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Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Ear Surgery
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Intratympanic Injection
  • Lateral Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurotology
  • Skull Base Surgery
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repairs
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Deafness
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Head and Neck Paragangliomas
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurotology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS)
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Erika Woodson, MD

Dr. Woodson is the Section Head of Neurotology/Otology/Lateral Skullbase Surgery. She is also Medical Director of the Hearing Implant Program. Dr. Woodson is co-appointed in the Head and Neck Institute and the Gamma Knife Center.

Dr. Woodson completed medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. She then completed Otolaryngology residency followed by Neurotology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics. Dr. Woodson is subspecialty board certified in Neurotology.

Dr. Woodson's clinical interests are functional and hearing preservation in cochlear implantation, and functional and hearing preservation in vestibular schwannoma management. She is a regional pioneer in endoscopic ear surgery. Dr. Woodson enjoys caring for patients of all ages to improve their hearing-related quality of life.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Iowa City, IA USA

Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA USA

Medical Education - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College
Richmond, VA USA

Undergraduate - Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA USA

Professional Highlights

  • STEMbassador on WKYC Fox 3 Cleveland OH 2019

    Chair, Women of Otolaryngology, 2018

    Member, Hearing and Balance Clinical Advisory Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2016-present

    Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2013-2018

    Castle-Connolly Top Doctor 2017, 2018, 2019; Exceptional Women In Medicine, 2019 


  • Otolaryngology - Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Interests

Acoustic neuroma, vestibular schwannoma, glomus tumors

Awards & Honors

  • Otology/Neurotology Impact Award, 2014

    Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2018

    Committee of Excellence, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2018, 2019 


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    American Academy Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

    American College of Surgeons

    American Neurotology Society

    North American Skull Base Society

    Northeastern Ohio Otolaryngology Society

    Otosclerosis Study Group

    Society of University Otolaryngologists

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/18/2021, Dr. Woodson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

193 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Woodsen was very attentive with everything as she always is. She spent a good amount of time with me and thoroughly discussed all aspects of my condition and treatment going forward

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I love Dr. Woodson! She is a fabulous doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I usually don't call CCF for anything. I prefer using MyChart. On the few occasions when I've needed to hear back from Dr. Woodson's office, they've always been prompt, courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Woodson is outstanding. My condition is complicated yet she is doing all she can to see I get any and all care need. She is thorough and professional. I believe she respects me as much as I respect and trust her, which is extremely important.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Satisfied with Dr. Woodson's evaluation and recommendation. The only doctor that gave me the diagnosis and treatment that made sense.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Basically it is just hard to get an appointment since Dr. Woodson's schedule is so full. No problems other than that.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Woodson gave me a very thorough exam and helped me get a hearing test that same day. She is very helpful and kind!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Woodson was very thorough and concerned. We were very appreciative that she took the time to understand and offer suggestions which were very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Woodson has always been great with every visit!

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

All the doctors and residents that came to see me were very polite and nice.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Woodson is thoughtful in her responses and focuses all her attention on the patient. She took time to be sure all bases were covered.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr Woodson is a consummate professional. She is knowledgeable, caring, courteous and competent. I felt comfortable with her from my very first visit.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

dr Woodson is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Woodson was very knowledgeable, intelligent and intent on addressing my issues and concerns. She recommended several approaches to address my concerns, and a viable plan of attack. I was very impressed by her care.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

appreciate Dr. Woodson making sure my daughter and I could see her together.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

the most explanatory doctor I've ever seen and with a wonderful bed side manner that makes you feel listened to and cared for. definitely adds high value to clinic

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Woodson was incredibly thorough and explained my imaging studies and situation in detail. She answered all my questions. I am thankful she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Always excellent experience with Dr. Woodson. She explains every detail of your testing and her assessment as the tests relate to my ear condition. She knows how to deal and relate to me individually as a patient. I am reassured of all that she tells me as I find her to know her area of medicine inside and out. Can't give enough positive descriptions as to her professionalism and medical knowledge. She is great!!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

my office visit with Dr. Woodson was very good, informative and very helpful with my complaint. I'm very pleased with her and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Woodson is very good

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

she was well worth the wait and I will refer her to anyone that needs a dr in her specialty clinic

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Woodson is outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I'm a rather new patient to the clinic, and so far, I am pleased with the care I've gotten from Dr. Woodson and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

dr Woodson was very patient considering my audio wouldn't work.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

*Dr. Woodson was very thorough - explained everything I needed to know about the surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr Woodson is an excellent listener, a rare quality in a physician. She has excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Excellent experience. I highly recommend Dr. Woodson.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

VERY HELPFUL. My son is very anxious about his ear disease and Dr woodsons team helped us tremendously. love them

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr Woodson is the BEST! I cave the utmost confidence in her.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I had to wait for approval because the particular referral we had wasn't listed as one of Dr. Woodson's primary areas of practice, even though it is one of her primary areas.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

We were thrilled to meet Dr. Woodson. She was an answer to prayer for us.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I had some issues after my surgery and called Dr. Woodson's office. In a short time, she returned the call herself, facetime, and was very attentive, patient and concerned. She told me to follow up with her office the next day.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Woodson was great!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. was very good.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

great doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

very happy with Dr. Woodson's care and treatment of my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

my only problem was waiting so long for an appt. once there, I received excellent care from the doctor and her staff.

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