Michael Summers, MD, joined the MU-COM clinical faculty as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in July, 2017. He has been a practicing Family Physician since 1988. He will use his years of clinical experience to teach clinical skills to students throughout their years at MU-COM.
Dr. Summers earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Butler University in 1981, followed by his MD degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his Family Practice Residency from Community Hospital Indianapolis in 1988. He is a Board Certified Family Physician since 1988.
While in private practice, Dr. Summers often taught residents and medical students rotating through his office. He enjoys teaching clinical skills, as well as educating students on all aspects of medicine. He has special interest in preventative care, diabetes, sports medicine, Family Practice procedures, physician well-being, and coordination of modern healthcare.
Dr. Summers served as the Clinical Director at Community Hospital Residency program as well as the Medical Director for Hancock Physician Network. Dr. Summers was voted a Top Doctor in Family Medicine by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Indiana State Medical Association, and Indiana Academy of Family Physician. Dr. Summers volunteers as a Family Physician at the Trinity Free Clinic for uninsured and indigent patients.
Dr. Summers’ scholarly interests include patient centered medical care, mentoring students in clinical situations, and working with undergraduate medical students to develop a holistic approach to treating patients. He also hopes to help students navigate the healthcare system and encourage physician wellness.