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 - Otology/Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

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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As of 4/2/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

190 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Love Dr. Erika Woodson!!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I have the utmost respect for the Doctor , her expertise , knowledge and professionalism

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I just want to stress how much I love using MyChart. MyChart makes it easy to contact my doctor and also be able to see test results and my schedule.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Being a provider myself, Dr. Woodson inspired me to be a better MD myself. She was very thorough in all aspects of my encounter. I was very impressed & shall now strive to deliver the same care to my patients.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Woodson is a very good listener and also gave me plenty of her time for the visit.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Woodson is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and genuine caregivers I have ever been cared for by. She is thorough and kind and has a pleasant bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

excellent physician and staff

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Dr. Woodson is very caring and personable. She shows that she really cares and wants the best for her patients. We are thankful for the care she provided for our daughter!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

if I could give Dr Woodson a "10" it still wouldn't be enough. what a wonderful asset she is to the CC team

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I was originally scheduled with Dr. Haberkamp but received a call that they needed to switch me to Dr. Woodson. Everything went smoothly with the tele-session.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Everyone I spoke to at Dr. Woodson office was very helpful in helping me set up this appointment.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr Woodson is the third ENT I have spoke to this year regarding my ears. She was more engaged and concerned than any other provider I have met. Her video assessment was more thorough than the in person appointments I have had over the past year. She was genuinely engaged in helping me find a treatment plan and diagnosis. She came highly recommended to me and it is easy to see why!

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr Woodson takes time in explaining everything to me in layman's term. She speaks clearly and in a manner that is very understandable. And she listens and answers any questions related to the visit.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Excellent doctor. I am very fortunate to be in her care.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Woodsen is simply the best

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

I am very pleased with all the staff & especially Dr Woodson, she is a very kind & caring Dr who really takes the time to sit & discuss the situation with her patient

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

I am very pleased with my provider's experience, commitment, & knowledge

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

dr Woodson is an amazing doctor and truly an asset to the clinic. she has amazing bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. she always makes sure I am aware of what is going on and my treatment plans and options. I just can't say enough good about her.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr Woodson has always been great

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Woodsen and her assistants are always very good. They provide me with all the details that I need to know about my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

efficient office - excellent attention from all providers

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Excellent staff and an amazing Doctor!I feel very blessed to find such a gifted doctor to take care of my health. I often recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Woodson explained my surgery procedure, how I was to prepare, what to expect, where the operation would be and where to park. She was extremely caring; she makes you feel you are the most important person in the world and she is going to help you improve your life. She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Woodson is Great!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I am so glad I made the trip to see Dr Woodson. As doctors, we can see through the "fluff." And I know that I was genuinely respected as a person. And I greatly appreciated her thoroughness and her methodical approach to my secondary evaluations- no shot gun approach nor arm wrestling (which I have experienced elsewhere).

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Great effort taken to explain and answer questions in a clear way for the average person to understand, and in a manner that shows she cares. Dr. Woodson's knowledge is impressive, and I am left with the impression that if there is a solution to the issue that I have been having, my chances are maximized with her involvement.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Woodson is so great with my daughter,always works hard to make sure she is getting the best care

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Woodson is an amazing Dr. and surgeon. She is very knowledge, takes the time necesarry to answer questions and is super thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Woodson was amazing! very kind and knowledgeable. she was prepared for our appointment and I left with plan and confidence that someone is finally going to be able to help me after 2 years and multiple doctors and no answers. I had high expectations walking in to this appointment because ive wanted and needed answers for so long, and she exceeded every one of them. truely the best doctor ive ever meant.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Woodson is amazing! She explained everything to me and even joked with me..shes a valuable asset to your clinic. Finally! A doctor who treats me like a person, not just as part of her job.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr.very Attentive to my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Would have rated all very good, but my time is very valuable as well. I left work in the Youngstown area early so I wouldn't be late and got to the Dr"s. office about 20 minutes early so I would make sure I had everything taken care of before my 4:40 appt. I could have left work over an hour later, as I wasn't seen until 1:20 minutes after my scheduled appt. I understand backups happen, but not one person checked on me until I opened the waiting room door after being in there about 40 minutes. The nurse out front had no idea I was even in there. She did come back one other time and apologize. Doctor was great, as usual, once she came in, but my wait absurdly long and I lost a lot of productivity at work because of that. That was a both wrong and inconsiderate.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr explained current situation & future plans

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Woodson remains the single best medical provider that I've ever seen. She is genuinely concerned and takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Woodson & staff were very professional & attentive to my concerns associated with my concerns I am still in her care as further testing has been scheduled

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Erica Woodson is the best. Finally a doctor that listens!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr Woodson is a very caring & professional provider.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

I was very pleased with the concern which Dr Woodson showed and her compassion concerning the diagnosis. Her time she gave me to ask questions never making me feel rushed. Her examinations and questions she asked me were done with kindness.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Woodson is incredible and very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Woodson is the best!!

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