James Sumners, MD

James Sumners, MD, FAAP, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology Indianapolis, IN


Office Address

    Suite 200
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: (317) 415-8070
    Fax: (317) 415-8071

James Sumners, MD, FAAP, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology Indianapolis, IN


Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology: Maternal & Fetal Medicine/High Risk
  • Clinical Interests: Reduction of neonatal death and damage through obstetric intervention in women at risk of extreme premature birth; Pregnancy; Gestational Age; Transportation of Patients; Intensive Care Units

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorIndiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
    Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1983-1986); Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993-2001)
  • Medical DirectorSt. Vincent Health
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Medical DirectorSt. Vincent Center for Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Medical DirectorFollas Laboratories
    Indianapolis, IN
  • PhysicianCenter for Prenatal Diagnosis, P.C.
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Medical DirectorMethodist Hospital of Indiana
    Indianapolis, IN
    Associate Director, Obstetric Education and Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1986-1991); Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Section, Medical Staff (1989-1999)
  • Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynecology and InstructorUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
    Chicago, IL
  • HeadMount Sinai Medical Center
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Associate ProfessorMedical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Clinical DirectorUniversity Hospital
    Birmingham, AL
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
    Birmingham, AL
    Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1976-1977)
  • USNR, Active Duty (Honorable discharge)Naval Regional Medical Center
    Jacksonville, FL

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • University of Alabama School of MedicineUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
  • St Jude Childrens Res Hospital
  • Ohio State University HospitalOhio State University Hospital
  • University of Tennessee College of MedicineUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License1983 - 2015
  • American Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyObstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyMaternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of PediatricsNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Indianapolis MonthlyCastle 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


    • 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


    • ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice Member 2014 - Present

    Professional Memberships

    • American Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow
    • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology - ACOGFellow

    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
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