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The Magic Of Nick Rizzo

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About Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is frequently described as a “magic Patch Adams.” This sleight-of-hand doctor learned years ago that medicine and surgery can’t always solve one of man’s basic needs: to have fun and laugh! In some cultures, the word “medicine” means anything that makes you feel better. And for Nick, this includes magic that takes you back to the innocence of youth by making you wonder again. Nick jokes that he has some very expensive wallpaper. He received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds a certificate in Culinary Arts from Kendall College and in 2018 received his JD with a Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University. He’s never, ever taking another class again. Unless, of course, it’s a magic class… His “side gig” is working as a physician for professional boxing and MMA events. He has authored or co-authored several articles and books on combat sports medicine. and has spent nearly a decade as a member Illinois Boxing Commission. Nick performed as a part-time professional from 1997 to 2013, with children’s shows, adult strolling and close-up, and traveled a bit with a comedy club set. He was published in the Linking Ring, and featured in Balloon Magic Magazine. Today, tug his sleeve or tap his shoulder to do a trick and he’ll be quick to dust off the cards and coins…