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 3/3/2019, 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

136 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Love this doctor's personality, caring attitude & depth of knowledge he has relating to my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Not use to being in hospitals - but Dr Olbrych provided the greatest service, took time to listen to questions and answer concerns with more them required professional services. Thanks to all nurses and aides that assisted me during my stay. I would recommend to friends and relations.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

For several years I have been provided with perfect healthcare by Dr. Olbrych. His staff harmonizes and compliments his standards for professionalism and caring. When I leave this office from an appointment, concerns that I have regarding my health are alleviated. They are a great team to have in my corner!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is top notch. he always spends time with me. He answers questions & provides additional rationale with regard to questions, care, prescriptions and testing that is needed.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Olbrych is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

I love my doctors office and staff. they are thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I would rate this doctor as the best I have ever encountered! He is extremely knowledgeable. He treated me with respect. He spent a great deal of time assessing my medical condition, explaining thoroughly what steps are needed to determine its cause and the treatment options available. I feel like I am receiving the best care possible.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Olbrych and his staff create a relaxed atmosphere. I always feel at ease during my appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I like doctor olbryct he and the staff makes you feel comfortable with the health issue that I have

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