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

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.

Remotely Shaping the View in Surgical Telementoring. Mentis, HM; Feng, Y; Semsar, A; Ponsky, TA. 2020; 1-14.

Emerging technology and their application to paediatric surgical training. Ljuhar, D; Gibbons, AT; Ponsky, TA; Nataraja, RM. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 29.

Digital transformation of academic medicine: Breaking barriers, borders, and boredom. Hanke, RE; Gibbons, AT; Berazaluce, AM C; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:223-228.

Avoiding unnecessary bronchoscopy in children with suspected foreign body aspiration using computed tomography. Gibbons, AT; Berazaluce, AM C; Hanke, RE; McNinch, NL; Person, A; Mehlman, T; Rubin, M; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:176-181.

It Is a Wrap! Or Is It?: The Role of Fundoplication in Infant Feeding Intolerance. Berazaluce, AM C; Gibbons, AT; Hanke, RE; Ponsky, TA; Harmon, CM. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques. 2019; 29:1315-1319.

Use of Laparoscopy in Pediatric Blunt and Spleen Injury: An Unexpectedly Common Procedure After Cessation of Bleeding. Parrado, R; Notrica, DM; Garcia, NM; Alder, AC; III, EJ W; Maxson, RT; Letton, RW; Ponsky, TA; St Peter, SD; Leys, C; et al. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques. 2019; 29:1281-1284.

Esophageal Atresia: State of the Art in Translating Experimental Research to the Bedside. Bruns, NE; Glenn, IC; Ponsky, TA. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 29:328-335.