Laura Phieffer

Laura Phieffer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 52 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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,” 2016-2022
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
7/1/1993 - 6/1/1996


Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt), Charlotte, NC

7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997


Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt), Charlotte, NC

7/1/1997 - 6/30/1998


Carolinas Medical Center (Morrison Mgmt), Charlotte, NC

7/1/1998 - 6/30/2002

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department



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.

52 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

    Dr. Phieffer took me on for surgery of my r. leg. Having 3 breaks she fixed the problem, which was a real trip. I appreciate her professional care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

    Dr. Phieffer was so caring - listened to all my concerns was encouraging that the healing would progress as expected.

  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

    She really cares for me as a person. She was the surgeon who replaced my hip under a trauma event. She took great car in informing my family of my condition. I would not go to any other doctor for this care as I respect her and put all my trust in her.

  • Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

    It was my good fortune to have Dr. Phieffer as a provider. Besides being a superb surgeon she is a warm and caring person. She always spends time to listen and is through in her review and explanations.

  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

    Adjusted schedule to see me and raised critical concerns regarding my situation so we could address. Great bedside & caring manner.

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2022

    She is awesome and made me feel confident and well cared for. Excellent bedside manner and great at answering questions!

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

    Experiences have always been consistent & positive. Takes her time & does not rush to end the appointment. She answers questions in an understandable way.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

    Patient - Listened carefully, explained everything very clearly and answered all of my many questions.

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. Phieffer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.