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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

Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Abdominal Trauma in Infants and Children: How We Do It. Gerardo, RG; Ponsky, TA. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques. 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.

Surgical telementoring: Feasibility, applicability, and how to. Gerardo, R; Lele, P; Sundaram, K; Ponsky, T. Seminars in Surgical Oncology. 2021; 124:241-245.

From the Editors: Information for our readers. Holcomb, GW; Davenport, M; Pakarinen, MP; Tam, PK H; Laje, P; Ponsky, TA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:1261-1262.

Opportunities for Regulatory Changes to Promote Pediatric Device Innovation in the United States: Joint Recommendations From Pediatric Innovator Roundtables. 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; 9.

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.

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.

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