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
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Intratympanic Injection
  • Lateral Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurotology
  • Skull Base Surgery
View all 9 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
View all 19 Specialties +


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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


  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology - Otology/Neurotology

Specialty Interests

Acoustic neuroma, vestibular schwannoma, glomus tumors

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 2/21/2019, 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

200 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr.Woodson was very nice and thoroughal, she has a plan of what to do and hopefully it will help me. I would highly recommend her, it just took over two months to see her, maybe the Clnic needs to obtain more doctors in this field!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

my doctor is great and thorough

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

my Doctor was excellent all around

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

I finally feel my issue will be resolved because Dr. Woodson was so good and stated one way or the other if she could not resolve it she would direct me to the right people to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I recommend my doctor to people often. I am very blessed to have her as my Doctor. Dr Woodson is a very gifted surgeon. She is extremely knowledgeable, realistic, has a sense of humor, and personally cares about the patient and their health issues. With vision, knowledge, people skills with a caring heart, listening skills, she is an perfectionist toward problem solving what is best for the patient. She is a ray of Sunshine to many patients and her staff.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I liked Dr. Woodson and Kevin very much. They seemed very interested in my case and focused on me. I was the last patient but did not feel like they were ready to leave. I still don't have an answer and I don't know what I'm facing but I feel like she is being thorough and that is important.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

everyone i have had contact with in scheduling and meeting with Dr. Woodson was very helpful --and Dr Woodson was pleasant and a very nice person to be dealing with

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr Woodson was fabulous--i have already recommended her to someone else who has cochlear implants

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr Woodson was respectful and not dismissive of my concerns/ issues.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Woodson explained my situation and possible treatment very well and directed me to the proper departments for continued care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

very good. Dr. Woodson is a wonderful, compassionate medical professional.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Erika seems to be pretty Good from what I've seen on my 1st visit but I also would expect Cleveland Clinic to have nothing but the best Doctors

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Woodson for over ten years and she has always provided me with excellent care as well as showing her concern for my health.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

In addition to being an excellant doctor/surgeon, Dr. Woodson is one of the most caring and patient person's I have ever met. She restored my hearing to a more than acceptable level and takes her time explaining various courses of treatment. She is what a physician should be. She made a great improvement to my quality of life.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I have already referred friends and family with hearing issues to Dr. Woodson.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr, Erika Woodson is an excellent ent. she adds always cares as n pushes what's best in the interest of a patient. excellent explaining things easier so you can understand. an exceptional dr and care giver

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr Woodson and her team are fabulous!! soo helpful and caring!! From 1-10 at least a 15!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Woodson was very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Woodson is a phenomenal doctor. She treats you as of you were part of her own family. She also never puts a time limit, or any kind of limit, on your visit. You are there until EVERY question/concern is addressed. Thank you for such exceptional care.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Woodson is an amazing physician. I learned so much about my hearing loss. Her ability to communicate and explain is truly a gift. Definitely worth the slight inconvenience of travel from Dayton.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

DR. Woodson is very professional, she explained things clearly to me, took the time I needed to answer my questions, and explained the choices I had to deal with my problem. I was very impressed with her and appreciate the time and effort she and others on the staff put into trying to figure out what my problem is.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

I never raised the question of why I had a three month wait for an appointment. In a way, I thought of this as an indication that Dr. Woolson was very often requested. It is not a problem for me.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Seemed like she knew the reason for our visit was not actually anything to be concerned about, but I felt sort of blown off. Like she immediately dismissed it as nothing (which it apparently is), but I didn't feel like she was taking it seriously or being particularly thorough. Definitely wouldn't have been comfortable leaving without talking to Dr. Woodson, too.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

See prior comment. Board indicated Dr. Woodson was running late. Not our typical experience with her at all.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

I consider this provider to be at the top of her profession in her field. I very much appreciate the opportunity to benefit from her skills. She is good!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I was a work-in patient and Dr. Woodson spent a full hour with me analyzing my problem, figuring out a treatment plan, and best of all, giving hope to me when I was very frightened and pessimistic about the future of my being able hear and to live without disability. My daughter and I were impressed with the doctor's thoroughness and her ability to see both my physical problem as well as the emotional distress it was causing me. And she addressed it by giving me hope and reassurance.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Woodson is an amazing doc. She listens to my many questions and answers thoroughly, never talks down. always makes sure I understand. doesn't sugar coat. Great bedside manner. A brilliant surgeon, my ear hero!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr Woodson was tremendous. Listened to all my issues and truly made me feel like she cared. Very intelligent, professional and courteous. The resident was very bright and professional

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr Erica Woodson totally exceeded my expectations with office appointments and my surgery. Her communication and the way she treated my wife and I was truly a delight.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Woodson was fantastic, I saw her to get a second opinion on treatment and she is very knowledgeable. Her explanation of my condition far exceeded other physicians. I appreciate the time she took with me. it was a very helpful visit. Getting in to see her took well over a month and multiple calls to the Clinic looking for cancellations. This is beyond Dr. Woodson's control.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Woodson is the most knowledgeable physician I have seen to date.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

very good experience dr Woodson is very nice and informative..

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

I sought Dr. Woodson for a second opinion visit and was glad I did. Her analysis and explanation of my problem was more plausible, complete and accurate than the six other health care physicians I had sought out earlier.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

I had to wait >15 min. past my appt. time, but then Dr. Woodson came in and patiently answered ALL of my questions. So I realized that when you have a doctor who takes time to answer all of your questions appts. will sometimes run behind. I appreciate that!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

The nurse did not delete the meds I said I was no longer taking. She exited my file and had to reopen it when I told her I was taking another medicine. She did not ask who my family doctor is despite me informing her that I'd moved since my last visit 5 years ago. my feeling was that she was impatient to move on.

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