Jagiellonian University Medical College
Residency - Internal Medicine
St. Luke's Hospital
Fellowship - Rheumatology
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York
Q. Where are you originally from?
A. I was born in Zakopane, a small mountain resort in the south of Poland.
Q. Why did you choose medicine?
A. Ever since I was young, I've always had a passion for science. Biology and chemistry were my favorite subjects growing up. I also like the human aspect of science and the positive impact that it can have on my patients' lives.
Q. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A. When I'm not practicing medicine, I enjoy staying active. I like to bike, hike and ski. I also love to spend time with my family and travel.
Q. How do you feel about providing quality patient care?
A. Treatment of rheumatic diseases have improved significantly since I became a rheumatologist 25 years ago. I can offer my patients medications that can put their disease in complete remission and let them live a more active life. I also like to educate my patients about their disease and decide together what the best course of treatment is.
Q. Why are you glad to be a part of the OAA team?
A. Providing excellent care for my patients often requires a collaborative effort of many physicians. I am excited for my patients to benefit from the expertise of a team of physcians and surgeons that value quality care and know the importance of working together.
Marzena L. Bieniek, MD, joined OAA's practice in 2019 after many years of running her own successful rheumatology practice in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.
She was fascinated with science from a young age and knew that practicing medicine would be a natural fit for her. In 1984, she went on to receive her Medical Doctor Diploma from Jagiellonian University Medical College, the oldest medical school in Poland. She remained in Poland for several years where she received and completed an internship in her hometown of Zakopane, Poland.
In June of 1989, Dr. Bieniek came to the United States where she completed residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's in Bethlehem. She quickly followed this up with a fellowship in rheumatology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York, which she completed in 1994.
Following the completion of her fellowship, she began working at East Penn Rheumatology, until she decided to begin her own rheumatology practice in 2004. During the 15 years of owning her own medical practice, she has provided her patients with excellent medical care and looks forward to expanding this care at OAA.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Bieniek enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking and biking, and spending time with her family.