Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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 School - 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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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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/13/2018, 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

100 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

The doctor was thorough and knowledge with answering all of my questions. I felt comfortable with all of the staff.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Extremely pleased with Dr Buzanowska. Very caring, educated and trying every way possible to help relieve my back pain.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

I was a little disappointed .. the doctor & trainee told me what my issues were before listening to me tell what was aiming me ...they obviously were not trained in active listening ...

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

I think Dr. Buzanowska is a very close observer and very receptive to issues of mine.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

It was the first time seeing this physician, my surgeon retired, so I didn't have a choice who I was seeing so that is why I put "good" for the above question: "Ability to see the care provider of my choice"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Physician I saw was awesome...she understood that Physical Therapy really helped me previously and agreed to continue to do PT and it was good I chose to go right away when I knew I needed to! I LOVE her! The front desk staff was super nice and genuine! It was a great experience overall!!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Marlena Buzanowska personally called me the next day after my office visit to her to give me my lab test results with instructions to follow up with my primary care doctor now. I was very pleased with her follow up regarding my care.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

No one could find a better more caring doctor to be this skilled to do the procedure I need anywhere!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

She immediately ordered required tests to diagnosis my back problem that no other doctor was addressing. The other doctors only addressed the fractured left knee. I've complained about nerve pain, foot, ankle and low back pain for 7 months to doctors. No one ever addressed it until Dr. Buzanowska.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Buzanowska makes sure you understand everything. She respects her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Buzanowska is always prompt and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

I was in an emotional state when I met with Dr. Buzanowska and failed to ask enough questions. I plan to contact her office via my chart today. She recommended a spinal injection, set for about 10 days from now, and I am not clear on my aftercare. HOWEVER, I did read the instruction sheet that she provided and it has a lot of information. I want to know about such things as seen a physical therapist or chiropractor and what drugs I may have to take.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018

good advice and instruction

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