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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 4/27/2022, 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

189 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Both hands up for Dr. Woodson! On all of my visits, she's always very warm, professional yet friendly. She talks in a level and manner that I, as a patient, understand. And she's really exceptional with the service and care she's giving to her patients. She's genuinely interested In providing care for her patients. I have Dr Woodson to thank for the improvement in my hearing that I have now.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Excellent doctor. Truly cares about the patient

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

I tried to schedule an appointment in February but wasn't able to get in to see Dr. Woodson until April. Yes, she's that good! :-)

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Woodson is amazing, along with her staff. She is intelligent, personable, and caring in addition to being a great surgeon! I love her!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

I have had excellent care from Dr. Woodson. I am very happy with her treatment. It has helped me alot. She is very kind. I would recommend her for anyone. In fact I told my brother to call and make a appt. With her, but he has to wait until the end of September to see her. I am very pleased with Dr. Woodson.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I was very comfortable meeting and talking with Dr Woodson

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr woodson & staff went above and beyond staying late in the afternoon to perform a fat patch surgery to my right ear & deliver near normal hearing to me. They stayed to complete an audiology test as well to verify the hearing gain. I feel truly blessed to be In her professional hands.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

I just cannot say enough amazing things about Dr. Woodson. She takes the time to answer questions, make me feel completely comfortable with everything going on and takes the time to sit and explain things thoroughly. I would recommend her to anyone and love how she goes above and beyond to make her patients feel as ease.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Very impressed with how quickly the apt was scheduled. Loved dr Woodson.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Woodson was extremely patient and very attentive to my concerns regarding my diagnosis for surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Woodson's expertise and knowledge as a surgeon is impeccable and I am very satisfied having her as my care provider.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr Woodson is excellent. Just hard to see her

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

My experience with Dr. Woodson has always been on point

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Woodson was very thorough in her explanations. She took the time to listen to all my concerns and questions

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

I can't say enough good things about Dr Woodson. I told her at the onset of the examination that no one of quality like her had looked at my ears for two years.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Both Dr Woodson and her assistant were wonderful. I felt like she really listened to my concerns. She also explained my issue in detail much to my satisfaction. She was courteous, sincere, friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

I'm not one to comment on such things, but even though I travel from two states away, I'm glad I chose Dr. Woodson and her staff.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

I have already referred two of my friends to Dr. Woodson.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

The doctor, the student and nurse were all extremely knowledgeable. I am so appreciative of the care and concern they showed in evaluating my situation and informing me of the steps to follow. I would highly refer her and her staff to everyone I meet.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

My doctor explains things to me and I truly value her expertise and knowledge(along with her clinical skills). She's what makes the Cleveland Clinic the awesome place it is. I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr Woodson is very professional, polite and answers your questions to the best of her knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Woodson took the time to listen and is hands down the best doctor I've seen in the last year and a half. I believe she has gotten me on the path.

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!

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