Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 289 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 129 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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, 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.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
MD
8/19/2002 - 6/10/2006

Internship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011

Fellowship

University Hospital, San Antonio, TX

7/1/2011 - 3/9/2012

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2013

Academic Information

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.

289 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    Listen, catches problems early, has various options of treatment... I feel like I have some backup plans in case one method doesn't work. After a year of no relief... she's been such a help and given me hope. I'll get my active lifestyle back.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2022

    I only had good experiences with her.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Very nice, helpful & thorough.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

    They treated me like a person who indeed needed help and understanding.

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

    Excellent care!

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

    She is an excellent dr. It was our 1st mtg. and she was so professional and yet friendly & caring -

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

    Talked about our mutual enjoyment of musical events . This was based on posters displayed in her office. She was very knowledgeable about my condition . She gave me options to consider , and shared her advice.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    Confident in dr.'s assessment and recommendations.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.