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.

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

  • 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

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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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
5/9/1995

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

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

289 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 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

Dr. Dodson has a wonderful and caring bedside manner as well the rest of the staff.

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2018

I only see him every year or so. This time it was over 2 yrs. since I saw him and he remembered everything about me as though we were just old friends.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

The best experience I've had w a care provider. He was the first Doctor who took the time to fix my issue w my ear that had been bothering me for YEARS! The many doctors I saw before him disregarded the issue & lead me to believe nothing cld be done. I can not say enough great things about Doctor Dodson.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

All answered any questions I had in my mind.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

He was informative, patient, friendly and offered options.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

One of the best doctors I have met. Carefully listens and explains options.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2018

Dr. Dodson is very good at what he does. I really like him and I have recommended to a few of my friends. Only good things for him.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Jul 05, 2018

Excellent professional and very friendly

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Looked us in the eye - showed concern - explained procedures - didn't see to be in a hurry - Very respectful.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.