Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Polish
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Marzena Buzanowska, MD

Marzena Buzanowska, MD is a staff physician at the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine. Dr Buzanowska is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty training in Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Buzanowska's work has focused on improving the quality of spine care and workforce diversity and inclusion, actively leading a Women's Leadership committee in the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic. She is involved with strategic initiatives in the Center for Spine Health, which target the identification of appropriate and timely care paradigms for patients with spine conditions.

She advocates for health policy on a local and national level on issues related to medical and interventional spine as well as through the work of the AMA Women Physicians Section. She teaches medical students and fellows, and has developed and subsequently nurtured the Spine Medicine rotation for the medical school. Dr Buzanowska has authored and co-authored multiple articles and book chapters on various spine related topics, including cervical radiculopathy, regenerative treatments, motor recovery in patients with muscle weakness after lumbar disc herniation, and interventional treatment options in osteoarthritis of the spine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania
Interventional Spine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - UPMC Presbyterian
Physical Medicine and Rehabillition
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - Wright State University
Dayton, OH USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/4/2019, Dr. Buzanowska has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

210 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

One of the best providers I have ever had!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Buzanowska to several people.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Because of the personal caring of the doctor, the small problems in internet connection didn't matter

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Very happy with the Dr awesome experience !

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Buzanowska is one of the best and carrying doctor I have ever met. She really cares about her patients.,

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Buznakowska was extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I love Dr. B.! Very good at explaining. She showed me my x-ray (even virtually). Really takes the time to understand and to explain.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

This care provider is one of the best! She is always concerned with my health and well being. I couldn't ask for any more.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

In my opinion a physician is only as good as his/her support staff. Dr. Buzanowska's staff both in her office setting and in the pain management section communicate well. Great experience.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I was very satisfied with my doctor's visit. Very easy to speak with.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. B's intern was great. Very efficient in her testing. I appreciated the doctor going over scans and showing the problem with future testing and plan of care. I also appreciated the call back from her office, very professional. I totally would recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

My experience with Dr.Busanowska could not have been better...She went out of her way to be helpful....I am very appreciative for her efforts!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

absolutely love the doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Always does right by me Very good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Buzanowska took the time to listen to me, answer my questions explaining everything fully, and wasn't pushy in any way. I greatly appreciate the way I was treated by her. Others haven't done that well.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

the doctor listened and explained in detail the procedure. She. is there he best!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

the doctor was superb. very attentive, very diligent, she went over my scans carefully and listened so well. I felt very confident with her assessment.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I felt the doctor was engaged with my problem and working to find a solution. She shared information that helped me understand and gave me options to consider.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Very short wait the Doctor is the and she has a very good medical assistance.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

This team gave me the very best care I could expect. From welcoming nurse to Dr.Buzanowska, all members of the team provided stellar care!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

The doctor was friendly, did not rush me, listened to my concerns and was helpful. One day after my x-ray, I was notified about the result.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Buzanowska very concerned about patient care & well being.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Buzanowska & staff worked together toward common goalof best treatment plan for patient.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I actually already referred a colleague to the Dr. Buzanowska.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I wouldn't trade Dr. Buzanowska for anything, I think she is great!!!! Very caring individual!!!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Buzanowska's interest in and assessment of my symptoms was thorough and well explained. I was examined physically and objectively. She was extremely confident in the explanation and description of her plan for the treatment of my symptoms. I'm have great confidence in her assessment and look forward to working with her and her recommendations.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

my physician was excellent, excellent care of my issue

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

already recommended provider

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

My impression was that Dr. Buzanowska knew her subject thoroughly. She was patient and clear in explaining my condition to me. She's also very good with eye contact.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I had to wait 2 months to get in to see her. then all she did was schedule more tests. I have been seeing her for two years and have not gotten a diagnosis yet nor has she given me any relief from my pain. I think it is time to find a new doctor. I am very disappointed.

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