James Hodsden

James Hodsden, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

Locations Where I Practice

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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


203 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

He was very patient

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

he seems to have a attitude of I'm the doctor I know all and not really interested in what you feel are issues of this visit you are just a patient

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

I spoke with Dr. Hodsden for less than 5 minutes. He apologized for running behind and said he was not sure why they were so far behind. He listened to my heart and said it sounded good.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Always take good care of me excellent staff.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 09, 2018

He was very intelligent and well informed. He listened well and set me up with a care plan that made sense and was well explained.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

He really understood my situation - Was extremely respectful of me.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018

This male doctor is very condescending. I will not go back to him.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Makes me feel that my health is important to him & that from a holistic approach. Knowledgeable of my health status & encouraging in pursuing good wellness practices.

Reviewed on Nov 09, 2018

He is excellent and did what was needed to define my problem.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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

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