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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2013

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

261 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

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Dr. Laura sat down & described in detail aspects of this surgery, different outcomes concerning scope versus incision outside of throat.

Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

Only good things to say about this physician.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Matrka and staff are excellent!!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

good listener, referred me to family doc about possible pneumonia and she was right

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

too notch service

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

Talked to my children. Was interested in what they had to say and questions asked, even though it was at the end of a very busy day for Dr. Matrka.

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2018

She gave easy to understand explanations and explained all aspects of the procedure both positive and negative. Overall seemed very caring and had overall concern for my well being.

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2018

all good

Reviewed on Aug 01, 2018

Dr. Matrka is absolutely the BEST doctor I have ever had in my life (68 yrs.). She is always friendly, attentive, always asking if I understand her explanations & questions; response to telephone calls & requests for documents to be signed in a timely manner - i.e., USUALLY THE SAME DAY!!! Dr. Matrka has a wonderful sense of humor and terrific bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Nothing bad to say at all.

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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.