About MeAs 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
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Ear Diseases
- Hearing Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Cochlear Implants
- Hearing Aids
- Labyrinth Diseases
- Skull Base Tumors
- Neuroma, Acoustic
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea
- Facial Nerve Diseases
- Glomus Tumor
- Meniere Disease
- Neurofibromatosis 2
- Otitis Externa
- Otitis Media
- Vestibular Diseases
- Vestibular Neuronitis
Locations where I practice
Ear, Nose and Throat Dublin
Education and training
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Virginia Hospitals
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994
More about my work
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Otolaryngology (Subspecialty: Otolaryngology/Neurotology)
186 Patient Satisfaction ReviewsThe patient satisfaction rating is an average of all 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.
4.8 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.9
- Listens Carefully 4.9
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
- Knows My Medical History 4.7
- Shows Respect 4.9
- Time Spent Together 4.8
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.