Laura Phieffer

Laura Phieffer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics

4.9 out of 5
  • 49 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 21 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,” 2016–2019
  • 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
  • Joint Deformities, Acquired
  • Fractures, Malunited
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Pelvic Bones
  • 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.

49 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 Mar 21, 2022

    Excellent service

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    She is great, very kind & knowledgeable & concerned.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2022

    Concerned about injury and steps to take for removal of hardware and a permanent solution to solve leg injury.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2021

    Dr. Pheiffer was fantastic! Amazing bedside manner and very honest but yet empathetic.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2021

    Both her and her resident were helpful and friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2021

    Dr. Phieffer took her time to answer all questions and show X-rays of the healing process. She made me feel comfortable and positive about my post-surgical progress. Overall she is A+ in every category.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    Dr. L. Phieffer is the best!

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2021

    I can't say enough about Dr. Laura S. Phieffer. She is the best. I had to travel 2 hours to see her and every visit she made me feel great and always made me feel confident on my recovery, and always gave me hope so I wouldn't give up.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Phieffer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.