Title: Assistant Professor
Laura Matrka, MD is from the small town of Wilmington, OH and came back to Ohio after several years away for college and work abroad to complete her medical training and residency in Ohio. She is thrilled to have established her practice back home at Ohio State.
She was accepted into Dartmouth College where she obtained a BA in English with Magna cum Laude honors. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she was nominated for the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during her third year. She completed her Otolaryngology training here at The Ohio State University. She completed her fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in Voice and Airway Disorders with Dr. Blake Simpson, a prominent and widely published academic laryngologist.
Her clinical interests include voice and airway disorders, and she is currently involved in clinical research on vocal cord nodules, vocal cord granulomas (injury related to acid reflux or having a breathing tube placed), airway stenosis (narrowing of windpipe after intubation, tracheostomy placement, or of unknown cause) and airway changes in smokers with sleep apnea.
Dr. Matrka sees patients with voice, swallowing, and airway complaints at the Eye and Ear Institute on Olentangy River Road and at the JamesCare Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at the Martha Morehouse Medical Center on Kenny Rd. She also sees patients with general ear, nose and throat complaints at Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, OH. Dr. Matrka has clinical privileges at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and its affiliated centers, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, and Fayette County Memorial Hospital.