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Craig Joseph Sobolewski, MD

Sobolewski
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 3116 N. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 660-2370
Email: craig.sobolewski@duke.edu

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

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Publications

Sobolewski, CJ. "Electrosurgery." In Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Evidence-Based Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic & Robotic Surgeries.: JP Medical Ltd, March 9, 2016. (Chapter)

Scholars@Duke

Mikhail, E, Cain, MA, Shah, M, Solnik, MJ, Sobolewski, CJ, and Hart, S. "Does Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Increase the Risk of Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence? An Analysis of Outcomes from Multiple Academic Centers and a Review of the Literature." Surgical technology international 27 (November 2015): 157-162. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Teoh, D, Lowery, WJ, Jiang, X, Ehrisman, J, Halvorson, P, Broadwater, G, Bentley, R, Secord, AA, Sobolewski, C, Berchuck, A, Havrilesky, LJ, Valea, FA, and Lee, PS. "Vaginal cuff thermal injury by mode of colpotomy at total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a randomized clinical trial." February 2015.

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Hart, S, Hashemi, L, and Sobolewski, CJ. "Effect of a disposable automated suturing device on cost and operating room time in benign total laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures." Jsls : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17, no. 4 (October 2013): 508-516.

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Hart, S, and Sobolewski, CJ. "The benefits of using barbed sutures with automated suturing devices in gynecologic endoscopic surgeries." Surg Technol Int 23 (September 2013): 161-165.

Scholars@Duke

Sobolewski, CJ. "Electrosurgery: The newest energy-based devices." Contemporary Ob/Gyn 58, no. 10 (January 1, 2013).

Scholars@Duke

Yeung, PP, Bolden, CR, Westreich, D, and Sobolewski, C. "Patient preferences of cosmesis for abdominal incisions in gynecologic surgery." Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 20, no. 1 (January 2013): 79-84.

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Sobolewski, C, Yeung, PP, and Hart, S. "Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in gynecology." Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38, no. 4 (December 2011): 741-755. (Review)

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Hart, S, Yeung, P, and Sobolewski, CJ. "Laparo-endoscopic single site hysterectomy in gynecologic surgery." Surg Technol Int 20 (October 2010): 195-206.

Scholars@Duke

Schwartz, M, Abbott, KR, Glazerman, L, Sobolewski, C, Jarnagin, B, Ailawadi, R, and Lucente, V. "Positive symptom improvement with laparoscopic uterosacral ligament repair for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse: interim results from an active multicenter trial." J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14, no. 5 (September 2007): 570-576.

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