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Sarita R. Sonalkar, MD

Sarita R. Sonalkar, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Sonalkar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adolescent Gynecology Care
  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Family Planning
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)

Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Society of Family Planning, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sonalkar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Akers Aletha Y, Harding Jennifer, Perriera Lisa K, Schreiber Courtney, Garcia-Espana J Felipe, Sonalkar Sarita: Satisfaction With the Intrauterine Device Insertion Procedure Among Adolescent and Young Adult Women. Obstetrics and gynecology : 2018.

Colwill Alyssa Covelli, Schreiber Courtney A, Sammel Mary D, Sonalkar Sarita: Six-week retention after postplacental copper intrauterine device placement. Contraception 97 (3): 215-218,2018.

Akers Aletha Y, Steinway Caren, Sonalkar Sarita, Perriera Lisa K, Schreiber Courtney, Harding Jennifer, Garcia-Espana J Felipe: Reducing Pain During Intrauterine Device Insertion: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Adolescents and Young Women. Obstetrics and gynecology 130 (4): 795-802,2017.

Sonalkar S, Gurney EP, McAllister A, Schreiber CA: A randomized pilot evaluation of individual-level abortion stigma resulting from Pennsylvania mandated abortion counseling. Contraception epub ahead of print : 2017.

Sonalkar S, Ogden SN, Tran LK, Chen AY: Comparison of complications associated with induction by misoprostol versus dilation and evacuation for second-trimester abortion Int J Gynaecol Obstet epub ahead of print : 2017.

Raymond EG, Weaver MA, Louie KS, Tan YL, Bousiéguez M, Aranguré-Peraza AG, Lugo-Hernández EM, Sanhueza P, Goldberg AB, Culwell KR, Kaplan C, Memmel L, Sonalkar S, Jamshidi R, Winikoff B: Effects of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Injection Timing on Medical Abortion Efficacy and Repeat Pregnancy: A Randomized Trial. Obstet Gynecol 128 (4): 739-45,2016.

Raymond EG, Weaver MA, Tan YL, Louie KS, Bousiéguez M, Lugo-Hernández EM, Aranguré-Peraza AG, Sanhueza P, Kaplan C, Sonalkar S, Goldberg AB, Culwell KR, Memmel L, Jamshidi R, Winikoff B: Effect of immediate compared with delayed insertion of etonogestrel implants on medical abortion efficacy and repeat pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 127(2):306-12 : 2016.

Holland E, Michelis LD, Sonalkar S, Curry CL: Barriers to Immediate Post-placental Intrauterine Devices among Attending Level Educators. Women's Health Issues 25(4):355-8 : 2015.

Sonalkar S, McClusky J, Hou MY, Borgatta L: Administration of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on the day of mifepristone for medical abortion: a pilot study. Contraception 91:174-177 : 2015.

Mark A, Sonalkar S, Borgatta L: One-year continuation of the etonogestrel contraceptive implant in women with postabortion or interval placement. Contraception 88(5):619-23 : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3400 Spruce Street, 1000 Courtyard

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 615-5234
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)