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

345 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

93 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

She is great and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

The scope was painless.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019

She is kind and gentle. She explains procedures in a way I can understand. She has a positive attitude.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Good explanations

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

very concerned explained very well and very caring

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Care provider was excellent - courteous; humorous; respectful she calmed my spirits and explained the images on the screen.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2019

Don't feel like they explained clearly what they felt the exact problem was and how or if it was related to my Sjogrens diagnosis. Nor was it clear to me how a session with the SLP is going to help me - I do plan to keep appointment with SLP so she can explain things to me.

Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019

It was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019

We could not be more satisfied with Dr. Matrka, her fellows and her staff.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Dr. Matrka is wonderful! She answers questions thoroughly & explains her thoughts in a way that is easy to understand. She projects a caring attitude which is hard to find in many physicians. I would & will recommend her to everyone.

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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.