Dr. Brian Burtch is one of many Ashland alums who has successfully gone on to practice medicine. Brian graduated from Ashland University in 1998 with majors in biology and chemistry, and obtained his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio in 2002. He completed his internship/residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Medical Center, and from 2005-2007 completed fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Medical Center
Since 2007, Dr. Burtch has practiced as an Endocrinologist in the Cleveland area at Your Diabetes Endocrine Nutrition Group, Inc. He works with patients who have diabetes, thyroid disorders, and various other hormonal problems, and also conducts clinical research on new medications. He is active in the community and has developed and volunteers regularly at a free diabetes clinic held at the Lake County Free Clinic. Medical students and nurse practitioner students do rotations in his group’s office, and Brian is active speaking in the community about different topics in endocrinology.
Brian comments that "the friendly environment and personal touch that AU science professors gave me have helped me to excel in my medical career. I left AU with a real sense of accomplishment and respect for the science courses/professors that taught and mentored me."
For more information on Ashland’s pre-professional programs in the sciences, check out our website and video at http://www.ashland.edu/preprofessional/sciences. If you have questions about our programs, please contact Dr. Mason Posner, Chair of Biology/Toxicology, or Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, Chair of Chemistry/Geology/Physics.