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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2011–2020
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017-2020
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Undergraduate Degree

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 Hospitals, Charottesville, VA

6/1/1989 - 6/1/1990


University of Virginia Hospitals, Charottesville, VA

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994


University of Virginia Hospitals, Charottesville, VA

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

American Board of Otolaryngology (Subspecialty: Otolaryngology/Neurotology)

Academic Information

My Department



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.

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586 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 Jul 16, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is first rate always

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2020

    Very professional and explained my exam to alleviate any concerns I had. Offered suggestions for further treatment if I was interested.

  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2020

    very professional & easy to understand

  • Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

    Best in the business! If there is someone out there better than him I would be very surprised.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2020

    I feel Dr Dodson is very skilled and knowledgeable and that I'm in good hands.

  • Reviewed on Jun 06, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2020

    Great sense of humor, patient, kind, and overall a strong leader in his medical discipline. I enjoy seeing him.

  • Reviewed on May 19, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is the best! Caring, compassionate and overall professional. I'd give him a "10+."

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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.