Thomas L. Pommering, DO :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Thomas L. Pommering, DO

Thomas L. Pommering, DO Best Doctors 2011-2012

Family Practice
Physician Team

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

Sports Medicine
Chief

Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Program Director

Contact Information

Westerville Sports Medicine / Orthopaedic Center
584 County Line Rd W
Westerville, OH 43082 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-6000
FX: (614) 355-6072

Biography

Thomas Pommering, DO, is Division Chief for Sports Medicine and Medical Director for Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine as well as, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine, he is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Pommering attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing an internship at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, a Family Medicine Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Pommering regularly teaches pediatric and family medicine residents, sports medicine fellows, athletic trainers, school nurses and coaches about sports medicine issues in both the clinical and didactic settings. As well as having been the team physician for local high school, college and semi-professional athletic teams, he is currently the Medical Director for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure and Tour de Grandview. He is also team physician at Grandview Heights High School.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/12/1991

Internship

  • Doctors Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992

Residency

  • Miami Valley Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1994

Fellowship

  • Grant Medical Center
    Date Completed: 07/30/1995

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Family Practice

Specialty:

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 03/30/2001

Publications

  • 2014. Direct medical charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury in multiple clinical settings.  Inj Epidemiol. Vol. 1, no. 1. (December 1).
  • Ware CF, Pommering TL. 2013. Ankle pain in a street hockey player.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 23, no. 2. (April): ee1.
  • Cuff S, Carzoo S, Young J, Pommering T. 2013. An evaluation of educators' knowledge regarding concussions before and after an educational in-service presentation.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 23, no. 2. (April): 126-127.
  • Ware CF, Pommering TL. 2013. Ankle pain in a street hockey player.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 23, no. 2. (April 1): e1-e1.
  • Cuff S, Carzoo S, Young J, Pommering T. 2013. An evaluation of educators' knowledge regarding concussions before and after an educational in-service presentation.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 23, no. 2. (April 1): 126-127-126-127.
  • Pommering TL. 2013. Strength in adolescents and children.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 65, no. 1. (March 1): 26-27-26-27.
  • Pommering TL. 2013. Strength in adolescents and children.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 65, no. 1. (March): 26-27.
  • Pommering, TL. 2012. Using Technology to Assist in Concussion Management.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 64, no. 2. (June): 31-32.
  • Pommering, TL. 2012. Using Technology to Assist in Concussion Management.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 64, no. 2. (June 1): 31-32-31-32.
  • 2012. Heel pain: Heel fat pad syndrome, lateral plantar nerve entrapment. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult: Second Edition.
  • Bowman ES, Pommering TL. 2011. A 10-year-old with a winged scapula - but not from what you might think.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March 1): 175-175.
  • Bowman ES, Pommering TL. 2011. A 10-year-old with a winged scapula - but not from what you might think.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March): e175.
  • Pommering, TL, Young JA. 2011. Hip flexibility and sagital plane pelvic alignment: Differentiating spondolytic from non-spondolytic low back pain.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March): 163-164.
  • Kerr,Zachary,Y; Collins,Christy,L; Pommering,Thomas,L; Fields,Sarah,K; Comstock,R,Dawn. 2011. Dislocation/Separation Injuries Among US High School Athletes in 9 Selected Sports: 2005-2009.  CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March): 101-108.
  • 2011. Dislocation/Separation Injuries Among US High School Athletes in 9 Selected Sports: 2005-2009.  CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March 1).
  • Pommering, TL, Young JA. 2011. Hip flexibility and sagital plane pelvic alignment: Differentiating spondolytic from non-spondolytic low back pain.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 21, no. 2. (March 1): 163-164-163-164.
  • Pommering TL. 2011. Classification of Distal Phalanx Fractures. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker MD.
  • Ravindran R, Rodenberg R, Pommering TL. 2011. Heel Pain: Heel Fat Pad Syndrome and Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Cuff, S, Pommering, TL. 2011. Sternal Fracture. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Fischer AN, Pommering TL. 2011. Menstrual Disorders in the Athlete. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult.
  • Fischer AN, Pommering TL. 2011. Menstrual Disorders in the Athlete. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens.
  • Pommering, TL. 2011. Classification of Distal Phalanx Fractures. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker, MD. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Pommering, TL. 2011. Classification of Distal Phalanx Fractures. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker, MD.
  • Kerr ZY, Collins CL, Pommering, TL, Fields SK, Comstock, RD. 2011. Dislocation/Separation Injuries among United States High School Athletes.  Clin J Sport Med. Vol. 21, no. 2. (January 1): 101-108-101-108.
  • Pommering, TL. 2010. PPE 4 Update: What is New with the Preparticipation Evaluation.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 3, no. 62. (January 1): 42-43-42-43.
  • Kerr ZY, Collins CL, Pommering, TL, Fields SK, Comstock RD. 2010. Dislocation/Seperation Injuries among United States High School Athletes: 2005-2009.  Clin J Sport Med. Vol. 2, no. 21. (January 1): 101-108-101-108.
  • Pommering, TL. 2010. PPE 4 Update: What is New with the Preparticipation Evaluation.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 3, no. 62. (January): 42-43.
  • Kerr ZY, Collins CL, Pommering, TL, Fields SK, Comstock RD. 2010. Dislocation/Seperation Injuries among United States High School Athletes: 2005-2009.  Clin J Sport Med. Vol. 2, no. 21. (January): 101-108.
  • 2009. Sternal fractures.
  • 2007. Overuse injuries in adolescents.  Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Vol. 18, no. 1. (December 1).
  • 2007. Erythropoietin and other blood-boosting methods.  PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. Vol. 54, no. 4. (August 1).
  • Pommering TL. 2007. Erythropoietin and other blood-boosting methods.  Pediatric Clinics Of North America. Vol. 54, no. 4. (August): e691.
  • Pommering TL; Kluchurosky L. 2007. Overuse injuries in adolescents.  Adolescent Medicine: State Of The Art Reviews. Vol. 18, no. 1. (May): e95.
  • Pommering TL. 2007. Erythropoietin and other blood-boosting methods.  Pediatric Clinics of North America. Vol. 54, no. 4. (January 1): 691-699-691-699.
  • Pommering TL. 2007. Erythropoietin and other blood-boosting methods.  Pediatric Clinics of North America. Vol. 54, no. 4. (January): 691-699.
  • Pommering TL, Kllingele K. 2006. Juvenile oteochondritis dissecans.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 58, no. 4. (October): 46-47.
  • Pommering TL, Kllingele K. 2006. Juvenile oteochondritis dissecans.  The Ohio Family Physician. Vol. 58, no. 4. (October 1): 46-47-46-47.
  • Pommering TL; Kluchurosky L; Hall SL. 2005. Ankle and foot injuries in pediatric and adult athletes.  Primary Care. Vol. 32, no. 1. (March): e133.
  • 2005. Ankle and foot injuries in pediatric and adult athletes.  PRIMARY CARE. Vol. 32, no. 1. (March 1).
  • Cooper MA; Pommering TL; Korányi K. 2003. Primary immunodeficiencies.  American Family Physician. Vol. 68, no. 10. (November): e2001.
  • 2001. The preparticipation physical examination.  Clinical Cornerstone. Vol. 3, no. 5. (October 9).
  • Linker TL, Pommering TL. 2001. Sternum Fracture. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker, MD. Philadelphia: Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Linker TL, Pommering TL. 2001. Sternum Fracture. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker, MD.
  • 2001. Exercise-induced asthma.  Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. Vol. 12, no. 2. (April 19).
  • Pommering TL, Taylor K, Linker T. 2001. Menstrual Disorders in the Athlete. In The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Edited by Bracker MD.
  • 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder: treating an atypical case.  The Physician and sportsmedicine. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May 1).
  • Pommering,T,L; Wroble,R,R. 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder - Treating an atypical case.  PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May 1): 75-?-75-?.
  • 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder - Treating an atypical case.  PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May 1).
  • Pommering,T,L; Wroble,R,R. 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder - Treating an atypical case.  PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May): 75-?.
  • Pommering,T,L; Wroble,R,R. 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder - Treating an atypical case.  PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May): 75-?.
  • Pommering TL; Wroble RR. 1996. Septic arthritis of the shoulder: treating an atypical case.  The Physician And Sportsmedicine. Vol. 24, no. 5. (May): e74.
  • 1995. PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISEASES.  CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 99, no. January 1.
  • 1994. EFFECTS OF AN AEROBIC EXERCISE PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY-BASED ADULTS WITH MENTAL-RETARDATION.  MENTAL RETARDATION. Vol. 32, no. 3. (June 1).
  • Pommering TL; Brose JA; Randolph E; Murray TF; Purdy RW; Cadamagnani PE; Foglesong JE. 1994. Effects of an aerobic exercise program on community-based adults with mental retardation.  Mental Retardation. Vol. 32, no. 3. (June): e218.
  • Frank RA; Pommering T; Nitz D. 1988. The interactive effects of cocaine and imipramine on self-stimulation train-duration thresholds.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, And Behavior. Vol. 30, no. 1. (May 1): 1-1.
  • Frank,R,A; POMMERING,T; Nitz,D. 1988. THE INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF COCAINE AND IMIPRAMINE ON SELF-STIMULATION TRAIN-DURATION THRESHOLDS.  PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. Vol. 30, no. 1. (May 1): 1-4-1-4.
  • Frank RA; Pommering T; Nitz D. 1988. The interactive effects of cocaine and imipramine on self-stimulation train-duration thresholds.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, And Behavior. Vol. 30, no. 1. (May): e1.
  • Frank,R,A; POMMERING,T; Nitz,D. 1988. THE INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF COCAINE AND IMIPRAMINE ON SELF-STIMULATION TRAIN-DURATION THRESHOLDS.  PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. Vol. 30, no. 1. (May): 1-4.
  • Frank RA; Martz S; Pommering T. 1988. The effect of chronic cocaine on self-stimulation train-duration thresholds.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, And Behavior. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April): e755.
  • Frank,R,A; MARTZ,S; POMMERING,T. 1988. THE EFFECT OF CHRONIC COCAINE ON SELF-STIMULATION TRAIN-DURATION THRESHOLDS.  PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April 1): 755-758-755-758.
  • Frank RA; Martz S; Pommering T. 1988. The effect of chronic cocaine on self-stimulation train-duration thresholds.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, And Behavior. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April 1): 755-755.
  • Frank,R,A; MARTZ,S; POMMERING,T. 1988. THE EFFECT OF CHRONIC COCAINE ON SELF-STIMULATION TRAIN-DURATION THRESHOLDS.  PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April): 755-758.
  • 1985. Exercise-induced asthma.  Revue Medicale de Bruxelles. Vol. 6, no. 8. (October 1).
  • 1980. Bicycling injuries.  Physician and Sportsmedicine. Vol. 8, no. 5. (January 1).
  • 1965. Neurology.
  • Heyer GL, Fischer A, Wilson J, MacDonald J, Cribbs S, Ravindran R, Pommering TL, Cuff S. Orthostatic Intolerance and Autonomic Dysfunction in Youth With Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms: A Head-Upright Tilt Table Study.  Clin J Sport Med.
  • Pommering, TL. Test Question Contributor. In AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide. Edited by Paul, SS, Rand S, Stovak M, Hilgers MP.
  • McKeon J, Pommering TL. Ankle Sprain Epidemiology. In Quick Questions on Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine. Edited by Wickstrom E & Mckeon P.
  • Collins CL, Yeates KO, Pommering TL, Adridge R, Corando VG, Gilchrist J, Comstock RD. Direct medical charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury in multiple clinical settings.  Injury Epidemiology.
  • McKeon J, Pommering TL. Ankle Sprain Epidemiology. In Quick Questions on Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine. Edited by Wickstrom E & Mckeon P.
  • Pommering TL. Erythropoietin and Other Blood Boosting Methods. Pediatric Clinician North America 54(4): 691-699, 2007.
  • Pommering TL, Kluchurosky LK. Overuse injuries in Adolescents. Adolescent Medicine American Academy of Pediatrics 18(1): 95-120, May 2007.
  • Pommering TL. Modification of gene expression: a novel tool to detect gene doping with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). (Review) Haematologica/The Hematology Journal, September 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Head Team Physician, Capital University
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Medical Director, Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure
  • Medical Director, Tour de Grandview Professional Bike Race
  • Physician Volunteer, Special Olympics Preparticipation Physicals, Columbus, Ohio
  • Team Physician, Canal Winchester High School

Pediacast Interview with Dr. Thomas Pommering

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