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Dr. John Polousky joins Akron Children’s as surgeon and director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

09-02-2020 (Akron, Ohio)

Orthopedic surgeon John Polousky, M.D., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as the division director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

In his new role, he will partner with the Akron Children’s sports medicine team to lead the care of patients who require surgical intervention. The hospital’s sports medicine specialists diagnose and treat sports and activity-related injuries and counsel young athletes on training practices to prevent injury.

Prior to joining Akron Children’s, Dr. Polousky was the surgical director and chief of pediatric orthopedics at the Children’s Health Andrews Institute in Plano, Texas, and surgical director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute in Centennial, Colorado.

Dr. Polousky earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic and a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. His specialization in orthopedic sports medicine is from the University of Colorado’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Denver.

Dr. Polousky is past president of the ROCK (Research on OsteoChondritis Dissecans) pediatric multicenter cartilage sports study group and past treasurer of the PRISM (Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society) multicenter pediatric sports medicine study group. He was the 2018 recipient of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Achievement Award. He also has over 100 invited lectureships, national and international presentations, and publications to his credit.

Dr. Polousky is residing in Peninsula with his wife, Engel, and son, Erik.