Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

  • Otolaryngology

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.


  • Member, American Laryngological Association
  • 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

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Candidiasis, Oral
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Granuloma, Laryngeal
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Laryngismus
  • Laryngocele
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lingual Goiter
  • Mucositis
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngeal Cancers
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati


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


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

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

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151 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 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

She was very thorough and easy to talk to. She LISTENED and really seemed interested in what I was telling her.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Understood problems and then gave me answers.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Very knowledgeable & courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

Excellent.Personable.Thorough. Caring. Knowledgeable. Professional.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

She was very helpful and answered the many questions I had.

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

Dr. Matrka was excellent, very helpful and sincere.

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

All good had a little extra wait for appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Im putting my health into her hands and I'm sure she will do what's ever best for me!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017


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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Matrka has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.