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Ronald Alan Summers, MD

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Wake Orthopaedics
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
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Office Location
Orthopaedics - Brier Creek
800 TW Alexander Drive, Suite 224
WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Office Location
Orthopaedics - Cary
222 Ashville Avenue
Suite 20
Cary, NC 27518
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Office Location
Orthopaedics - Apex
120 Healthplex Way
WakeMed Apex Healthplex, Suite 206
Apex, NC 27502
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Knee, Pediatric Injuries, Shoulder, Elbow, Sports Medicine
Undergraduate Degree
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, GA
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Memberships
American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, North Carolina Orthopedic Society and the Wake County Medical Society
Clinical instructor in a physician assistant program

Dr. Summers is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Originally from Del Mar, California, he completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where he played football and rugby. He went on to serve as a research assistant at the University of California-San Diego in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Biochemistry Division, and then attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following an internship with the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE, Dr. Summers completed the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program at St. Mary's Hospital and an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, GA.

Dr. Summers is an active member of the American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, North Carolina Orthopedic Society and the Wake County Medical Society. He is the team doctor to Middle Creek High School in Apex, previously served as the team doctor to Enloe High School in Raleigh, and received the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Award for Medical Service to Member Schools in 2009. Dr. Summers also participates in a high school student mentor/job shadow program, the NC State pre-med mentor/job shadow program, and is a clinical instructor in a physician assistant program.

Dr. Summers is an accomplished surgeon with expertise in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle. Dr. Summers performs total knee replacements, as well as partial or unicompartmental knee replacements. He cares for a variety of orthopedic conditions and feels well suited to care for all patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Honors and Rewards
North Carolina High School Athletic Association Award for Medical Service to Member Schools
Insurance We Accept

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