Edward Dodson

Edward Dodson, MD

  • Otolaryngology
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Appointments: (614) 366-3687

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.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016
  • Led over 30 medical missions to the Dominican Republic
  • Trained over 60 excellent otolaryngology residents and 10 otology/neurotology fellows
  • Senior member of the Department of Otolaryngology, 19 years on faculty as of 2015
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2011–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurotology
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Dizziness
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere Disease
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Vestibular Neuronitis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
5/30/1989

Residency

Otolaryngology
University of Virginia Hospitals
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994

Fellowship

Head & Neck Surgery
University of Virginia Hospitals
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996

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Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
5/9/1995

American Board of Otolaryngology (Subspecialty: Otolaryngology/Neurotology)
5/9/1995

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

392 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

100 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019

he has been my ear doctor for several years and has always been great

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

Dr. Dodson is an extremely competent ENT surgeon. He is a extremely friendly and is very congenial. Before and after my surgery he took ample time in explaining everything to me and to my parents. Me and my parents felt that Dr. Dodson is among the best in the country.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019

I'm having pain in my right ear he gave me a shot of steroids and it was better for a day and the pain came right back and is driving me nuts.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

I was provided antibiotic drops when I couldn't afford them. Much appreciated!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

The doctor is very knowledgeable, understanding and caring. He has been providing care for me since 2013, including surgery. He cares about you as a whole person, if you are concerned about some other health problems. Also, he gets you to the right doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

The doctor was very nice and he also explained what was coming and the after care.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019

Dr. was very easy to talk to and answered questions and gave me the answers to questions i had for him.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Very good in answering specific question regarding recent issues.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Dodson is one of the best doctors I have taking care me...

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.