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.
Highlights
  • 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

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Education and Training

Education History

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/11/1976


Akron General Medical Center
6/30/1977


Akron General Medical Center
6/30/1979


Strong Memorial Hospital
6/30/1981

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/12/1978

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/12/1979

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/20/1985

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

Reviews

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.

285 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    Was not very friendly - improve bedside manner -

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

    very attentive and conversational

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2019

    James Hodsden, MD - very compassionate, explains answers very clearly. Comes into the room & sits on the stool - in no way acts as if he is in a hurry which encourages dialogue with him.

  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

    First time meeting my new Dr. and was very happy with him

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

    Friendly & courteous.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2019

    knew all of my history and prescribed CT scan to be forward thinking

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

    Very nice and professional

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

    Very informant about all questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Cardiologist seemed very knowledgeable and helpful towards my needs.

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

    The doctor knew about me and why I was there. He was to the point and thorough.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Hodsden has reported no relationships with companies or entities.