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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Lip Cancers
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Candidiasis, Oral
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Otolaryngology
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD

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

193 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

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

There is nobody better, she considers not only the health problem but how it impacts daily living and job and long term quality of life.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

Friendly and concerned.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Her positive attitude seems to help myself "stay calm" while she performs her treatment on my vocal chords. (Long needles & all!!!)

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

Dr. Matrka was one of the most caring doctors I have ever had. She explained what was going to happen step by step.

Reviewed on May 06, 2018

All of it is good

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Very kind

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2018

She is the best. very caring. good at listening, i appreciated the info she gave me t o take home. i appreciated her giving me healthy options for my problem. in other words gave me nutritional info and did not insist on a new drug

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

Dr. Matrka & staff were wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

I feel she gives me her full attention and doesn't make me feel she is rushing.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2018

My care adviser seems to know what she's doing & is very careful and cautious.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.