Dr. Diana Ponsky: Owner of Ponsky Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Diana Ponsky: Owner of Ponsky Facial Plastic SurgeryPhoto: Photo courtesy of Ponsky Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Diana Ponsky’s world is filled with beautiful faces. More importantly to her, however, her patients are filled with confidence. 

With more than 15 years of experience in creating natural, beautiful faces, Dr. Ponsky has become one of Greater Cleveland’s most sought-after facial cosmetic surgeons. She is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, one of only a handful of women in Ohio who hold the dual degree. Her exclusive focus on the face, head and neck allows her to hone her abilities and deliver elegant, natural results designed to enhance how patients look and feel. 

The success of her practice, Beachwood-based Ponsky Facial Plastic Surgery, is testament to Dr. Ponsky’s skills and the trust she builds with her patients. But it also is a result of her own confidence and drive in overcoming a rather Dickensian childhood, earning a full scholarship to pursue her educational aspirations, gaining vital surgical experience and eventually establishing her own practice. 

Dr. Ponsky and her family left Vietnam seeking political asylum and spent a year in a refugee camp before immigrating to the United States. She and four siblings shared a one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side of New York City with two working parents who struggled to make ends meet. 

Diana attended New York University on a full scholarship supplemented by a National Merit scholarship, then went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she stayed for her residency in otolaryngology. 

She came to University Hospitals of Cleveland as a fellow in plastic surgery, and after more than a decade of service in reconstructive facial plastic surgery left to start her own private practice and attain the professional and personal flexibility she desired. 

In addition to providing personalized care for every patient, Dr. Ponsky strives for a happy work environment for her team, providing a profit-sharing plan and other benefits. 

The independence of being her own boss has allowed Dr. Ponsky to give back to the community. Her efforts include volunteering with Medworks, a Cleveland nonprofit that plays an integral role in linking people who are uninsured and underinsured with healthcare; participating in FACE TO FACE, an organization that provides cosmetic surgery to women who have experienced domestic abuse; and working with MedWish International, a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. 

Dr. Ponsky also serves as Director of Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University Hospitals-Cleveland Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University in both Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery. 

Through her day-to-day practice and her many volunteer efforts, Dr. Ponsky is doing more than create beautiful faces. She is helping to make a more beautiful world for others. 

Hear the CEOs You Should Know podcast with Dr. Ponsky below.

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