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

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

179 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 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

13 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Very impressed and satisfied with the professionalism and genuine concern with and for me during my first visit with Dr. Buzanowska

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr. Buzanowska was empathetic and informative. She took time to understand my problem, she asked questions and answered my question. Her care was excellent and I appreciate her concern for my ongoing health plan.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

She was very friendly and she made me feel at ease! A great listener by far! She assessed me and put her recommendations on the chart. I really appreciate being able to see such a wonderful person and physician. I'm thankful.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Buzanowska was one of the most caring, interested and pleasant providers I have ever encountered at the Cleveland Clinic. She was interested not only in my condition but also in aspects of my personal life that could contribute to why I was shaving an issue. She also shows interest for you as a person and where you come from. I would always recommend her to anyone in need of a spinal health doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. was very thorough and by far the most detailed Dr ive EVER visited! she was wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

First visit with this physician, bed side manners was very professional and I would like to continue seeing her.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

The doctor was very patient with me and very helpful. I was seen immediately and there was no waiting time to see her. She was very helpful and tried to solve my medical issues...which are many. I put my trust in the cleveland clinic and her.

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.

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