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.
- 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
Additional Languages I Speak
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Voice Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Laryngeal Diseases
- Tracheal Diseases
- Airway Obstruction
- Laryngeal Cancers
- Tracheal Stenosis
Locations Where I Practice
2050 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
4th Floor Suite 4000 Columbus, OH 43212
Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
8/19/2002 - 6/10/2006
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011
University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
7/1/2011 - 3/9/2012
American Board of Otolaryngology
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.
320 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.9 out of 5
Explains Things Carefully
4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5
Gives Understandable Instructions
4.8 out of 5
Knows My Medical History
4.7 out of 5
4.9 out of 5
Time Spent Together
4.9 out of 5
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.
Very concerned. Knowledgeable and friendly.
Very professional - very satisfactory appt.
Dr. Matrka is excellent dr. Would definitely refer her.
Dr. Matrka is amazing. She spent more than the allotted appt. time listening to me & going over flexible scope findings and strategies to address my problem. Exceedingly empathetic. Her speech pathologist was also top-notch. Can't say enough good things about this visit.
My provider is always very profesional and explains everything to me
Laura and Jen amazing
Dr. Matrka and Jennifer are easy to work with, knowledgeable and answers all of my questions.
Concerns were glossed over by provider. AVS was printed and brought into the room before I had much discussion regarding my concerns with the provider. The provider disrespected the facility (hospital location) where I practice as a physician.
I had to wait longer than I expected. My medical professional had me involved by showing my film (replay) of swallowing and explaining what I was seeing.
Dr. Matrka took the extra time to perform a procedure that was not on the schedule. I really appreciated instead of making me reschedule! She is so caring!
She listen and took time for care.
I feel like I'll be in excellent hands under his care
From the very 1st visit I knew she understood my problem and took it seriously. Just fantastic.
No bad experiences!
Dr. Matrka was very kind, competent and professional she explained everything in detail.
All staff in attendance on the day of the laser procedure were very nice & made me feel relaxed with words of encouragement.
Dr. Matrka is one of the best doctors I know. Knowledgeable, caring, good listener, professional. I totally trust her to make best treatment options. She is a doctor who listens - & who you can talk to.
She was very concerned about my condition - what ever it is! I felt happy leaving her office. It was a wonderful experience. I feel I'm in good hands and look forward to working with her to get answers about my medical problem.
I felt very confident that Dr. Matrka will be able t successfully treat my condition.
I think she walks on water!! She is a wonderful doctor - I have received excellent care from her.
My care provider was knowledgeable and personable.
Dr. Matrka is the best dr. I've ever seen. Very thorough with my care and I feel like she studies my issues and gives me suggestions on how to better my health and care for my stenosis.
Wanted to look at my vocal cords and set up next appointment.
Very good - seemed knowledgeable & competent.
She is a wonderful doctor and really listens to you. She does tests in her office and explains the results.
I am so happy to have such a caring and wonderful doctor. She really listened when I told her about my problem.
Very quick but explained everything completely.
She is doing everything to solve my health issue.
She's nice, explains things in an easy to understand manner.
Absolutely amazing, always shows concern, knowledge and respect. Great communication and always offers options concerning my care and makes sure I understand.
She's one of the best doctors I have seen
Spent time on things I should do & provided papers on all suggestions.
I would rate Dr. Matrka a 10. She was just wonderful.
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.
She is very easy to talk to down to earth.
Received much helpful print material, too.
I think my doctor is the best
Listened intensely and responded compassionately
Mom has dementia - all staff involved were very patient & considerate of her questions/condition.
Knowledgeable and self assurance
Very informative about my options to address my health concern.
She explained the procedure before and after it was done.
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.
I only had good experiences with her.
Very nice, helpful & thorough.
They treated me like a person who indeed needed help and understanding.
She is an excellent dr. It was our 1st mtg. and she was so professional and yet friendly & caring -
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.
Confident in dr.'s assessment and recommendations.
Dr. Matrka is great. She knows I am afraid of needles & is gentle & talks me through what she is doing -
Dr. Matrka is an excellent doctor and I trust her completely.
She was great - no issues.
My provider understands my concerns and always wanting to see how my vocal chord turned out and everything. She is very interested in helping me.
Dr. Matkra and her staff is so friendly and always so gentle!
Very attentive & helpful. Referred me to the proper specialist at OSU.
Clear, concise medical advice and attention delivered with compassion. Professional and efficient.
Good, all is good.
I had a good experience and have no complaints.
She was pleasant and listened to my symptoms. She had read the information that was sent to her regarding my problem. She was very approachable and described the situation.
Doctor was very nice and answer all my questions.
Dr. Matrka took immediate action to get me a hearing test to try to find why I have ringing in my ears.
She was excellent as always ,listened ,gave her professional advice and took time to answer my concerns
The care provider is very good. I truly appreciate that she can take care of my problem.
Dr. Matrka is the kindest & most personable physician I've ever encountered.
She is terrific.
Good: Dr. Matrka paid attention to what I was saying & seemed earnestly engaged with our conversation. Having a physician with a background in the Humanities was an interesting & welcoming experience.
Was very kind and attentive with me, thank you very much.
Very professional and compassionate
All staff showed kindness, respect and appreciated the difficulty I experience.
Dr. Matrka is amazing words can't say.
Dr. Matrka is always so thorough and kind! She always makes sure I am comfortable during my appointments.
My team of doctors were very professional - went away very impressed - highly recommend.
Dr. Matrka is an amazing doctor & has always provided excellent care over the years. She makes sure you understand the plan of care & this time my surgical option.
An excellent doctor who I trust with taking my healthcare needs
Dr. Matrka simply could not have been any better!
She listened to my concerns and adjusted the procedure accordingly to make me feel at ease.
The care provide she was amazing. She was really concern and very nice about every thing.
Excellent care, listening and considering possible causes for my problem
Dr. Matrka is wonderful, very caring, really makes you feel like she is with you in figuring things out. Absolutely love her. Very responsive on MyChart too!
Friendly, specific, tested one thing and looked at my throat. I thought I was there for tests not test.
I think Dr. Matrka is the best. I won't go to anyone else for my ear care.
The doctor was very nice and explained my condition to me in a thorough manner along with the treatment currently available to treat it.
Dr. Matrka is awesome. I feel she really cares & understands my care. I feel confident I will be ok.
As always, Dr. Matrka is an EXCELLENT doctor who knows what she is doing.
It was all good.
I would have liked a better explanation about the medicine that the doctor told me to order from Amazon.
Pleasant and explained situation well.
my doctor went through all my health concerns, she as always addressed all my concerns and questions and go in a great detail about tests and results and explain in detail different options of treatment
Very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.
Care provider answered all my questions and gave me good advice about my conditions everything very well explained.
Everyone was very nice.
took very good care rrf my problem and where to go from here.
All was great.
Excellent bedside manner!
Excellent. Very high level of professionalism. Felt I was finally going to get the care I needed.
Dr. Matrka is so caring. She takes her time to listen to me. She goes out of her way to make sure to provide care with her and other providers on the same days to avoid extra travel for me since I live 2 hours away.
Dr Matrka was very attentive and did her best for the specific disorder I have.
Doctor and team listened well, answered my questions and did not pressure me to make a quick decision. Very responsive when I called the next week and asked to go forward with the recommended procedure.
We had a very good discussion about my health issue and what could be done to help improve my condition.
Provider was very easy to talk to, and she was very thorough with the exam, and explained things very well.
I felt she understood my particular concern.
Very impressed w/dr.
Dr. Matyrka is very well-informed, patient with my questions, and the best person for the specific issue I've had to deal with.
Dr. Matrika was VERY personable. I REALLY like her.
She was very helpful & polite.