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Craig Joseph Sobolewski, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 3116 N. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 660-2370

Dr. Craig Sobolewski is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Duke University. He received his M.D. from the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State University and stayed on as faculty.  His responsibilities there included eventually serving as the OB/GYN Residency Program Director and Chief of Gynecology.

He joined the faculty at Duke University in 2003.  His clinical expertise lies in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical procedures. Dr. Sobolewski has received several awards for his skills as an educator including the Duke University Distinguished Faculty Award, the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, and the CREOG National Faculty Award. He has been invited to speak and teach in China, Japan, and the Philippines. He has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.  He was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the AAGL (formerly American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and was honored to serve in that role from 2010 to 2012.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ohio State University, 1992
  • B.S., University of Dayton, 1987


  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Sobolewski, CJ. "Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy for the treatment of adnexal masses." In Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3rd ed,edited by Pappas, T, Pryor, A and Harnisch, M, 257-262.: Singer, 2007. (Chapter)


Miklos, JR, Sobolewski, C, and Lucente, V. "Laparoscopic management of recurrent vesicovaginal fistula." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 10, no. 2 (1999): 116-117.


Lemus, JF, Abdulhay, G, Sobolewski, C, and Risch, VR. "Cardiac metastasis from carcinoma of the cervix: report of two cases." Gynecol Oncol 69, no. 3 (June 1998): 264-268. (Review)

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