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Laura Phieffer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Orthopaedic Surgery Columbus, OH

Orthopedic Trauma

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations for the Department of Orthopaedics; Medical Director University Hospitals Perioperative Services; Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma

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  • Dr. Laura Phieffer is an orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, OH and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice 21 years. She specializes in orthopedic trauma and is experienced in complex nonunion and malunion care.

Education & Training

  • Hennepin Healthcare
    Hennepin HealthcareFellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma, 2002 - 2003
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Carolinas Medical CenterResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996 - 2002
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 1996
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganB.S., Integrated Premedical-Medical Program, 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2003 - 2024
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2002 - 2004
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2000 - 2001
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1997 - 2003
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Induction Alpha Omega Alpha AOA Medical Society, 2017
  • Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Shining Star Award The Ohio State University, 2016
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Training Advanced Practice Providers to Collect Functional Outcomes after Fragility Fractures  
    Wang TL, Ames TD, Khoi ML, Wee C, Phieffer LS , Quatman CE, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, 1/1/2015
  • Tibial osteochondroma inducing popliteal artery compression  
    Henry JC, Mouawad NJ, Phieffer LS, Go MR, J Vasc Surg, 1/1/2015
  • Does syndesmotic injury have a negative effect on functional outcome? A multicenter prospective evaluation  
    Litrenta J, Saper D, Tornetta P 3rd, Phieffer L, Jones C, Mullis B, Egol K, Collinge C, Leighton R, Ertl W, Ricci W, Teague D, Ertl JP, J Orthop Trauma, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Posterolateral antiglide versus lateral plating for SE pattern ankle fractures: A multicenter randomized control trial
    Tornetta P III, Phieffer L, Jones C, et al, OTA, 1/1/2011


  • Metabolic Bone Disease 
    Columbus, OH - 1/1/2015
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma 
    Columbus, OH - 1/1/2015
  • Pelvic Trauma and Orthopaedic Emergencies 
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  • Pediatric foot and ankle injuries 
    Phieffer LS, Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Orthopaedics: Broad Review Hyperguide 
    Hanley EH and Phieffer LS, Slack Incorporated
    Thorofare, NJ - 1/1/1998

Press Mentions

  • Responsible Return to Essential and Non-Essential Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Responsible Return to Essential and Non-Essential Surgery During the COVID-19 PandemicJune 9th, 2020
  • Columbus Monthly’s Top Doctors in Columbus and Central Ohio for 2020
    Columbus Monthly’s Top Doctors in Columbus and Central Ohio for 2020August 18th, 2020

Hospital Affiliations