B. Todd Heniford, MD

  • Clinical Interests
  • Biography
CMC Surgery
1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-355-1813
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Carolinas Hernia Institute
1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-355-1813
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Medical University of South Carolina
Completion Year: 1989
University of Louisville
Specialty: General Surgery
Completion Year: 1995
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Completion Year: 1997
University of Louisville
Specialty: Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship
Completion Year: 1997
Board Certification  
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Interest
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Complex GI Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Toupet Fundoplication
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Gastrectomy
Biography Dr. Heniford founded the Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolinas HealthCare System in 1998 and currently serves as its chief. Under his leadership, it has become one of the most recognized surgical units in the country, performing thousands of complex surgical
procedures for patients from this region as well as more than 30 other states and countries.

Dr. Heniford has written more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has edited three books and has lectured on six continents. His research has won 52 regional, national and international awards over the last 14 years and has led to real changes in the surgical care of patients around the world. His recent focus has been on facilitation of patient communication in hernia repair; he developed two mobile apps that have been downloaded by thousands of patients in more than 50 countries, including one app that was recognized in the Wall Street Journal.

Recognized by his peers for his expertise, Dr. Heniford is past president of the American Hernia Society and recently received the Georgetown University Medstar Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Hernia Society Nyhus-Wantz Career Achievement Award and the Asia-Pacific Surgical Honorary Membership.