Edward Dodson

Edward Dodson, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 165 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 67 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As an otolaryngologist, I specialize in otology or neurotology, and skull base surgery. My specialty includes the medical and surgical treatment of the ear for hearing loss, infections and inner ear balance disorders. I’m very passionate about my area of expertise because a person’s hearing is an integral part of their well-being and disorders of the ear often result in social isolation and even discrimination.

I truly enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level, which helps me deliver compassionate and individualized care. I like to think of myself as a physician who is able to provide the "big city" care through a "small town" approach. I want to ensure that my patients receive the best quality care available while also feeling comfortable with their treatment and environment.

I enjoy working at Ohio State because we have a nationally recognized department that provides the most contemporary and advanced diagnostic testing and treatments for our patients.

I have spent a great deal of my free time helping the underserved population of the Dominican Republic. Project EAR is a humanitarian organization through which we have been able to medically assist many people who are financially unable to access hearing healthcare. I’m happy to serve as President of this organization that has been providing care since 1995.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016, 2019
  • Led over 40 medical missions to the Dominican Republic
  • Trained over 80 excellent otolaryngology residents and 13 neurotology fellows
  • Senior member of the Department of Otolaryngology, 24 years on faculty as of 2020
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017-2020
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Stapes Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otosclerosis

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History


University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
8/1/1982 - 5/30/1985

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
8/1/1985 - 5/30/1989


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
6/1/1989 - 6/1/1990


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology/Neurotology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. 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 Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

165 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

    As always, Dr Dodson was personable and professional . He always takes his time with me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2024

    At the highest level.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2024

    I just love Dr Edward Dodson, he has always gave me exceptionally good care. He has made me feel comfortable about my situation by explaining what is going on with me. And he has a very charismatic kind professional personality, that makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend him to everyone. OSU wexner is fortunate to have him on their team!

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2024

    Dr. Was excellent!

  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

    Dr. Dodson is a great doctor. He is very caring about his patients.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024

    Exceptional provider

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

    Dobson was beyond knowledgeable, professional, and kind. He made sure all my concerns were addressed and made me feel taken care of.

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

    Very very nice explained everything

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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