As the proud owner and operator of Washington Eye Institute, Dr. Summerfield prides himself on providing the best care for his patients. With over a decade of experience and thousands of procedures under his belt, Dr. Summerfield continues to believe that the most important part of what he does is providing each patient with an individualized approach and care plan based on their ophthalmic needs to achieve their best visual potential. Dr. Summerfield routinely implements the latest advances and technology into his surgeries. Dr. Summerfield is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, with special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. He completed his ophthalmology training from Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Department of Ophthalmology. During this time he was honored with several awards including the Joseph Dessoff Award for outstanding performance by an ophthalmology resident and the Simpson Award for ophthalmology research.
Prior to this, Dr. Summerfield graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a degree in Biology. He then returned to his home state and received his Medical Degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland. 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 provides free glaucoma screenings to high-risk individuals.
Dr. Summerfield extends his knowledge and techniques outside of the office and the operating room as the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director of Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. He is involved in the training and education of residents in all aspects of their learning. He works with WNEC and charitable organizations to identify people in the Washington, DC community who may have undiagnosed eye disease. Dr. Summerfield participates in overseas mission trips and addresses local civic groups on eye care and disease prevention. One of his most cherished accomplishments was being selected as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award, bestowed upon him by the residents of Georgetown University for excellence in teaching.
He loves his family and spends his time with them when he is not with his patients. He and his wife Yael have two children, Jack and Ava.