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.

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.

624 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 Nov 11, 2020

    Always kind, attentive & helpful. The resident also did a good job with questions & care.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    Always very friendly and helpful.

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

    Always an exceptional man. Would not trade Dr. <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Dobson</span> for an another ENT Physician ever.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    very nice and professional

  • Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

    very thankful they could schedule my appt so soon. Very compassionate and an excellent dr!! Very fortunate that OSU has such a knowledgeable and caring dr. Excellent!!!

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2020

    All very good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is simply one of the best. I have complicated ears and now live out of town. He always goes above and beyond to answer questions & help with my medical care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

    Dr Dodson was very understanding and professional.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

    Very personal, easy to understand and talk to -

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

    This provider takes lots of time explaining. He draws pictures to explain if needed. he goes the extra mile to insure no pain is experienced.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.