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Karthik Ponnusamy, M.D., M.S.E.


Total Joint Replacement
General Orthopaedics

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Karthik Ponnusamy, M.D., M.S.E. is a Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements. He specializes in arthroscopy, hip and knee conditions, total and partial knee replacements, total hip replacements (including the direct anterior approach), and general orthopaedics. He is Board Eligible by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and sees patients in the Canton and Woodstock offices.

Dr. Ponnusamy received his Medical Degree from Stanford University following a Master of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree both in Biomedical Engineering with honors from Johns Hopkins University. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery also from Johns Hopkins University. After residency, he completed a Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. During his fellowship, he received additional training and earned a Master of Science in Surgery.

Dr. Ponnusamy has contributed significant research to the medical community including presentations and publications on stem cells, tissue engineering, robotic surgery, and perioperative patient management. He also has numerous awards and honors including the Ronald Byank Chief Resident Servant Leadership Award, Chief Resident Research Award, and Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

Dr. Ponnusamy lives in Woodstock with his wife and son. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and photography.


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Hospital Affiliations

Northside Hospital - Cherokee
Pinnacle Surgery Center - Woodstock

Education & Training

Undergraduate Education
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2006)

Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2007) 

University of Western Ontario 
London, Ontario, Canada
Master of Science in Surgery with Thesis (2017) 

Medical School
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Doctor of Medicine  (2011)

Postgraduate Training 
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship (2017)
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Johns Hopkins University  (2016)
Baltimore, MD

Board Eligible
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Organizations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons