces.
Dr. Pizzella resides in Amherst with his wife, Marta, and two sons, Marc and Nico, with his eldest son Kevin a resident of Washington D.C. Dr. Pizzella is the past Chair of Radiology for Sisters of Charity Hospital and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.
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