Dr. Amy Barko

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!

Podiatric Surgeon

Dr. Barko has always enjoyed performing surgery for patients that need specialized care. Her care philosophy is to exhaust conservative care first. seeing her patients progress through post-op surgical appointments is very rewarding. She loves nothing more than to get patients back to their activities and daily routine.

She is on staff at Lexington Surgery Center, St. Joe East and Baptist Health.

Diabetic Wound Care 

I enjoy ALL aspects of podiatry, but wound care is by far my favorite and that is why I was motivated to go the extra step and get my 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.

Education

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

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.

Professional Accrediation
  • 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.

They just moved to the Hamburg area from Corbin with their 2 children and 6 pets.

Her daughter Mariah will be attending the University of Eastern Kentucky this fall and Mom couldn’t be prouder. Her son, Spencer, plays baseball. Dr. Barko enjoys watching movies with her children, especially Marvel movies.

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.

Dr-Barko

TRIVIA

  • 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!
  • I have a large tattoo and plan on getting another!
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