Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

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 and 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

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

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

Residency

Otolaryngology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011

Fellowship

Otolaryngology
University Hospital
7/1/2011 - 3/9/2012

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2013

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

364 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

113 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Matrka is amazing. Always listens and does all possible to be helpful and takes great care of me. Always brag about Dr. Matrka.

Reviewed on May 09, 2019

Ms. Matrka is wonderful and good at what she does great job!

Reviewed on May 01, 2019

Excellent, very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Matrka is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Matrka always shows the utmost care & concern. I traveled from Florida for my yearly check up & will continue to do so in order to see her!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Has helped me more than any other doctor with my condition and I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I found the dr. to be very caring and attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 03, 2019

She's perfect I am lucky to have her for a physician.

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

Dr. Matrka was very attentive, listening to all my concerns and followed up to questions promptly after the visit.

Reviewed on Apr 01, 2019

She was great.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.