Dr. Barry Summers graduated with Honors from Drake University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. He spent two years in post-graduate work involved with the subject of circulatory physiology.

Dr. Summers then entered a six-year M.D./Ph.D program at The Chicago Medical School. He received a full tuition scholarship through medical school and graduated with his M.D. and Ph.D degrees. His Ph.D thesis involved cardiovascular physiology. He then went on to complete a General Surgery Residency at The University of Chicago Hospitals and Mount Sinai Medical Center. After residency, he pursued a private practice, which consists of general surgery and phlebology.

Dr. Summers is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His professional memberships include:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Summers has remained active in the medical community and is currently a clinical instructor for surgical residents at the University of Illinois Metro Surgical Program. He has also had teaching experience in the Department of Surgery at Finch University of Medical Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and in the Department of Biosciences at Drake University.


  • Full Medical School Tuition Scholarship
  • Surgery Clerkship Award
  • Recipient: American College of Surgeons
  • Annual Medical Student Award

Dr. Summers is affiliated with St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital.