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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Electromyography
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Of Neuromuscular And Orthopedic Disorders
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Whiplash
View all 19 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Physical Medicine & Rehabilita
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Mount Carmel Health System - East/West
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Medical School - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

Electromyography, evaluation and management of back and neck pain, management of occupational conditions and illnesses, neck and back disorders, rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2016, 2017
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 8/19/2018, Dr. Venesy 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

173 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Venesy is an excellent physician. Communication, respect, professionalism, knowledge and a very caring physician. I will always refer her and go to her regarding my health.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Venesy is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Venesy was wonderful , very open to talk and discuss my issue. Don't normally have medical concerns and had a lot of pain, she was helpful in getting the test I needed . Wonderful bedside manner , showed care & concern, much appreciated!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

The doctor was very helpful and thorough in determining the best course of action.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Excellent care was provided by this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

I have been treated by 56 doctors since I was hurt in 2008. There has not been a better Doctor involved in my care than Dr. Vennesy. She was kind, patient, informative. listened to my concerns and despite this being our first treatment appointment together, she came up with a plan of action that I was very happy with. I can't recommend Dr. Vennesy highly enough.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

this Dr listened and directed me in the right direction for help with my pain I. neck

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

The doctor is just fantastic and so kind....

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Venesy is a very good care provider with genuine concern, excellent patient care, and easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

This was my first visit to Dr Venesy and I found her to be an excellent listener. She asked pertinent questions that helped me to explain my medical situation. She is the first Dr who has been able to identify the condition in my feet and upper legs. I now know this problem is connected to my lower back and spine problems. it was a relief to find such a good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Visit was excellent, doctor very capable, friendly and took time to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

I had to wait an hour to see the doctor. I was not very happy about that. I drove from Ashtabula.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

This comment is "overall" satisfaction: Everything about this experience from start to finish was exceptional. I'm very happy to have found Dr. Venesy and I feel I've benefited tremendously under her care. Really totally satisfied. And how often does THAT happen? Thanks

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

overall my experience with the staff their concern and their response to my situation both at the emergency room the day before and Dr venesy was handled promptly professionally informative and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Venesy is so professional and so easy to talk to. I appreciate the fact that we will try different options to alleviate my back issues.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Every time that I need to see Dr. Venesy, she is always a caring human being. I can tell that she genuinely cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

wonderful experience with Dr. kind, caring and willingness to help with my medical problem ..

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

I am very sceptical and cautious with any medications that I put into my body. I was offered two medications; to help with inflammation and the tingling feeling that's running down my arm and into my hand. A seizure medication was offered to help with this tingling, immediately I declined as I am not having seizures but I do understand why this is being offered; it effects another part of the brain that will make this sensation down my arm and in my hand go away. The possible risks acvociated with this was enough for me de decline. My provider did not offer much information at all but quickly respected my decision. I'm thankful she wasn't pushy or rude but I also wish she would have explained more. She also suggested a steroid to help with the inflammation, I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, this made zero sense to me as steroids can increase anxiety. Again she was respectful of my decision but offered no information on said steroid. Had I known what she might like to perceive I could have done a little research and possibly tried something. All these medications are simply a band-aid and I'm really not interested in covering up my symptoms until they are unbearable; then I'm more apt to do so. More info would have been so helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

The Dr Venessey made sure I got an appointment with a Dr. I needed to see the next day.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

booked an appointment for me right away.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

When I left my visit with Dr. Venesy, I am now totally aware of what my problem is and left there with a very positive attitude.

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