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Dr. Michael Summerfield

Dr. Michael Summerfield

Dr. Michael Summerfield’s Bio and Credentials

Michael Summerfield, M.D. is a leader in the specialty of refractive and cataract surgery. He completed his training in ophthalmology at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Department of Ophthalmology. During his medical residency, he received multiple awards, which included the Joseph Dessoff Award for outstanding performance by an ophthalmology resident and the Simpson Award for ophthalmology research. During his professional career, he has spent over 10 years teaching surgical techniques. Dr. Summerfield’s primary interests are in the areas of complex intraocular surgery, cataract and refractive surgery including PRK and LASIK eye surgery, and corneal cross-linking. He currently serves on faculty as a Residency Program Director at Georgetown University. In addition, he has established a successful medical and surgical practice in the Washington DC metro area.

Dr. Summerfield has received multiple awards for research and teaching and has published peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He has been invited to lecture in the U.S., as well as internationally. He is actively involved in many ophthalmologic societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is also currently actively involved as an editor of EyeWiki, an online resource for physicians and patients.


Dr. Summerfield’s Education

  • University of Maryland, M.D.
  • Emory University, O.D.

Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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