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Vivian E. von Gruenigen, MD

(330) 379-3514

Summa Physicians Inc. - Gynecologic Oncology


  • Gynecologic Oncology

Gender: Female

Office Locations

Primary Address 161 N. Forge St. Ste. 298 Akron, Ohio, 44304 Get Directions

Alternate Address 75 Arch St. Ste. B1 Akron, Ohio, 44304 Get Directions

Alternate Address 525 E. Market St. Akron, Ohio, 44304 Get Directions

Alternate Address 3780 Medina Rd. Ste. 220 Medina, Ohio, 44256 Get Directions


Specialty Interests

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecologic Oncology


Medical School

  • Wright State University School of Medicine


  • Akron City Hospital


  • University of Texas S.W. Medical Center

Research & Publications

For more publications by Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D., please visit PubMed.

Professional Highlights

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D., is the author of more than 100 journal articles and abstracts and is an editorial board member at Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. von Gruenigen is a board member at Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Exxcellence Foundation and Summa Health System’s Accountable Care Organization. She is a dual board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also is the principal investigator (PI) for two active NCI funded Gynecologic Oncology Group clinical trials, which focus on unmet needs in women with ovarian cancer. Dr. von Gruenigen is also the Summa Foundation’s endowed chair in women’s health. Prior to her position at Summa Health System, Dr. von Gruenigen was director of robotic surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Awards and Honors

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D., has received numerous teaching and research awards from multiple institutions. Dr. von Gruenigen has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as well as one of “America’s Top Oncologists” by Cleveland Magazine. She was honored by the Athena International Leadership organization in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 she was awarded Outstanding Alumni Award for Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Also in 2012, she received the 1st Annual Richard Ireland Award at the World Congress Leadership Summit on the Business of Women’s Health.


Biographical Sketch

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D., is a recognized expert in gynecologic oncology. She serves as system medical director, women’s health services at Summa Health System and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals. Her research has been funded by the government, Lance Armstrong Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and Summa Foundation. She is founder of the blog Flourish and can be found on Twitter @DoctorViv.

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