After graduating in the top 1% of his class from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Pezzi practiced emergency medicine for 11 years. He was one of the few people in the country to be elected to Alpha Omega Alpha after the second year of medical school. He wrote several books and developed numerous web sites, the most recent of which give Internet users free ways to date online, develop better online profiles, combat spam, track information they want to follow, create keyword lists by dragging and dropping, and balance braces, parentheses, brackets, and tags in their computer code. Dr. Pezzi has over 850 inventions to date, and is currently developing a device that will make you wonder if you've been teleported a century into the future. You’re probably jaded by other gizmos that were lavished with “it will change the world” hype before they were released, only to be met with “That’s it?” yawns after they were unveiled. Just wait. M. C. Escher said, "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible."
Dr. Pezzi is now conducting research into a new class of nontoxic antifungal compounds and working on a device that might help stroke patients recover more fully. It works in animals, so it will likely (but not certainly) work for humans, too. That's what research is for. :-)
Dr. Pezzi developed a new technique of fractional multiplication, in spite of his lifelong aversion to math. He beat Bill Gates on a test of mathematical ability and logic. Dr. Pezzi is also the innovator of several medical procedures. His brother has called him "the absent-minded Professor," a characterization that is not without merit. For example, while a college student at Michigan State University, he once went into the wrong room to take a final exam. Even though he was not enrolled in the class, he scored 147 out of 150, easily the highest score achieved by any of the hundreds of students taking the test. As a sophomore in college, he decided that his future was in the CIA, not medicine, so he skipped most of organic chemistry. Three days before the final, he changed his mind, crammed, and received a 4.0 for the course. In spite of seriously misjudging the optimal strategy for taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), he scored astronomically. A government official once claimed that Dr. Pezzi achieved the highest score ever attained on an IQ test administered nationwide, although Pezzi dismisses this as disingenuous pandering.
Dr. Pezzi has been interviewed numerous times on television and radio, and also in various newspapers, web sites, and magazines, including Men's Health, AARP The Magazine (the world's largest circulation magazine), AMNews (a publication of the American Medical Association), Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Cooking Light, Pool & Spa News (I kid you not! :-), and others.
He enjoys inventing, thinking, programming computers, baking, dating, bicycling, traveling, working in his shop, moving dirt with his tractor and bulldozer, being kind to animals, being outdoors, reading, and of course writing. And did I mention inventing? Despite living in a culture that often ridicules new ideas, there is nothing better than thinking of new ideas to help people.
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
— Walter Bagehot