Dr. Summers, triple board eligible in general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery, is excited to join the Southern Surgical Arts family.
“It is an honor to join such a prestigious group of surgeons. The nursing is top notch, and the ancillary staff are second to none.” – Says Dr. Summers
Born and raised in rural Northern Utah, Dr. Summers learned from a young age the value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance while helping with the various duties of a family farm. When not actively working the farm, Dr. Summers could be found participating in any number of sports, playing in a woodshop, or spending time with family and friends. Following high school, Dr. Summers spent two years serving a church-related mission in beautiful Guatemala, where he would also become fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Summers path to medicine began after returning from Guatemala at the University of Utah, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology, and earning a coveted designation on the Dean’s List for his academic achievements.
“I have always been fascinated by the human body, it’s amazing ability to heal and adapt. This naturally led me into the pursuit of medicine, which is as dynamic as the human body.”
Dr. Summers earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, excelling in neuromuscular medicine. Learning how to heal with your hands is a vital part of what it takes to be a surgeon. While there, he served as President of the neuromuscular medicine chapter, representing the school at various national meetings.
Following his medical school training. Dr. Summers moved to Long Island, NY, where he spent 5 years learning the art of general surgery. It was intense and comprehensive surgical training, including countless hours on the plastic and reconstructive surgical teams. Dr. Summers would come to be known for his compassion, leadership, and operative skills and would serve as a chief resident during his 5th year of training. His dedication to advancing surgical knowledge and patient care is evident through his published research on breast cancer and new innovations in breast cancer treatment. Dr. Summers also received special recognition for his outstanding service during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Summers then went on to complete fellowship training in general and facial cosmetic surgery with Southern Surgical Arts. He has always had a passion for cosmetic surgery and his patients will attest to his honesty, compassion, and knowledge of cosmetic surgery.
When he’s not busy attending to his little ones, Dr. Summers can be found engaging in various activities such as working out at the YMCA, critiquing movies, or immersing himself in the beauty of the great outdoors.
Dr. Summers, his wife Amanda, and their 2-year-old twin daughters love calling Chattanooga home. Today, he and his wife find joy in living in Chattanooga with their young twin daughters, Lila and Cora.