Laura Matrka, MD
Appointments: (614) 366-3687
About MeMy 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
Specialties and Conditions I Treat
- Voice Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Laryngeal Diseases
- Tracheal Diseases
- Airway Obstruction
- Candidiasis, Oral
- Granuloma, Laryngeal
- Laryngeal Cancers
- Lingual Goiter
- Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer
- Pharyngeal Diseases
- Pharyngeal Cancers
- Tracheal Tumors
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
Locations Where I Practice
Eye and Ear Institute
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011
7/1/2011 - 3/9/2012
More About My Work
American Board of Otolaryngology
151 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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
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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.