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Title Institute Chair
Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.9232
Fax:
216.636.2040
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Revision Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor Removal and Reconstruction
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical Infections
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Kyphosis
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Disorders
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Insurance

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Biography

About Thomas Mroz, MD

Thomas E. Mroz, MD is the Chairman, Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic and Director of Spine Research at Cleveland Clinic. He is a board-certified Spine Surgeon in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery and the Center for Spine Health at Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Thereafter, he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He then completed two spinal surgery fellowships, one at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the other in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. His focus of the second fellowship was minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Mroz specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery, and has a dedicated interest in minimally invasive surgery and cervical (neck) spine surgery, including radiculopathy, myelopathy, stenosis, disc herniations, cervical disc replacement, revision cervical surgery, cervical infections, cervical tumors and cervical deformity.

He is very active in research, and has lectured nationally and internationally on minimally invasive surgery and cervical spine surgery. He has authored numerous research articles and textbook chapters, and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is a member in good standing in the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He continues to have a very active role in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Spinal Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA
2003

Fellowship - Semmes Murphy Clinic
Neurosurgery
Memphis, TN USA
2003

Residency - The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington, DC USA
2002

Internship - The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
General Surgery
Washington, DC USA
1998

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Biology
Cleveland, OH USA
1993

Professional Highlights

  • Deputy Editor, Global Spine Journal
  • Deputy Editor, The Spine Journal
  • Editorial Board, The Spine Journal
  • Biologics Board, North American Spine Society
  • Research Committee, AO Spine North America
  • Patient Education Sub-Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Education Committee, North American Spine Society
  • Reviewer, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
  • Reviewer, Evidence Based Spine Surgery
  • Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Reviewer, Cell and Tissue Banking
  • Reviewer, Global Spine Journal
  • Reviewer, Neurosurgery
  • Best Doctors in America, 2010, 2011

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Infections, Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy, Cervical Tumors, Complex Cervical Spine Surgery including Cervical Deformity, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Revision Cervical Spine Surgery

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • AOSpine North America
  • Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS) 
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
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 1/28/2024, Dr. Mroz 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Mroz receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Stryker Corporation

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

113 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Mroz demonstrated caring, concern, and professionalism. He consistently discusses my problem and options. He is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

The appointment with Dr. Mroz was great. We understand that he is a very busy doctor and we're pleased to get into see him as quickly as we did. He was very professional and answered all of our questions and are hopeful that the surgery to be scheduled will happen this summer. We have been pleased with every doctor who has seen us.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Maroz was recommended to me and I am glad I saw him. I would recommend him to other patients.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Mroz is very intelligent, takes time to talk and listen. Very impressed.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Was a very good experienceDr.Mroz always very nice to talk to.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I really like Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Mroz

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Amazing doctor and person!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

We felt the doctor was very knowledgeable and answered our questions

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Mroz, is an AMAZING surgeon!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Mroz is an excellent doctor who genuinely cares about his patients. The surgery was life changing in a very positive way. I'm pretty much back to my old self.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Mroz was great and his PA is awesome and the nurse sandy is awesome

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Mroz, his resident & staff are excellent! I highly recommend him to all who have spine issues especially in the cervical region. Dr. Mroz goes above & beyond to get to the bottom of the issues you are facing and will not perform any unnecessary surgery. He listens and is truly a compassionate doctor who is in the medical field to help people.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Al Mellilo, Dr. Mroz, and the staff have been wonderful. I truly felt comfortable and confident in what was a sort of scary situation.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I wish there was something higher to say how much I'd recommend Dr. Mroz. No idea why anyone would go to someone else.

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