Dr. Summers has been named by Newsweek as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in the United States.
Dr. Summers graduated with Honors and Distinction in Research from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained in General Surgery and received specialty training in Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was the Chief Resident.
Following his Plastic Surgery training, Dr. Summers completed a Fellowship in Microvascular and Hand Surgery with an emphasis on reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Summers concluded his training in a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with Aesthetic Surgery Associates.
Since 1992, Dr. Summers’ graphic artwork has received national recognition and top awards at national conventions. In 1994, Dr. Summers’ artwork was awarded the prestigious honor of being placed in the National Library of Medicine. He has lectured at symposia around the country, where he has been responsible for training other physicians and healthcare professionals in surgical techniques. Dr. Summers has published many articles, won national awards, and has held appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at both the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland.
In 2000, and as featured in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Vital Signs, Dr. Summers performed the first series of breast reconstructions using microsurgical techniques at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Summers has also contributed to articles in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post as well as having been featured on Washington’s WUSA-9 News and Baltimore’s FOX-45 TV.
In 2002, Dr. Summers constructed the first true Medical Spa in the Mid-Atlantic region. His center has received numerous accolades and features a laser center, certified ambulatory surgery center, plastic surgery offices, dermatologic skin care and body treatments all in a spa-like setting.
Dr. Summers was one of the first cosmetic surgeons to introduce minimally invasive facelift techniques to the region. Dr. Summers is recognized both regionally and nationally for having developed a true One Hour Facelift procedure. And, using suture suspension techniques he helped develop since 1996, he has become THE leading regional expert in minimally invasive long-lasting facelift procedures which can be performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Summers is contacted regularly by patients throughout the United States seeking facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime and he is available to help patients dissatisfied with results of procedures they have obtained elsewhere. Additional information about Dr. Summers’ expertise in minimally invasive facelift and necklift procedures can be found by clicking here.
Dr. Summers is involved in on-going clinical research. Most recently, he was a clinical researcher in the FDA evaluation of silicone breast implants, and he was the first regional plastic surgeon to complete both the Mentor and the Allergan Physician Certification Program for silicone gel-filled breast implants. He has participated in the on-going clinical evaluation of various injectable fillers and volumizers. He is one of only three doctors selected nationally to participate in the FDA clinical trials evaluating ultrasonic fat reduction treatments. His current areas of interest include developing new techniques to minimize the appearance of scars; refining non-invasive and minimally invasive protocols to rejuvenate skin; developing and evaluating skin care therapies to improve healing and enhance rejuvenation. Dr. Summers participates in clinical trials and is a principal investigator with Mentor Corporation, Allergan, and Alma Lasers.
Dr. Summers is widely recognized for his expertise at enhancing facial features with fillers. In fact, he was one of the only plastic surgeons in the region selected to participate in the Allergan “JET Study” to evaluate Juvéderm prior to its FDA approval. And, as one of the only board-certified plastic surgeons in the area focusing exclusively on cosmetic surgery. Summers performs thousands of cosmetic procedures each year, making him one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the region.
Dr. Summers has developed an exclusive medical skincare line. Based on his years of experience as a top skincare specialist and drawing from his background in biochemistry and physiology, Dr. Summers developed PureRx® skin care products, one of the first antioxidant skincare product lines with medical grade ingredients.
Dr. Summers has received numerous awards and accolades. In addition to being named as one of America’s Top Physicians every year since 2002, Dr. Summers has been a multiple honoree for a Congressional Committee Physician of the Year award.