Physician’s Profile

Dina Podolsky, MD


Dina Podolsky, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a board-certified general surgery who graduated with honors from Rutgers University, where she also received her medical degree, and completed a residency in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Podolsky then completed fellowship training in complex abdominal wall reconstruction and robotic surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she worked closely with one of the world’s leading hernia surgeons, Dr. Novitsky. She is a member of several national organizations, including the Americas Hernia Society and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Podolsky has received numerous awards for her training and teaching, including the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Golden Apple Teaching Award.

Dr. Podolsky specializes in all aspects of hernia surgery, including inguinal, ventral, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction, employing minimally invasive techniques with laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She has presented research at major professional associations and continues to be active in research, publishing both academic research and textbook chapters. Dr. Podolsky currently sees patients in midtown Manhattan, Washington Heights, and in Westchester at NYP/Lawrence Hospital.


Golden Apple Teaching Award, Montefiore Medical Center, 2018

Leo M. Davidoff Society for excellence in medical student education, Montefiore Medical Center, 2017

Junior Resident Teaching Award, Montefiore Medical Center, 2016

Honors in Distinction in Service to the Community, UMDNJ-RWJ, 2013

Whitehead DM, Podolsky D, Weiss PR. A single surgeon's experience with transgender female-to-male chest surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Sep;81(3):353-359.
Howell MH, Praiss A, Podolsky D, Zundel N, Moran-Atkin E, Choi JJ, Camacho DR. A single-center experience examining length of stay and safety of early discharge after laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery. Obes Surg. 2018 May;28(5):1225-1231.
Podolsky, D, Moran-Atkin E, Choi J, Camacho DR. Dysphagia due to an esophageal polyp after gastric bypass. CR SLS. 2017 Feb; 1-3.
Podolsky D, Camacho D. The Surgeon's Lounge - Dealing with Infected Mesh. General Surgery News. August 2016.
Podolsky D, Qureshi A, Abbas M, Camacho DR, Melvin SW. The incidence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors in increased in obese individuals. Am Surg. 2015 May;81(5):E198-200.
Qureshi A, Podolsky D, Cumella L, Abbas M, Choi J, Vemulapalli P, Camacho DR. Comparison of stricture rates using three different gastrojejunostomy anastomatic techniques in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2015 Jul;29(7):1737-40.
Kaufman KR, Podolsky D, Greenman D, Madraswala R. Antidepressant selective gynecomastia. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jan;47(1):e6.
Zhou L, Podolsky D, Sang Z, Ding Y, Fan X, Tong Q, Levin B, McCrimmon R. The Medial Amygdalar Nucleus: A Novel Glucose-Sensing Region That Modulates the Counter-regulatory Response to Hypoglycemia. Diabetes. 2010 Oct; 50(10): 2646-2652.