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Tammy S. Sonn, MD

Tammy S. Sonn, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is honored for her outstanding dedication and talent in the area of medical student teaching.

Colleagues consider Sonn to be a teaching role model with a deep respect for the process of learning. She assumed the role of assistant director of the medical student obstetrics and gynecology clerkship in 2010 and became its director in 2011. In that capacity, she has implemented several changes, including revising the learning objectives and clinical rotations and mentoring residents to become better medical educators.

Medical students’ opinions of her efforts are reflected in their end-of-year clerkship evaluations, which place the clerkship second-best at the school. In those evaluations, they describe Sonn as dedicated, considerate and unfailingly supportive of their needs. In addition, her work has been recognized with five teaching awards in the past three years — three from Washington University medical students and two from the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Sonn’s dedication to teaching also includes serving on several committees related to residency education and curriculum advancement.

In the clinical arena, Sonn’s interests include minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques for common and rare obstetrics and gynecology procedures, recurrent miscarriage, menstrual disorders, menopause, menorrhagia, abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, sexually transmitted infections, benign ovarian masses and fibroid tumors.

Sonn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1999 and her medical degree in 2004 from Rush University. She completed obstetrics and gynecology residency training at Washington University and was recruited to join the faculty in 2008. She was listed in Best Doctors in America in 2013.

Published: 02/20/2015