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Laura Matrka, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Otolaryngology (ENT) Columbus, OH

Laryngology & Voice Disorders

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Matrka

Dr. Laura Matrka is an otolaryngologist in Columbus, OH and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and Nationwide Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been in practice 10 years. Dr. Matrka accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 84 doctors at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and one of 42 doctors at James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute who specialize in Otolaryngology (ENT). She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. She has more than 90 publications and over 300 citings.

Education & Training

  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalResidency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2006 - 2011
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    University of Cincinnati College of MedicineClass of 2006
  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth CollegeB.A., English, Concentrations: Spanish, Anthropology, Magna cum laude, 1996 - 2000
  • University of the West Indies
    University of the West IndiesNo Degree, Post-Colonial Literature, 1999
  • Universitat Central de Barcelona
    Universitat Central de BarcelonaNo Degree, Art, Architecture, Literature, and Language, 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2011 - 2012
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2006 - 2024
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top 10% in Patient Satisfaction Press Ganey, 2016, 2018
  • FAME Short Clinical Project Competition awardee 2016
  • Exceptional Physician Peer Award OSU Medical Center, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Current and Future Management of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis  
    Ivancic R, Pan Q, deSilva B, Matrka L, Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 1/1/2017
  • Nothing to sneeze at: etiologic analysis of laryngeal fracture following an episode of sneezing  
    Li M, Yiu Y, Matrka L, OTO Open, 1/1/2017
  • Anterior Glottic Stenosis In: Friedman, M and Damron E, eds  
    Matrka L, Simpson CB, Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1/1/2012

Books/Book Chapters

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  • Iron Pill Induced Chemical Laryngitis.
    Sethia R, Matrka L, Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/1/2018
  • Vocal Fold Botulinum Toxin Injection For Refractory Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder.
    Crenshaw D, Matrka L, Forrest LA, deSilva B, ABEA, COSM, 1/1/2018
  • The Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Evaluation of Laryngotracheal Stenosis.
    Mason E, McGhee S, Zao K, Chiang T, Matrka L, ABEA, COSM, 1/1/2018
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  • Bronchtabulous! Sharing the airway with SLPs. 
    Las Vegas, NV - 1/1/2018
  • In-office Laryngologic Procedures in Patients on Antithrombotic Therapy. 
    Scottsdale, AZ - 1/1/2018
  • Navigating between Scylla and Charibdis: Optimizing outcome in recalcitrant airway stenosis. 
    Rochester, MN - 1/1/2018
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
    Anthem KeyCare PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
    BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
    BCBS California PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    Blue Shield California HMO
    Blue Shield California PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    Coventry Virginia - HMO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Pacificare HMO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Please verify your coverage with the provider's office directly when scheduling an appointment