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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

Dr. Sonalkar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometritis
  • Family Planning
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
  • Pregnancy
  • Teenage Pregnancy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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:

Deshpande NA, Labora A, Sammel MD, Schreiber CA, Sonalkar S: Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Operative Time in Women Receiving Immediate Postpartum Tubal Ligation. Contraception 100(2):106-110 : 2019.

Frarey A, Schreiber C, McAllister A, Shaber A, Sonalkar S, Sammel MD, Long JA: Pathways to Abortion at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Examining Obesity and Delays. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 51 : 35-41,2019.

O'Flynn O'Brien KL, Akers AY, Perriera LK, Schreiber CA, Garcia-Espana JF, Sonalkar S: Intrauterine Device Insertion Procedure Duration in Adolescent and Young Adult Women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 32(3):312-315 : 2019.

Sonalkar S, Hunter T, Gurney EP, McAllister A, Schreiber CA: A Decision Analysis Model of 1-Year Effectiveness of Intended Postplacental Compared With Intended Delayed Postpartum Intrauterine Device Insertion. Obstet Gynecol 132(5):1211-1221 : 2018.

Gurney EP, Sonalkar S, Mcallister A, Sammel MD, Schreiber CA: Six-month expulsion of postplacental copper intrauterine devices placed after vaginal delivery. Amer J Obstet Gynecol 219(2):183.e1-183.e9 : 2018.

Schreiber CA, Creinin MD, Atrio J, Sonalkar S, Ratcliffe SJ, Barnhart KT: Mifepristone Pretreatment for the Medical Management of Early Pregnancy Loss. N Engl J Med 378(23) : 2161-2170,2018.

Akers AY, Harding J, Perriera LK, Schreiber C, Garcia-Espana JF, Sonalkar S: Satisfaction With the Intrauterine Device Insertion Procedure Among Adolescent and Young Adult Women. Obstet Gynecol 131(6):1130-1136 : 2018.

Colwill AC, Schreiber CA, Sammel MD, Sonalkar S: Six-week retention after postplacental copper intrauterine device placement. Contraception 97 (3): 215-218,2018.

Sonalkar S, Gurney EP, McAllister A, Schreiber CA: A randomized pilot evaluation of individual-level abortion stigma resulting from Pennsylvania mandated abortion counseling. Contraception 96(4):227-232 : 2017.

Akers AY, Steinway C, Sonalkar S, Perriera LK, Schreiber C, Harding J, Garcia-Espana JF: Reducing Pain During Intrauterine Device Insertion: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Adolescents and Young Women. Obstet Gynecol 130 (4): 795-802,2017.

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)