Sondra Summers, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director Division of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Co-Director of Women’s Pelvic Health
Sondra Summers, MD 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, laparoscopic and DaVinci robotic 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 many 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 been awarded Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor® for 2016.
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(4):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 Surgery 2014;20(4):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(1):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 Surgery 2014;20(4):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.
Recent Abstracts & Presentations
“Teaching robotics skills with dry lab and computerized simulators.”
Round Table Discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2014
“Are academic physicians compliant with American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists recommendations for cervical cancer screening.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Congress Obstetricians and Gynecologists, New Orleans, LA, May, 2013
“Robotics for Gynecologic Surgery.” Presentation developed with collaboration between sub specialist gynecologists at Loyola University Medical Center for presentation by Dr. Linda Brubaker Helsinki, Finland, February, 2013.