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Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Amherst Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Amherst Family Health Center
Primary Location

Amherst Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology and CT Surgery
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Indiana University - Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Indianapolis, IN USA

Residency - Wright Patterson AFB/Wright State University/Miami Valley
Dayton, OH USA

Internship - Wright Patterson AFB/Wright State University/Miami Valley
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Gary Butchko, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/3/2023, Dr. Butchko has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

60 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

I cannot say enough about Dr. Butchko; he was WONDERFUL. He listened without judgement to my no-medical-background explanation of what is going on with my daughter and validated our concerns. (I cried a little.) He explained POTS in detail but in a way that made perfect sense to us. We are hopeful and feel relief knowing she is in good hands. There is something to said for being heard and validated. We appreciate him so much.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Butchko very knowledgeable about POTS and very kind towards daughter explaining her symptoms & giving a plan.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Butchko was amazing. He listened to our concerns, he seems extremely knowledgeable on her condition and explained it to us, he gave us a whole new plan to manage symptoms, he made sure he answered all of our questions. He didn't make us feel rushed - he took his time to make sure we understood everything. He seemed very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Always takes time to discuss concerns with my son. Which is important because he's the one having the symptoms. He knows his body. Then we discuss treatment options together.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Amazing Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

The doctor was great

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Buchko is one of the kindest doctors I have ever met. He engaged with my son and talked to him like a person. It's very hard to find that now a days. Very knowledgeable and always makes me feel like he has my child's interest at heart. It makes me feel very confident in his care.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

We have a great deal of respect for Dr Butchko. He always takes his time with and makes sure we understand everything he is saying.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

We love Dr. Butchko, he is very calm and so is his staff. It helps our child mirror that same composure during the visit. He makes sure we are well informed and got good understanding of the situation. Very reasonable and pragmatic in his approach. I didn't think it is easy for a toddler to do EKG and other tests but this team makes it easy for him. No crying, no fuss.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Butschko is an excellent doctor who takes time with his patients and parents. He truly listens and puts everyone at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Very caring and nice physician !

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

We have literally been all over the US. Including Boston Children's. Dr. Butchko was the first - in 14 years - to mention POTS. Please do not lose him. He is the most down to earth clinician we will know.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr was amazing very pleased

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