Minka Schofield

Minka Schofield, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 176 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 56 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Providing excellent, evidence-based, personalized care to my patients is my primary objective as an otolaryngologist. This level of care requires involving my patients in management plans and often collaborating with other staff and colleagues at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Ohio State's leaders are on the cutting edge of medicine and medical education. It's a joy to work with other specialists to care for patients, but I also enjoy every opportunity to teach residents and students. One of my main motivations to practice academic medicine is to influence and shape future doctors, which has led to many roles within the College of Medicine.

My own practice has been shaped by providing services to patients that otherwise may not be available such as sublingual immunotherapy and minimal invasive salivary gland procedures using sialoendoscopy. I understand the challenges that patients face and make every effort, professionally and personally, to ease their concerns and provide comprehensive care.

In my free time, I love to read, travel, watch movies, attend Ohio State football games and relax with my family.
  • Co-Chair, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Admissions Committee
  • Chief of Staff-Elect, University hospitals
  • General Otolaryngology National Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Program Advisory Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors and Top Black Doctors lists

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Otitis Externa
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Audiology
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Cough
  • Ear Diseases
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Jaw Abnormalities
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nose Diseases
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/25/1997 - 6/8/2001


Mount Carmel Medical Center of Columbus, Columbus, OH
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

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.

176 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 05, 2024

    Seems very knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2024

    Reviewed my issue, explained the procedure being done, what to expect, follow up. Listened to my concerns as I have adhesive allergy & problems with tapes. I feel comfortable with her. The manner she discusses things, invites questions, comments and participation by the patient is really excellent.

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2024

    She was very attentive and explained things very well

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024

    Excellent as always

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024


  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

    Knowledgeable and repectful

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

    Knowledgeable and efficient

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024


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 09/29/2023, Dr. Schofield has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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