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

M.D.

6/1/1996

Residency

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

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My background

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/21/2005

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

71 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

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Phieffer has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.