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Aaron Brzezinski, MD

216.444.7000

Aaron Brzezinski, MD

Appointed: 1992

Aaron Brzezinski, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.444.5148
WorkFax:216.444.6305
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Aaron Brzezinski, MD, was born in Mexico City and attended medical school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, receiving his degree in medicine in 1981. He performed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Hospital Espanol in Mexico City. Dr. Brzezinski moved to Toronto, Canada, to continue training with a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology. He performed research for one year with Dr. Nicholas Diamant, and completed a special fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease and performed clinical research under Dr. Kursheed Jeejeebhoy and Dr. Jeffrey Baker at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Brzezinski is certified in internal medicine and in Gastroenterology in Canada and the United States, and in 1992 started to work in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic as Assistant Staff. In 1994, he became a Staff Gastroenterologist.

Through the years, Dr. Brzezinski has been either principal investigator or sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials and has published in peer-reviewed journals and written numerous book chapters. He has lectured extensively within the United States and internationally in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala,  Mexico, Spain and Turkey.

Dr. Brzezinski actively participates in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His clinical practice is almost exclusively in inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis and celiac disease. Besides seeing patients in the office, he also performs upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy.

Professional Highlights

  • Bruce Stewart Fellowship Award
  • Premier Physician Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Best Doctors in America

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Toronto Canada
1988
Residency - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Gastroenterology
Toronto Canada
1987
Medical School - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Mexico Mexico
1981

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, IBD including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Honorable Mention, Dean's List, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1980 
  • Elsie Watt Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, 1987 – 1988
  • Jean Hogarth Springer Postgraduate Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
    1987 – 1988 
  • International Physician of the Year, International Center, Cleveland Clinic, 1998
  • Bruce Stewart Fellowship Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2002 – 2003  
  • Premier Physician Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 2003
  • Physician of the Year, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2004 – 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 2004 – 2008

Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, honorary member Board of  Directors, Northeast Ohio Chapter~

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/3/2014, Dr. Brzezinski has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Brzezinski receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish