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Todd A. Ponsky, MD


  • Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation
  • Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
  • Professor, UC Department of Surgery
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.

About

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.

Publications

Virtual curriculum delivery in the COVID-19 era: the pediatric surgery boot camp v2.0. Baird, R; Puligandla, P; Lopushinsky, S; Blackmore, C; Krishnaswami, S; Nwomeh, B; Downard, C; Ponsky, T; Ghani, MO; Lovvorn, HN. Pediatric Surgery International. 2022.

Storytelling for pediatric surgical education and beyond. Encisco, EM; Gerardo, RG; Tombash, E; Levy, BE; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022.

Top 10 key takeaways from the 2021 pediatric surgery update course. Encisco, EM; Gerardo, RG; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 57:1182-1183.

High-powered magnets still require high-powered vigilance. Encisco, EM; Gerardo, RG; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 57.

Exploring new frontiers and innovative spaces: the 30th Congress of International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG). Kotlovsky, AM; Poddubny, IV; Kozlov, YA; Guelfand, MA; Ponsky, TA. 2022; 12:99-104.

Important information for our authors and readers. Holcomb Iii, GW; Davenport, M; Pakarinen, M; Tam, PK H; Laje, P; Ponsky, T. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 57.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Abdominal Trauma in Infants and Children: How We Do It. Gerardo, RG; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A. 2021; 31:1224-1226.

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; 56:1322-1327.

Commentary on shifting paradigms: The top 100 most disruptive papers in core pediatric surgery journals. Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56.

Virtual Education in Pediatric Surgery during the COVID-19 Era: Facing and Overcoming Current Challenges. Aubert, O; Wagner, R; Gerardo, R; Tamaro, G; Zani, A; Ponsky, T; Lacher, M. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 31:319-325.

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