Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Dr. Manzi played NCAA Division I Basketball for the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and then went on to receive her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2005.
She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine/ UT 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. After spending a year in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Manzi returned to Houston, where she joined Pain Management Center of Houston, in conjunction with starting the Outpatient Interventional Pain program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. She now currently serves as off-site faculty for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. In June of 2016, she opened Performance Pain and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Manzi is an active member of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) where she serves as an officer of the Southwest Branch. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), Texas Pain Society (TPS), and American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). In 2018, Performance Pain and Sports Medicine received laboratory accreditation from the AANEM with exemplary status, one of the highest regulatory standards for EMG/NCS studies.
Dr. Manzi has been voted “Houston’s Top Doctors” by Houstonia magazine for 2016, 2017 and 2018 and has also been named 2018 Top 3 Pain Management Doctors in Houston by ThreeBestRated.com. Her goals are to continue to build her private practice and incorporate it as a learning site for residents and fellows for continued education in Pain Management and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She enjoys teaching and serves as a consultant for various pain management procedures, lecturing and educating across the country. In her free time, Dr. Manzi enjoys exercising, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, reading and traveling around the world, visiting friends and family.