Laura Phieffer

Laura Phieffer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma

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.

Highlights

  • Best Doctors in America, annually since 2007
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Director since 2005
  • Medical Director of University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital operative rooms since 2011
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Michigan Medical School
6/1/1996

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/21/2005

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

81 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 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

(Dr. Phieffer) She was great!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2018

Fine job.

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

I thought everything went well.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

She listens & accessible! Her caring is obvious!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

Very good people skills definitely cares about patient.

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

She is awesome!!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2017

Dr. Phieffer is a complete professional. She is sincerely a caring, honest doctor. I'm glad to know her as a patient. Her empathy is real.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

I greatly appreciate Dr. Phieffer's positive, encouraging style. It's definitely the kind of "treatment" I need.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Phieffer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.