Laura Phieffer

Laura Phieffer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

Every day as an orthopaedic and geriatric trauma surgeon, I meet patients who face great challenges. Whatever the cause of their injuries, recovering from a traumatic event is daunting. Our patients' lives are changed in an instant.

I apply my surgical expertise to each challenge, together with our dedicated patient care team. We partner with our patients to care for them both physically and emotionally throughout their healing process.

Many of my patients have multiple injuries and bone fractures. Even though their lives are forever changed in a split second, they find the courage to partner with me in their recovery. They not only persevere, but thrive, and I am inspired by their courage.

Working at Ohio State enables me to work with teams of experts to deliver the best care possible for our orthopaedic trauma patients.

After hours, I take time to relax with my family and enjoy the outdoors. I am also involved with Boxer Rescue. We currently have our third generation of rescue dogs.


  • Best Doctors in America, annually since 2007
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Director since 2005
  • Medical Director of University Hospital and Same Day Surgery
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Multiple Trauma
  • Fractures, Malunited
  • Hip Fractures
  • Joint Deformities, Acquired
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Fractures, Ununited
  • Pelvic Bones
  • Intra-Articular Fractures
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Fractures, Spontaneous

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


Orthopaedic Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt)
7/1/1997 - 6/30/1998


Orthopaedic Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt)
7/1/1998 - 6/30/2002

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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Very very good.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Phieffer was awesome. Her care was excellent. Took time for me. I know she is a very busy physician, but spending time with me was enjoyable and that I was her only appointment for the day. Took time with me, explained my treatment and my care like I was the only patient for the day.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Phieffer gave me options of what I wanted to do concerning taking a plate out of my leg. She took time to let me weigh the options. I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Phieffer is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

She is the best doctor over all that I have ever had. & I've had 7 spinal fusions & other surgeries & health issues over the years. Her work is perfect, she is informative, caring, & like I said the best doctor I have ever seen in my life. (From a former RN).

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Good experiences.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

Dr. Phieffer was one of the best physicians I've ever seen in 60 years!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Pheiffer is the best orthopedic/trauma surgeon I have ever met. I totally trust her to care for me.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018

Dr. Phieffer is an excellent physician and a very compassionate caring person. My experience with Dr. Phieffer was beyond my highest expectations. Excellent experience with her whole staff as well.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Phieffer explained everything in the way I could understand my main concern was: would my stage 4 cancer spread when she cut me open and she assured me that it would NOT spread.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Phieffer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.