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, 2019
  • 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,” 2011–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Labyrinthitis
  • 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

Education History


University of Virginia School of Medicine
5/30/1985

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


University of Virginia Hospitals
6/1/1990


University of Virginia Hospitals
6/30/1996


University of Virginia Hospitals
6/30/1994

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
5/9/1995

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

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

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.

503 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

    Very good experience and great at explaining everything

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

    addressed my concerns first and then moved forward in a direct, informed and efficient manner

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2020

    Outstanding. Excellent care and bedside manner. Listened carefully.

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

    Couldn't have been more positive or understanding. Very compassionate. Would recommend him to anyone! Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is the absolute best. His in office procedures are as pain free as possible. He has great bed side manner. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

    Dr Dodson is professional he takes time to answer any questions we may have.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

    Always does a great job.

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is always friendly, professional. Has a great bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

    absolutely excellent! wish all providers were like this.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.