Laura Phieffer

Laura Phieffer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 69 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 28 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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


in Outpatient Care East
543 Taylor Ave.
1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43203

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
7/1/1996 - 6/30/2002


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
8/1/2002 - 8/30/2003

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



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.

69 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2024

    Always took a personal interest in my health and my recovery. Always interested in what I had to say pertaining to my health. Always encouraging, always quick with good information and answers when I had questions. On top of being a fantastic surgeon, she was a fantastic person, and really brought the personal side of healthcare to my treatment.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024


  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

    Tied for best ever. Thought of everything.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

    She explained what is occurring in a way that was respectful and reassuring. She educates when she explains, offering information that helped me understand my situation and options.

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2023

    I can't imagine a more skilled and compassionate physician/surgeon who inspired complete confidence. Dr. Pheiffer treated me with respect and kindness, and was proactive about all aspects of my care.

  • Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023

    Dr Phieffer was a perfect fit for my medical condition! I felt very well taken care of and listened to.

  • Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

    Dr. Phieffer is very helpful and thorough with exam and explanations. Always offers to answer questions. Always reminds me their staff is only a phone calls away if needed.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2023


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.

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