Director, MedStar Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Ophthalmology Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Michael Summerfield, MD, is director of the MedStar Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center ophthalmology residency program. He is assistant clinical professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, planning committee co-director for the Washington Ophthalmology Residents Consortium and medical director of the Washington Eye Institute.
Training, Education and Research
Dr. Summerfield received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2002. He completed a one-year internal medicine internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 2003, and joined the MedStar Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center ophthalmology residency program. Dr. Summerfield completed his residency training in 2006. He earned a business of medicine certificate from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business in 2008.
During his residency, he participated in an ophthalmology relief mission in Honduras, which provided free eye care to remote communities. From 2001-2006, he volunteered with the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation, which organized the Student Sight Savers project to provide free glaucoma screenings to high-risk individuals.
Dr. Summerfield has been the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director since 2010. He is involved in the training and education of residents in all aspects of their learning, including the clinical setting, operating rooms, and research. He works with WNEC and charitable organizations to identify people in the Washington, DC, community who may have undiagnosed eye disease. He participates in overseas mission trips and addresses local civic groups on eye care and disease prevention.
Honors, Awards and Society Memberships
Dr. Summerfield is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society and American Medical Association.
During his residency, Dr. Summerfield received the Joseph Dessoff award for outstanding performance by an ophthalmology resident and the William J.G. Davis award for best research paper. In 2009, ophthalmology residents at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center honored him with the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching.
American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Summerfield's clinical and research interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery, anterior segment conditions and surgery and clinical education outcomes.