About Me

My focus is in ear, nose and throat surgery. I specialize in voice and airway disorders. I completed additional training in the field of laryngology, giving me expertise in treating voice and airway problems. I treat patients who speak or sing professionally, as well as those with narrowing of the airway.

I am passionate about helping people live as full a life as possible. Part of this passion comes from recognizing the fundamental role that the voice and airway play in our lives.

Part of my role as a physician is to teach patients as much as I can. I give them the information they need to feel good about making their own decisions about their health care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts works one-on-one with our patients to create a targeted treatment plan specific to their disease.

I love working at Ohio State because it's an environment of constant improvement. Everyone around me is always trying to make things better for our patients. It inspires me to work harder for my patients every day.

In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, Ohio State football games, reading, traveling and time with family. People are sometimes surprised to learn that I used to be a piano teacher and a Spanish teacher.
Highlights
  • Member, the American Laryngological Association and the Triological Society
  • Author of several book chapters on voice and airway problems
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2018
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Otolaryngology
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History


University Hospital
3/9/2012

MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
6/10/2006


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2007


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2011

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2013

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

471 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    she is very personable, she listens to me and she always follows up with what she says she will do

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

    She was very professional and listened. I have expressive aphasia and speaking is hard for me but she was very patient

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    all good

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and personable. Made my test and review of test comfortable

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

    Pleasant and understood my needs

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    Dr. Matrka & the speech MD explained everything they were doing & the why - having a tube in your nose is not pleasant but was easy with them! I was anxious but they made me feel at ease. So grateful!

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    Excellent!

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

    Excellent doctor. My only comment (not a complaint however) is that she seems overbooked since there were long waits. She was very informed, patient, and professional. Two thumbs up.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

    Dr. Matrka and Jennifer Thompson are an excellent team with great bedside manner and invaluable advice.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.