Daniel Mazanec, MD


Daniel Mazanec, MD

Appointed: 1991

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Daniel Mazanec, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Associate Director
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S40
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Daniel John Mazanec, MD, is Associate Director - Center for Spine Health at Cleveland Clinic.  He is also a Staff member in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic. Board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in rheumatology, Dr. Mazanec's clinical interests are evaluation and management of back pain, osteoporosis and bone disease and medical acupuncture.

A frequent lecturer at national and international meetings, Dr. Mazanec has authored more than 56 articles, book chapters and textbooks. He is a member of many professional societies and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology.  In addition, Dr. Mazanec has served on numerous professional committees including the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the North American Spine Society.  He is a reviewer for the Spine Journal, Archives of Internal Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

After receiving his degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Dr. Mazanec completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He completed a fellowship in rheumatic and immunologic disease at Cleveland Clinic.


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA
Internship - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Evaluation and Management of Back Pain, Medical Acupuncture, Osteoporosis and Bone Disease

Additional Training

  • Helms Medical Institute Medical Acupuncture Program, University of California Los Angeles


  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American College of Physicians
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Treatment & Services

  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Evaluation of Back Pain
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Non-Operative Spine Care

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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