Sondra Summers

Sondra Summers, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director, Division of Academic Specialists, Co-Director of Women’s Pelvic Health Program

Women’s Pelvic Health:
Phone: (312) 996-3448
Fax: (312) 413-3894

Academic Office:
Phone: (312) 996-7430
Fax: (312) 996-4238

Medical School


Rush Medical College Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center


Dr. Sondra Summers is the Director for the Division of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics & Gynecology.  She is an expert in complex gynecology, such as chronic pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding and endometriosis. She offers minimally invasive surgery for these conditions including vaginal, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Summers is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Summers is active in medical student and OBGYN Resident education. In 2015-2016, Dr. Summers was Interim OBGYN Residency Program Director. She has developed several educational curricula that incorporates simulation for surgical and robotic techniques and has presented her research at the Annual Meetings of the American Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Society.  She has also published in the Journal of Robotics Surgery, the Journal of Graduate Education and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summers has just completed the UIC College of Medicine Essentials for Clinicians, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Faculty Development Program.  She will use this expertise to lead safety and quality improvement initiatives in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Summers has been awarded Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor® for 2016 and 2017.

Recent Publications

Summers SL. Chronic Pelvic Pain in: Ambulatory Gynecology (Editors: Knaus JV, Jachtorowycz MJ, Adajar AA, Tam T) Springer 2018; 91-109.

Summers SL, Petzel A, Anderson J, Kenton K. Cervical cancer screening rates in a chart review of adolescent patients at an academic institution before and after the publication of the 2009 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendations. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology 2015;28:258-262.

Tarr, M, Mueller E, Rivard C, Summers S, Kenton K. Robotic objective structured assessment of technical skills: a randomized multicenter dry laboratory training pilot study. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery2014;20:228-236.

Summers S, Anderson J, Petzel A, Tarr M, Kenton K. Development and testing of a robotic surgical training curriculum for novice surgeons. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2014;9:27-35.

Tarr, M, Mueller E, Rivard C, Summers S, Kenton K. Robotic objective assessment of technical skills (ROSATS): a randomized multicenter dry lab training pilot study. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery2014;20:228-236.

Guiahi M, Westhoff CL, Summers S, Kenton K. “Training at a faith-based institution matters for obstetrics and gynecology residents: Results from a regional survey”. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2013;5(2):244-251.