Skip to main content
James Sumners, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Carmel, IN, St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Services, Inc

JamesEdwardSumnersMDFAAP, FACOG(He/Him)

Obstetrics & Gynecology Carmel, IN

Maternal & Fetal Medicine/High Risk


Overview of Dr. Sumners

Dr. James Sumners, MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist in Carmel, Indiana. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He is affiliated with St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Services, Inc.

Skills & Expertise

  • Reduction of neonatal death and damage through obstetric intervention in women at risk of extreme premature birth, General obstetrics, Gestational Age, Transport medicine, Intensive Care Units, Maternal and fetal medicine, Robotic-assisted laparoscopy

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineFellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1983 - 1985
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1980 - 1983
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    University of Tennessee College of MedicineResidency, Pediatrics, 1970 - 1972
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalInternship, Surgery, 1969 - 1970
  • Other
    OtherClass of 1969, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1983 - 2023
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1983 - 2023
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1980 - 1984
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1977 - 1981
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1974 - 1981
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1973 - 1983
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1969 - 1988
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Indianapolis Monthly Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Fellow (FACOG) American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow (FAAP) American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Robotic-assisted prophylactic transabdominal cervical cerclage in singleton pregnancies  
    Foster TL; Addleman RN; Moore ES; Sumners JE, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 11/1/2013
  • Robotic-assisted transabdominal cerclage (RoboTAC) in the non-pregnant patient  
    Moore, E.S.; Foster, T.L.; McHugh, K.; Addleman, R.N.; Sumners, J.E., Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 10/1/2012
  • Neonatal Functional Lung Maturity Relative to Gestational Age at Delivery, Fetal Growth, and Pregnancy Characteristics in Triplet Births  
    Moore, E.S.; ElNaggar, A.C.; Wareham, J.A.; Ramsey, C.J.; Sumners, J.E., The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 1/1/2012
  • Join now to see all


  • Robotic-Assisted Prophylactic Transabdominal Cerclage in Singleton Pregnancies
    Sumners, J.E.; Foster, T.L.; Addleman, R.N.; Moore, E.S., Poster presentation at the 79th Annual Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Chicago, IL, 10/17/2012
  • Transabdominal Cervical Cerclage: Its Potential Role in Prevention of Extreme Prematurity / Trouble at the Border: The Role for Obstetrics in the Reduction of Death an...
    Sumners, J.E., Guest Speaker and Presentations at the 27th Annual Perinatal Progress Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 11/16/2011
  • Retrospective Study of Obstetric Antecedents Associated with Preeclampsia Before 28 Weeks Gestation.
    Shaffer, SA; Moore, ES; Sumners, JE, Poster presentation at the 59th Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC, 4/30/2011
  • Join now to see all


  • Member, ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice 2014 - 2016

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem Blue Access PPO
    Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    AvMed Health Open Access
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
    Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Please verify your coverage with the provider's office directly when scheduling an appointment