Born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, Cleveland’s east side, Dr. Amy Barko, CWSP knew she wanted to be a doctor since she could talk. Her grandmother stills laughs about it!
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.
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. Dr. Barko enjoys doing surgery and she is on staff at Lexington Surgery Center.
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
- Board Certified, Wound Care (2017)
- State of Kentucky Licensure (2013)
- DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Independence, Ohio OH (2009)
GET TO KNOW THE DOCTOR
Dr. Barko comes from a family of 5 siblings! Her mother is a photographer, her father, a semi-truck driver, and her brother is currently in med school!
She lives with her family in Corbin, but they are planning a move to the Hamburg area within the next year. That drive is brutal! They will be making this move with their 2 children and 6 pets. Her daughter Mariah, is a senior in high school who is very involved with gymnastics, cheerleading, marching band, and track. Mariah will be attending the University of Eastern Kentucky next fall and Mom couldn’t be prouder. Her son, Spencer, plays baseball. Dr. Barko enjoys watching movies with her children, especially Marvel movies.
Dr. Barko just finished Whole30 Challenge. She has been wanting to try it because she has celiac disease and is gluten free. Anyone else that has taken this on knows how hard it is, am I right? But the fact that her husband is a chef made things a just a liiiiiiiiiittle easier (she’s spoiled)!
When she’s not in the office, she enjoys playing with her pets. Dr. Barko and her family have a German shepherd and 5 cats. Taking her dog on walks, shopping at Target, attending concerts, and trying out new restaurants are a few of the things she likes to do in her free time.
- Favorite Food: Cereal
- Favorite Band: KillSwitch Engage
- Favorite quote: “Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland.
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World!
FUN FACT: I have a large tattoo and I plan on getting another.