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Dr Todd Heniford MD FACS

  • Professor of Surgery; Chief - Division of Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery - Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C

Dr Todd Heniford completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Clemson University.  After attending the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed his surgical residency as well as a Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville and a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He has been on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., where he serves as a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery. 

Todd is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and editor of three books.  He and the research fellows he directs have been the recipient of 56 national and international research awards, including a 5-time recipient of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Research Project of the Year Award and a three-time recipient of the SAGES Researcher of the Year Award. He is a multi-time winner of the research awards from the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Hernia Society, European Hernia Society, among others.  He has developed successful medical apps, each of which have been downloaded in more than 140 countries, and has several international patents to his credit. 

Todd was the 2014 recipient of the MedStar Georgetown University Lifetime Achievement Award, received the American Hernia Society Nyhus-Wantz Career Achievement Award, and has been named “Medical Innovator of the Year” from the Business Journal.  He has served on the boards of a numerous of surgical societies and is a past-President of the American Hernia Society.

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