Joanna Zizzo

Nurse Practitioner

Joanna Zizzo

Nurse Practitioner
Joanna Zizzo

I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2012 as a nurse practitioner with the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service. I have been working in the field of hematologic malignancies and transplant since 2006, when I started my career as an oncology nurse.

I decided to enter the field of nursing because of my personal experiences within the healthcare system as a type 1 diabetic since early childhood. I now find it extremely rewarding to help others during their periods of illness and recovery.

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As a nurse practitioner, I work closely with patients on a daily basis during their hospitalization. This encompasses clinically managing patients throughout the course of their transplant experience. I enjoy the level of personal care I am able to provide to each of the patients I work with, as well as the opportunity to educate patients and teach.

In my free time, I volunteer with several organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the Wounded Warrior Project, and New York City’s Medical Reserve Corps.

Clinical Expertise

Bone Marrow Transplantation (Adults)
Leukemias (Adult)
Lymphomas (Adult)

Languages Spoken



Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC); Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Columbia University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Michigan School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care
Registered Professional Nurse (RN)