Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hebrew, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchoscopy
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 7 Specialties +


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About Aaron Brzezinski, MD

Aaron Brzezinski, MD, was born in Mexico City and attended medical school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, receiving his degree in medicine in 1981. He performed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Hospital Espanol in Mexico City. Dr. Brzezinski moved to Toronto, Canada, to continue training with a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology. He performed research for one year with Dr. Nicholas Diamant, and completed a special fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease and performed clinical research under Dr. Kursheed Jeejeebhoy and Dr. Jeffrey Baker at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Brzezinski is certified in internal medicine and in Gastroenterology in Canada and the United States, and in 1992 started to work in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic as Assistant Staff. In 1994, he became a Staff Gastroenterologist.

Through the years, Dr. Brzezinski has been either principal investigator or sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials and has published in peer-reviewed journals and written numerous book chapters. He has lectured extensively within the United States and internationally in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Turkey.

Dr. Brzezinski actively participates in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His clinical practice is almost exclusively in inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis and celiac disease. Besides seeing patients in the office, he also performs upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Internal Medicine

Residency - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Mexico, Mexico

Professional Highlights

  • Bruce Stewart Fellowship Award
  • Premier Physician Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Best Doctors in America


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, IBD including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Honorable Mention, Dean's List, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1980 
  • Elsie Watt Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, 1987 – 1988
  • Jean Hogarth Springer Postgraduate Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
    1987 – 1988 
  • International Physician of the Year, International Center, Cleveland Clinic, 1998
  • Bruce Stewart Fellowship Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2002 – 2003  
  • Premier Physician Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 2003
  • Physician of the Year, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2004 – 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 2004 – 2008


  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, honorary member Board of  Directors, Northeast Ohio Chapter~
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 11/29/2018, Dr. Brzezinski 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. Brzezinski receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, 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

177 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Brzezinski was most kind, patient and thorough in dealing with me, although I was an add-in to his schedule since my regular Dr was out of town. He and his Nurse, Becky, went above and beyond in caring for my needs quickly to allow us to return home to SC in as expedient a manner as possible.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I was diagnosed with IBD at the age of 19, I'm now 51. Dr. Brzezinski is currently the single reason I remain a patient at CCF. Although the staff and hospital is great, Dr. Brzezinski is even greater! His professionalism, dedication to patient care and personal commitment to my wellbeing far surpasses that of which I have seen from any other physician.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

The doctor spent ample time listening and gathering information. Then he said he would consult with the ERCP specialist.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is an excellent doctor all around. He took the time to answer questions, and he carefully explained everything. He was not in any rush to finish the appointment, but made sure everything was covered. I think he is one of the most wonderful doctors I have ever met. He is so very kind and caring and thorough. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Doc was amazing. I just wish I had more answers or a game plan. I still feel lost and I'm not sure what direction I'm going in, but time will tell. He was awesome, caring Doctor not many of them out there like that left.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr Brzezinski is one of my favorite doctors. He is really cares about his patients & their well being. I tell everyone he saved my life. He got my crohns into remission. It took along time but he got me there.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is an outstanding doctor. Very thorough. Careful. Considerate. Compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski has been my GI for close to 15 years. He takes his time to really get a good picture of what is going on with my health. He is thorough and runs test to accurately diagnose.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Brzezinski is a very competent and compassionate physician

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is always concerned & caring

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr B is absolutely great. He spends SO much time with each patient. is great but you sometimes have to wait longer to be seen.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr B is the kindest, most caring doctor I have ever encountered. He answered all of my questions and concerns and was completely prepared for my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

dr.b is the absolute best doctor anywhere!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is the most thorough doctor I've ever known.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski was superb. Offered full time necessary to really understand the problem, was sympathetic to pain and life impact of medical condition and gave meaningful treatment options

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is always fantastic in his care. he always takes his time with his assessment and questions for me and is always generous with his time in answering all of my questions. Excellent experience!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Brzezinski is always very compassionate & caring about my health.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr Brzezinski is wonderful and has a great depth of knowledge which he uses to explain what is happening.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

It is not possible for me to overstate what a wonderful physician Dr. Brzezinski is! He has been my doctor since 2001. He is dedicated to providing the best possible, individualized care for his patients. Dr. Brzezinski is very knowledgeable and caring; he has a way of treating each patient as if they are the ONLY patient he has to care for. He treats each of us as if there is only ONE of us. Dr. Brzezinski is one in a excellent doctor and a quintessential gentleman.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Brzezinski is always kind, patient and understanding of my needs. The communication and responsiveness of his office staff often leaves something to be desired.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr B cares for me in a way that he would care for his family.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. B was extremely thorough! He went over and explained things to me that no previous provider has ever done. I was MORE than pleased with him!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Had to see Dr. Brzezinski quickly due to leaving the state for several months. Talked to his secretary who was able to accommodate my request. Of course, Dr. Brzezinski is the finest, most conscientious doctor i've ever had the privilege of knowing.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr Brzezinski is always very thorough and listens patiently. I dread the day that he retires. He is just awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Brzenzinski is the most thorough and attentive doctor. He takes the time to listen and answer questions. He is definitely an expert in his field, and we are lucky to have him in our area.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. B. spent over an hour and a half with me and my husband going over my history, asking questions of me, taking questions from us. Never once did we feel like he was in a hurry to get out of the room and on to his next patient. All doctors should be more like him!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

I feel like the doctor is over scheduled. I had an appointment early in the morning and saw the doctor over an hour after scheduled appointment time. He is very thorough with his patients so more time should be scheduled between patients.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I appreciate the time Dr Brzezenski spends with me. I don't mind waiting when I have to because I know how well he takes care of his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr Brzezinski seems overloaded and did not remember the specifics of my medical history, current situation, or why I had scheduled the appointment. after awhile, we had mostly cleared it up, but I have been seeing him for years, and saw him in December last, so it was surprising as he has always been on the ball. once we caught up, everything was normal.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

My husband and I were so impressed by Dr. Brzezinski. He spent almost 2 hours with us going over all of my questions,concerns,and records. He truly cares for his patients and not only has an outstanding knowledge base he is caring and kind. I consider it a blessing to have seen Dr. Brzezinski.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Dr. Brzezinski is the best physician I have ever had. He takes the time to listen and to explain. He is kind and very knowledgeable about his specialty of gastroenterology. I trust him, I like him, he is fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

While this has been my provider of choice for a number of years it is very difficult to get in to see him for follow up appointments even based on when he wants to see me back.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

I do not mind waiting a little longer because I know the doctor will give the time needed to listen to me, be thorough, consider all options.

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