Todd A. Ponsky, MD

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308 USA

Todd Ponsky is currently the Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University and a Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.

Dr. Ponsky has a particular interest in minimally invasive pediatric surgery.  He pioneered single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. 

He has written over 80 manuscripts and over 20 book chapters.  He has a strong focus on surgical education and virtual education and has directed over 30 national / international courses. He has won numerous teaching awards including “The Faculty Teaching Award” at Case Western Reserve University Department of Surgery in his first year as faculty.  He is a reviewer for over 15 medical journals and is on four editorial boards. He is on the leadership of four national societies and has been program chair and is currently serving as secretary on the Executive Committee of The International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG).  He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, foregut motility and gastric stimulation as well as endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia. He has a wife, Diana and three daughters, Sasha, Josie, and Ella.