Edward Dodson

Edward Dodson, MD

  • Otolaryngology

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.


  • 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 America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology
  • Ear Diseases
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Hearing Aids
  • Labyrinth Diseases
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Dizziness
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • 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

University of Virginia School of Medicine


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


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

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Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

American Board of Otolaryngology (Subspecialty: Otolaryngology/Neurotology)

My Department



214 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 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 09, 2018

Dr. Dodson is second to none! I would not trade him for any doctor anywhere, he is the best! He always takes time to answer all of your question and concerns,

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018


Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Outgoing, very good, I felt he was a good fit for me and the problem I saw him for. Looking forward to working with him on the problems I have with my hearing.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Dr. Dodson, Theresa and his intern were all very knowledgeable and informed on my care. They were, awesome, professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2018

Dr. Dodson is a great doctor & a credit to OSU.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Treated me with respect and explained my condition and the medical part of the exam. In the way that I understood what was going on with my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Dr. Dodson is top notch. He explained everything thoroughly and took all the time I needed to feel comfortable with the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

He was excellent. I was very impressed with his knowledge and concerns about my issue. Very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

spent a serious amount of time with me

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Dodson has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.