Michael Petzar

Assistant Professor

Michael Petzar

Assistant 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, 10 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

  • PHY NE Dept. of Health, 2019

  • Physician NE Dept. of Health, 2019

  • Physician Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Richter International Scholar Northwestern University, 1976

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5242

    Mod 5: GI/Nutrition: Mod 4: GI/Nutrition
  • MEDI 5252

    Mod 6: Brain and Behavior: Mod 5: Brain and Behavior

Teaching Interests

Clinical Pathology: hematology, 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.

Research Interests

Medical education, medical quality management, hematology.

Department Service

  • Institutional Review Board 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member