Matthew Old

Matthew Old, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




I’m an associate professor and director of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of "Regional Top Doctors" from 2015-2019 and was also rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017.

I graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology and received my MD from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. After finishing residency at the University of Michigan, I completed a Cranial Base, Microvascular Reconstruction, and Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. I was proud to receive many notable academic achievement awards during my education, as well as being a member of Stanford’s NCAA and PAC-10 championship men’s swimming team.

I am currently an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, specifically the Head and Neck Education Committee, which ensures members receive the best and most current training in head and neck oncology. I am a member of the American Head and Neck Society with a role on the Microvascular Reconstructive Committee. In addition, I was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

My surgical and clinical expertise is in head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, skin defect reconstruction, skull base surgery, robotic surgery, paragangliomas and carotid body tumors, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. I have authored seven chapters on head and neck oncology and reconstruction and has more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.

My current research is focused on oncolytic viral therapy, HPV and head and neck cancer, and novel therapeutics for head and neck cancer. I’m working on multiple clinical trials with oncolytic viruses for head and neck cancer and metastatic disease.

I believe strongly in the mission of the OSUCCC – James to create a cancer-free world using cutting-edge research and individualized treatment for our patients. I’m humbled and inspired to be part of such a noble cause.

Education and Background


University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX


University of Michigan Hospitals

Ann Arbor, MI


Head & Neck Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Department

Department of Otolaryngology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Old has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

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

Overall Ratings (out of 197 reviews)
4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (14 total comments)

Reviewed: 11/5/2019

Matthew Old knows his stuff well. My scar you can't even see it that's how good he is (keep that man).

Reviewed: 10/23/2019

Dr. Old is very knowledgeable and caring, he answered all our questions honestly.

Reviewed: 10/18/2019

Dr Matt Old is excellent

Reviewed: 9/17/2019

Very pleased with how patient and thorough doctor is one explaining my condition and answering my questions.

Reviewed: 8/26/2019

Dr. Old's team is great at keeping me informed.

Reviewed: 8/12/2019

I feel so lucky to be a patient of Dr. Old

Reviewed: 7/15/2019

Dr. Old was exceptional in every way, helping me understand what was happening. Clear, reassuring, kind, informative.

Reviewed: 6/24/2019

I appreciate the doctor and his staff. They made me feel as if I were the only patient they were seeing. I NEVER felt rushed. They made me feel like family.

Reviewed: 5/6/2019

Dr. Old - Outstanding -

Reviewed: 4/30/2019

made to feel some measure of relief

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