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 - Otology/Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Acoustic neuroma, vestibular schwannoma, glomus tumors

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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* 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

195 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

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!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Woodson is great and very nice.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

thank you, Dr. Woodson. you were extremely nice and professional. you helped find my problem . and your staff and your resident were the same!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

excellent doctor. very professional

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Woodson is an amazing Dr,her care and concern goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Woodson , Got me my prescription for a cheaper drug when I could not afford the one she has w2anted me to have. She is a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

*Dr. Woodson takes the time to explain things & asks us if we have any questions.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

my wife and I were very impressed by dr Woodson. we wish more of our experiences with health care providers were as nice of an experience as we had while in the care of dr Woodson. she was caring, informative and out the patient first.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Woodson is an outstanding person and more importantly a kind, considerate and outstanding human being!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Woodson was worth the wait. We are very grateful we were able to meet with her.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Woodson & everyone that was associated with this visit was very professional & made me feel comfortable .

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

My time with Dr. Woodson has been a beautiful experience for me. She realizes I am very worried about the surgery she is going to perform June 17th and she is trying her best to console me. As the date is getting very close now, I am feeling a lot more at ease than I did originally. She has told me she has done this surgery for 12 years with good results on patients who have my same problem. I am much more at ease with her than I was in the beginning of this journey. I am going to have a cochlear inplant with complications in the way. But she feels it will be fine. I had a meningioma tumor removed in i979. That tumor is what has caused my hearing loss. It now is growing little tumors thruout my head. There is even one setting on my left ear that is a little bigger than the rest of them. So only one ear can be done. A hearing aid will be put in the other ear. Hopefully it will work out fine for her, God willing.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Woodson thoroughly described the current condition of my ears and hearing and the options going forward. She included me in the decision process of treatment.

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!

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