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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Family Planning
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • 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)


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sonalkar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

10. 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 : 2016.

Elizabeth G. Raymond, Mark A. Weaver, Karmen S. Louie, Yi-ling Tan, Manuel Bousiéguez, Ana Gabriela Aranguré-Peraza, Elba M. Lugo-Hernández, Patricio Sanhueza, Alisa B. Goldberg, Kelly R. Culwell, Clair Kaplan MSN, Lisa Memmel, Sarita Sonalkar, Roxanne Jamshidi, Beverly Winikoff: Effects of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Injection Timing on Medical Abortion Efficacy and Repeat Pregnancy: A Randomized Trial Obstetrics and Gynecology, accepted manuscript : 2016.

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

Sonalkar, S., McClusky, J., Hou, M.Y., 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.

Sonalkar S, Hou M, Borgatta L: Administration of the etonogestrel contraceptive implant on the day of mifepristone for medical abortion: a pilot study. Contraception 88(5):671-3 : 2013.

Roncari D, Politch JA, Sonalkar S, Finneseth M, Borgatta L: Inflammation or infection at the time of second trimester induced abortion. Contraception 87(1):67-70 : 2013.

Sonalkar S, Mody S, Phillips S, Gaffield ME: Programmatic aspects of postpartum family planning in developing countries: a qualitative analysis of key informant interviews in Kenya and Ethiopia. Afr J Reprod Health 17(3):54-56 : 2013.

Borgatta L, MD, Roncari, D, Sonalkar S, Mark, A, Hou M, Finneseth M, Vragovic, O: Mifepristone vs. osmotic dilator insertion for cervical preparation prior to surgical abortion at 14-16 weeks: a randomized trial. Contraception 86(5):567-571 : 2012.

Academic Contact Info

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

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