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Michael Summerfield, MD


Dr. Michael Summerfield is the esteemed owner and operator of Washington Eye Institute. With a career enriched by over a decade of experience and a remarkable repertoire of procedures, Dr. Summerfield is renowned for his individualized patient care and commitment to achieving optimal visual outcomes. His approach is rooted in tailoring care plans to meet each patient’s unique needs, a philosophy he lives by.

Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Summerfield specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, where he consistently integrates the latest advances and technology. His distinguished medical journey began at Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology. He then earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Maryland. He further honed his talents during his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Department of Ophthalmology, where he received awards like the Joseph Dessoff Award for outstanding performance and the Simpson Award for research excellence.

Dr. Summerfield’s commitment is evident in his participation in an ophthalmology relief mission in Honduras and his volunteer work with the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation. As the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the field, training residents in all aspects of their education. His community involvement extends to working with WNEC and charitable organizations to aid those with undiagnosed eye diseases in the Washington area.

His dedication to teaching was recognized when he was honored with the Golden Apple Award by the residents of Georgetown University.

When not engaged in his professional duties, Dr. Summerfield cherishes time with his family, enjoying moments with his wife, Yael, and their two children, Jack and Ava.

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