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Christopher Pezzi, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncologist

4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 (555)

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Geriatric Surgical Oncology
  • Abnormal Mammogram

Christopher Pezzi, MD,is a board-certified surgeon who has been treating patients with cancer for more than 25 years. His surgical practice encompasses the removal of a wide variety of proven or suspected tumors. He believes that “the secret” to curing cancer includes early diagnosis when cure rates are highest and access to newer and more effective treatments. His areas of expertise include:

About Me

Moving to Jacksonville from the Philadelphia area has given my wife and me the opportunity to experience a vibrant and growing new city, and I’m thrilled to be part of the talented and growing team at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. On a personal note, I enjoy outdoor activities, including sports, collecting fossils, and spending time with my three grown children and granddaughter.

My philosophy of care involves spending the time to get to know my patients, answering their questions, and understanding their goals, fears and desires regarding surgery and treatment. I want my patients to know all of their options, including the pros and cons, so that together we can make the best decisions. This frequently involves not just the surgeon, but also a team of cancer physicians working to give each patient an individualized plan of care that gives them the greatest chance of a successful outcome.


  • Head, Division of Surgery


  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery


  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Jefferson Medical College - Philadelphia, PA

    1978 - 1982

  • Residency

    Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA

    1983 - 1987

  • Fellowship

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX

    1987 - 1989

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Legal Practice Name

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians, Inc.