A photo of Todd Ponsky.

Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation

Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

513-636-7365

Board Certified

"I believe each child is unique. I spend a great deal of time listening to their questions and concerns and addressing them. This allows me to better understand the best approach to improve their health."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric surgeon, I focus on always trying to find the least invasive way to solve a child’s medical problem.

I specialize in minimally invasive surgery with a focus on neonatal disorders and hernias. I also provide surgical treatments for gastroparesis, including gastric electrical stimulation.

I believe each child is unique. I spend a great deal of time listening to their questions and concerns and addressing them. This allows me to better understand the best approach to improve their health.

I became ill as a child and a phenomenal doctor got me through it. This doctor spent many hours talking to me and made me want to become a physician.

When I’m not providing clinical care, I work to make leading-edge knowledge available to surgeons internationally. Unfortunately, there are great disparities in knowledge across the globe, and not all surgeons have access to the same knowledge we do.

I was honored to receive the faculty teaching award in my first year of practice.

In my free time, I like to go camping in the wilderness with my family. A fun fact about me: I was a Golden Glove boxer in college for four years.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Surgery - General and Thoracic

Research Divisions

General and Thoracic Surgery

My Education

MD: Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, 1999.

Surgical Residency: The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2006, Recertified 2016; Pediatric Surgery, 2008, Recertified 2018.

My Publications

Early vasopressor administration in pediatric blunt liver and spleen injury: An ATOMAC+ study. Notrica, DM; Sussman, BL; Sayrs, LW; St Peter, SD; Maxson, RT; Alder, AC; Eubanks, JW; Johnson, JJ; Ostlie, DJ; Ponsky, T; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:500-505.

Commentary on shifting paradigms: The top 100 most disruptive papers in core pediatric surgery. Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021.

Can complex surgical interventions be standardized? Reaching international consensus on posterior sagittal anorectoplasty using a modified-Delphi method. Hanke, RE; Ponsky, TA; Garrison, AP; Levitt, MA; Dickie, BH; Casar Berazaluce, AM; Gibbons, AT; Abdulhai, SA; Ahmed, RA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery: Effects of an automated social media strategy for knowledge dissemination. Casar Berazaluce, AM; Hanke, RE; Gibbons, AT; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:99-103.

Recurrence after laparoscopic high ligation in adolescents: A multicenter international retrospective study of ten hospitals. Gibbons, AT; Hanke, RE; Casar Berazaluce, AM; Abdulhai, S; Glenn, IC; McNinch, NL; Endo, M; Shah, S; Yada, K; Wolak, P; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:126-129.

Intussusception. Gibbons, AT; Casar Berazaluce, AM; Hanke, RE; Ponsky, TA. Pearls and Tricks in Pediatric Surgery. 2021.

Opportunities for Regulatory Changes to Promote Pediatric Device Innovation in the United States: Joint Recommendations from Pediatric Innovator Roundtables, August 5, 2020 & January 6, 2021. Sanger, T; Chang, A; Feaster, W; Taraman, S; Afari, N; Beauregard, D; Dethlefs, B; Ghere, T; Kabeer, M; Tolomiczenko, G; et al. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 2021; PP:1-1.

51 Intussusception in Infants and Children. Abdulhai, S; Ponsky, T. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 2021.

Inguinal hernia, hydrocele, and other hernias of the abdominal wall. Abdulhai, S; Ponsky, TA. Operative Pediatric Surgery. 2020.

Gastrostomy. Casar Berazaluce, AM; Garrison, AP; Ponsky, TA. Operative Pediatric Surgery. 2020.