Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 300 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 126 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
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2020-2021
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.

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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

More About My Work

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.

300 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
    4.8 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 Jul 13, 2022

    She's nice, explains things in an easy to understand manner.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

    Absolutely amazing, always shows concern, knowledge and respect. Great communication and always offers options concerning my care and makes sure I understand.

  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

    She's one of the best doctors I have seen

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

    Spent time on things I should do & provided papers on all suggestions.

  • Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

    I would rate Dr. Matrka a 10. She was just wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

    Wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

    I have been seeing Dr. Matrka about my chronic cough since 2015. My primary care - giver wanted Dr. Matrka to check for any changes in my larynx. As always she seemed to remember me & my issues. While she still didn't have any solutions, she alloyed my fears.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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