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Suzanne Manzi, MD

About Suzanne Manzi, MD

Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Dr. Suzanne Manzi played NCAA Division 1 Basketball for the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine/ UT Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Alliance in 2009, followed by a fellowship at Michigan State University and Lansing Orthopedics in 2010, encompassing Interventional Spine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Pain Management.

Dr. Manzi serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Performance Pain and Sports Medicine is her primary practice, where she and Dr. Wiederholz partner in Pain Medicine.  She holds current board certifications in PM&R, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Pain Management. 

Dr. Manzi has been voted “Houston’s Top Doctors” by Houstonia magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. She has also been selected as “Top 3 Pain Management Doctors” in Houston, Texas in 2018.  Her goals are to continue to optimize patient's function and decrease pain after any setback utilizing her advanced training and diagnostic skills. She loves educating and collaborating with colleagues to enhance patient outcomes and is working on numerous research projects.  Serving as a consultant for various companies, she also educates fellows and other physicians around the country on interventional pain procedures.  She most recently served as President of the Harris County Medical Society Southwest Branch in 2020 and currently holds a board seat with The Society of Women Innovators in Pain Management.

In her free time, Dr. Manzi enjoys exercising, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, reading and traveling around the world visiting friends and family.  Her and her partner, Glen Fichardt, are the proud parents of two beautiful children. 


Articles Reviewed by Suzanne Manzi, MD

How to Train for a Race or Triathlon with Back Pain

Find out how to avoid back pain and even when to call it quits when you’re training for a race or triathlon.

Tips for Camping When You Have Back Pain

If you love to camp but have back pain, a camping trip might inspire equal parts excitement and dread. But following our expert’s tips will get you back to nature in no time.

Fight Back Pain and Inflammation with Tea: 5 Tips

Steep your way to less back pain with this ancient, inflammation-busting drink loved the world over.

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