About Maria L. Cannarozzi, M.D.

Dr. Cannarozzi came to UCF College of Medicine in 2008, from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where she worked as a clinician and medical educator for four years, following completion of her medical training. She is board certified in the fields of both internal medicine and pediatrics, working as a clinician and medical student/resident educator in both fields. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Cannarozzi was educated in and worked in other areas of healthcare, first as a registered nurse and later as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Cannarozzi currently serves on national committees for the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). She also serves on the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a regional member of the statewide Governor’s Advisory Council and as a judge for national medical student and resident abstract competitions for the ACP. Clinical interests include both general adult and pediatric medical care, with special interests in wellness and healthy weight management, adolescent medicine, school performance and women’s health care.

Dr. Cannarozzi joined the clinical faculty at the UCF College of Medicine in October 2008 and currently serves as Clerkship Director of the Internal Medicine Junior Clerkship. She also serves as Co-Director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities curriculum within the MD undergraduate program. Additionally, she contributes to course content in the Practice of Medicine modules. Academic interests include innovative development and evaluation of medical curriculum, teaching and assessment of professionalism and leadership in medicine and teaching and assessment of medical humanities.

Dr. Cannarozzi is currently practicing internal medicine at UCF Health and serves as the Medical Director for the clinic. She is committed to providing exemplary community service and healthcare education in the Central Florida area as an outreach mission and a partnership between the College of Medicine, local schools and healthcare organizations.


O’Brien KE, Cannarozzi ML, Torre DM, Mechaber AJ, Durning SJ. Training and Assessment of CXR/Basic Radiology Interpretation Skills: Results from the 2005 CDIM Survey. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2008; (20)2: 157-162.

O’Brien KE, Cannarozzi ML, Torre DM, Mechaber AJ, Durning SJ. Training and Assessment of ECG Interpretation Skills: Results from the 2005 CDIM Survey. Accepted to the Journal of General Internal Medicine 3/07; awaiting publication.

Cannarozzi ML, Cooke R, O’Brien KE. An Atypical Presentation of Hereditary Coproporphyria. Submitted to the New England Journal of Medicine 12/08.

Cannarozzi M, Nixon L. Midlife. In: Medical Ethics and Humanities. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Sudbury, Massachusetts. publication pending 2009.

Clerkship Directors’ Opinion Regarding Preparation for Basic Clinical Skills during Years 1 and 2: Results of the 2002 CDIM Basic Science Survey. Cannarozzi ML, O’Brien KE, Wallach PM, Crespo LM, Elnicki DM. Presented at the 2005 SGIM National Meeting, New Orleans.

The Clinical Skills Curriculum: A Web-Based Learning Module to Enhance Students’ Skills in Interpretation of Basic Diagnostic Studies. Cannarozzi ML, Bognar BA, O’Brien KE. Accepted to the 2005 CDIM National Meeting in Portland, Oregon (did not attend due to Hurricane Wilma), additional data presented at the 2006 SGIM national Meeting, Los Angeles.

Training and Assessment of CXR/Basic Radiology Interpretation Skills: Results from the 2005 CDIM Survey. Cannarozzi ML, O’Brien KE, Papp KK, Durning SJ. Presented at the 2006 Association of Medical Educators in Europe Meeting in Genoa, Italy and the 2006 CDIM National Meeting, New Orleans.

Medical Students Have Emotional Intelligence Similar to General Population. Goldin SB, Brannick MT, Wahi M, Paidas C, Arce M, Cannarozzi ML, Johnson H, Nazian, SJ. Presented at the 2008 3rd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach (Quick Shot Mini-Oral Presentation).

MS-12: A Valid Instrument for Measuring Medical Student Quality of Life. Goldin SB, Wahi MM, Brannick MT, Schrock CE, Farooq AS, Arce M, Wigand LR, Carpenter HL, Borgman HA, Paidas CN, Cannarozzi ML, Nixon LL. Presented at the 2008 Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Toronto.