James Hodsden

James Hodsden, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Appointments: (877) 293-7767

About Me

As a general cardiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I provide all aspects of cardiovascular care as well as the best advice for patients to manage their chronic conditions. I specialize in non-invasive cardiology including echocardiography, electrocardiography and exercise testing. I believe in providing patients with access to the best care and information in order to improve their quality of life.

My favorite part about Ohio State is the opportunity to work with a group of outstanding physicians whose mission is to provide the best cardiovascular care to our patients.

When I’m not working I enjoy exercising, reading, watching good television and attending Ohio State sporting events.


  • President, Ohio Valley affiliate of the American Heart Association, 2010 – 2011
  • Program Director of Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, 2000 – 2005
  • Member, Distinguished Physician Society, Akron General Medical Center, 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Akron General Medical Center
7/1/1977 - 6/30/1979


Cardiovascular Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
7/1/1979 - 6/30/1981

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine


148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.6
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018

I am a new patient. very pleased with his knowledge, professionalism, preparation, communicative skills and time spent with me as a new patient.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

the doctor is a good guy, someone i feel comfortable with.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2018

No bad experience - all good.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

He seemed like a good guy, easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018

He listened very intently. He made me feel as if I was an individual & not just another patient.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Cardiologist is somewhat gruff & not friendly. Rx staff has always been great & spend the most time with me & suggest next steps, etc.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018


Reviewed on May 25, 2018

he listens

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

he answered my questions and let me know I was doing the right thing and didn't need to see him again.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Hodsden has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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