Edward Dodson

Edward Dodson, MD

  • Otolaryngology
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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

  • 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

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

365 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

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Dodson was excellent. i felt fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Dodson - 1 word will describe - "Best" he is the best any person could ask for! He works around my schedule and he is just "perfect."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

DR.DOBSON,,caring sensitive professional,listener, philanthropic

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2018

Dr. Dodson has cared for me for several years and he is the only dr. that treats my ear.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Dodson is tremendous.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I LOVE Dr. Dodson. Extremely knowledgeable, but still approachable and friendly. I couldn't imagine a better doctor experience.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

Spent time with me, asking, answering questions. Offered vestibular therapy to try and reduce symptoms...

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

Great experiences!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

The best ear dr. I have been too in my life. I drive over 50 miles to Dr. Dodson's practice, what more can I say.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Dodson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.