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
  • 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.

503 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 Apr 08, 2020

    Very passionate and concerned about his health.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2020

    Ed always spends ample time with me explaining not only my ear but also any questions I have regarding the medical field, he takes time to make sure I am comfortable with him, his skills, and his staff.

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Dr. Dodson is an amazing provider and is always so nice - informative. Always concerned with my ongoing ear concerns.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

    Provider is always good. Checking me over see how I am doing. Checking on any discharges. Well pleased.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

    Dr Dodson could not have been nicer or more caring. His knowledge and expertise were very much appreciated. I felt so reassured after this appointment.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    He seemed very knowledgeable and professional

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Great doctor! Explained things in detail!

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Did a thorough job and a good job.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020


  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2020

    I have no bad experiences - I go every 3 months and feel confident about the quality of care.

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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.