Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Airway and Lung Conditions
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Critical Care Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Carcinoid Tumors of the Lungs
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Lung Disease
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Nodules
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness Of Breath
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - State University of New York at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals
Pulmonary Disease
Buffalo, NY USA

Residency - Akron City Hospital
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Internship - Akron City Hospital
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Bronchiectasis, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Cough, Shortness of Breath, Solitary Pulmonary Nodule, Pleural Effusion, Lung Mass

Awards & Honors

  • Doctor of Distinction, Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, June, 2015
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2010
  • Top Docs, Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2001, 2005
  • Elite Patient Service Award, Summa Health System, 2005, 2006
  • Best in Specialty Award, Summa Health System, 2005
  • Subspecialist Teacher of the Year, Summa Health System, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year, Akron City Hospital, 1988
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/10/2020, Dr. Olbrych 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

107 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

one of the best doctors I have seen

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Olnrycht is a very compassionate and thorough physician who truly cares about his patient. Thankful there is still someone like him in the field.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Olbrych is one of the finest doctors I have ever encountered. He is extremely knowledgable but also has a wonderful rapport with his patients - it's very rare to find this combination in a physician.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

best Dr I've ever seen. very caring and thorough

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The doctor showed care and concern. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is very good at listening and telling you what's going on - I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

To me, Dr. O'Brycht is one ladder rung under God.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is one of the most caring Dr's I have been to in a long while.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Made appointment, six weeks out. I was called a few days before appointment and was told it was canceled. I was told to reschedule. I called and was told the next appointment would be in six weeks. Twelve weeks to finally see the doctor is not acceptable.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Of all the physicians I see, Dr Olbrych is by far the most knowledgeable, caring & personable one by far!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is a breath of fresh air. Always makes appointments satisfying

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is one of the finest physicians that I have encountered!!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I like going to doctor olbrycht he really explains what's going on. He wants to make sure you understand and always has a positive attitude.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr Olbryt is wonderful. He listens to my concerns and deals with them all. He is very compassionate, and responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I have on several occasions recommended Dr Olbryct.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Such a wonderful Doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

thorough and excellent explanation given by physician. instilled great confidence and attentive to concerns

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Olbrych for around 30 years. He is one of the best.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I wish the Doctor would answer the my chart email I sent him. There were two test results that alarmed me because I do not understand their meaning or importance. I emailed the doctor on Monday. it is Friday and I still have not had a response. I am also concerned about side effects from Brvo

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Olbrych was thorough and took time to get to know me and my medical issues.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I live 40 miles away. it is worth the drive to see a highly qualified physician

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Olbrych was excellent. Superb clinician and a genuine person.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. O has always shown concern for my breathing problems since he started seeing me. He has a great sense of humor and he smells fabulous!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. O is a great doc - he's very informative and spends all the time necessary with you

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

The Dr. was running about an hour late, but no one told me anything until the Dr. came in the room. He was very sorry about the delay.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

One of the BEST physician encounters EVER! High marks for RN and receptionist as well.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

he is a great doctor. He is very thorough helps you understand everything and takes the time to go through everything that is going on with you and go over any results and does not rush he is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

very good Dr informative

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

This was the first time I visited this Doctor. I was extremely pleased with his thorough review of my condition, and his approach for explaining things to me in a way that I understood. Definitely better than the options above for "Very Good". If there was a response for "Exceptional", I would have selected it.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Olbrych took me step by step, layer by layer, through my test results. he listened to a medication concern I had and made a note in my file that took into consideration my best interests for future care. To me, that level of attention is priceless. Making me laugh in the process was an added benefit. The Cleveland Clinic is blessed to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Olbrych was very knowledgeable and explained everything. Extremely nice!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Problem with the length of time it takes to get an appointment with provider

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

The provider is very thorough, compassionate and spends the necessary amount of time during the appointment needed to answer all questions and formulate a plan that is best for me and my care.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Provider is very accommodating

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