Michael Petzar

Associate Professor

Michael Petzar

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology


15 years internal medicine, 2 years infectious disease, 19 years anatomic/clinical pathology including 8 years laboratory management/quality improvement, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, 11 years medical school faculty

  • (706) 713-2175
  • Russell Hall, Health Sciences Campus - University of Georgia, Athens


  • MD, Medicine Albany Medical College, 1983

  • MS, Microbiology and Immunology University of California, LosA, 1978

  • BA, Chemistry Northwestern University, 1977


  • Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine The American Board of Pathology, 2005

  • Hematology (Pathology) American Board of Pathology, 2004

  • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology American Board of Pathology, 2002

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987

  • Infectious Disease 2019

  • Physician Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2020

  • PHY NE Dept. of Health, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Richter International Scholar Northwestern University, 1976

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5168

    Mod 4: Renal/Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5252

    Mod 5: Brain and Behavior
  • MEDI 5179

    Mod 5: GI/Endo/Repro
  • MEDI 5262

    Mod 6: Multi-System Disorders

Teaching Interests

Clinical Pathology: hematology/coagulation, laboratory medicine, laboratory management, blood banking/transfusion medicine, microbiology and immunology. Internal Medicine: general internal medicine and infectious disease. Quality: FOCUS-PDA, Six Sigma, Lean.


Selected Recent Publications

  • New Robust Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Results in Reduction of Clostridium difficile 30-Day Readmission, 2018
  • Contrasting the Clinical Course of Patients With Mediastinal Large B Cell Lymphoma and Mediastinal Classic Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, 2007
  • A Retrospective Study Of Hemoglobin Values And Outcomes In Trans-fused And Non-Transfused Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes, 2005

Research Interests

Medical education, medical quality management, hematology.

Department Service

  • Admissions Committe 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Review Board 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member