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Department Pulmonary Medicine
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

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Endoscopy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Pneumonia
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
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About Michael Machuzak, MD

Michael Machuzak, MD, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Machuzak earned his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn. He completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the Hospital of University Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of several professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Physicians, American Association of Bronchology, the World Association of Bronchology, and the Ohio Thoracic Society.

Dr. Machuzak has published a number of abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed publications, as well as having conducted research and lectured a number of times on thoracic medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Philadelphia, PA USA

Additional Training

  • Rigid Bronchoscopy, The Laser Centre, St. Margarite Hospital, Marseille, France
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan
  • Two¬†years as Interventional Pulmonary Fellow at University of Pennsylvania
  • Bedside Ultrasonography
  • Pleuroscopy, Indiana University Hospital


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, lung nodules, malignant mesothelioma, pneumonia, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheomalacia

Awards & Honors

  • Best Docs 2008
  • Cleveland Magazine, "Best Doctors," 2008
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Machuzak, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/1/2021, Dr. Machuzak 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Machuzak receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Olympus America Inc.

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

34 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Always a great doctor and advisor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Machuzak is a thorough and thoughtful physician that demonstrates real empathy for his patients. He has seen me through good times and bad, through different levels of lung disease (more than 50 bronchoscopy operations) and even pneumonectomy and he has been able to provide a level of care above and beyond in each case. Any patient with pulmonary issues would be lucky to have him as their provider, and he is to be commended for the years of outstanding care he has provided to me and my family. Simply put, my life is better because of him!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Generally a good experience. Dr. Machuzak is great and incredibly helpful. Would definitely come back to him again.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Doctor Machuzak is great.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I am having a hard time getting authorization for service ordered by doctor. I don't think this should be left to patients. It adds to stress of the patient. I don't blame doctors

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

dr Mashuzak was kind & listened well to is & answered our questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Dr. was very patient and helpful getting us connected.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Machuzak nd his fellow was so polite and professional. we thank him for the way they handled this appointment and diagnosis.

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