Dr. Steven Tizio’s clinical interests are in the care and management of both benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. He has extensive training in minimally invasive colon surgery, including laparoscopic colon resection and transanal mass and polyp excision. Dr. Tizio is also interested in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders and fecal incontinence, particularly anal physiology and the use of the Medtronic InterStim device for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Dr. Tizio is trained in the use of colonoscopy for screening for colon cancer and both the medical and surgical management of anal disorders, including hemorrhoids, fissures, and anal fistulas. His research interests include the use of near infrared laser technology in the prevention of complications after colon resections.
Dr. Tizio is on staff at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, and Central Jersey Surgery Center in Eatontown.
Originally from Staten Island, NY, he was very active in his family’s construction business until he started medical school. Dr. Tizio graduated from Princeton University in 1998 with a BA in chemistry. He decided to pursue graduate work in biological chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a MS in chemistry in 2001.
Dr. Tizio became an active firefighter while at Penn State, where he earned national qualification. After Penn State, Dr. Tizio worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Arlington, VA until he started medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Tizio was awarded membership in the honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha, and began his surgical residency in 2006 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts as a clinical fellow of the Harvard Medical School. During his residency, Dr. Tizio spent two years as a research fellow studying the biochemistry of muscle wasting in critically ill patients. He completed his chief residency in 2013 and was awarded a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Methodist Health System in San Antonio, Texas, which he completed in 2014.
Dr. Tizio earned his American Board of Surgery certification in 2013 and is a candidate to become board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is currently a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Tizio resides in Little Silver with his wife, Ellen, and three kids: Nicholas, Jack and James.