Robert L Summitt, Jr, MD - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee


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Robert L Summitt, Jr, MD

Undergraduate Degree: Rhodes College
Graduation Date: 1979

Medical School Attended: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Graduation Date: 1983

Internship: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Internship Date: 1984

Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Graduation Date: 1987

Fellowship: Urogynecology, University of California, Irvine
Fellowship Date: 1989

Areas of Special Interest: Urogynecology, Pelvic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence

Languages Spoken: English

Professional Organizations: Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American Urogynecologic Society

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Robert L. Summitt, Jr. is a 1979 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rhodes College. He completed medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1983 and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1987. Following residency training, Dr. Summitt completed fellowship training in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine from 1987 to 1988. He then returned to Memphis where he joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summitt achieved the rank of Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as Chief of the Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. From 1996 to 2004, he also served as the Residency Program Director. He is currently Clinical Professor, OB/GYN at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Summitt's regional tertiary referral practice focuses on care of women with urinary incontinence, genital prolapse, and other disorders of the female urinary tract. In addition, he has focused on treating gynecologic diseases that have typically required hysterectomy, offering alternative therapies to surgery. He has performed research and published over 60 journal articles and book chapters in his chosen field, developing a nationally recognized expertise in Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Summitt was recognized in Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the top physicians for women in the United States. He is also listed as one of "The Best Doctors in Memphis" by Memphis Magazine. Since 2003, Dr. Summitt has annually been listed as one of the "Top Physicians" in Obstetrics and Gynecology by Consumers' Research Council of America 2003-2007. Dr. Summitt is one of four Urogynecologists in the country who have been elected to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology's Subcommittee on Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine.

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