Her medical journey began with undergraduate studies at Ursuline College where she received a Bachelor of Science in premed Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and Math.
After graduating from podiatry school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Barko completed a three-year split program surgical residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. After her residency, Dr. Barko pursued a fellowship in wound care and infectious disease through University Hospitals.
Dr. Barko enjoys all aspects of podiatry, but wound care is by far her favorite and that is why she was motivated to go the extra step and get her wound care board certification. She loves that she has the opportunity to work together with her patients to create a comprehensive wound care treatment plan that is based on their lifestyle, activity level and goals.
She is always compassionate and thorough while explaining wound care procedures and at-home care directions because Dr. Barko knows that most of the healing happens at home. While over 70,000 diabetics this year will undergo amputation, she is committed to reducing that risk for patients under her care. If you’re a diabetic at risk for serious ulcers and wounds, she’d love to be a part of your care team.
Fellowship: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio:
July 2012 – June 2013
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio: July 2009 – June 2012
Professional: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio
Date of Graduation: May 2009
Undergraduate: Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Degree: Bachelor of Science, premed Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and Math
Date of Graduation: May 2005