Ronald Summers, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Chief (Clinical Image Processing Service) | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Chief (Imaging Biomarkers & Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center  

Senior Investigator | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Chief (Clinical Image Processing Service) | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Chief (Imaging Biomarkers & Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory | National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

 

Ronald M. Summers received the B.A. degree in physics and the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Medicine/Anatomy & Cell Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a medical internship at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, a radiology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and an MRI fellowship at Duke University, Durham, NC.

In 1994, he joined the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD where he is now a tenured Senior Investigator and Staff Radiologist. He is currently Chief of the Clinical Image Processing Service and directs the Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) Laboratory. In 2000, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, presented by Dr. Neal Lane, President Clinton’s science advisor. In 2012, he received the NIH Director’s Award, presented by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. His research interests include virtual colonoscopy, CAD, multi-organ multi-atlas registration and development of large radiologic image databases.

His clinical areas of specialty are thoracic and gastrointestinal radiology and body cross-sectional imaging. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Radiology and Academic Radiology and is a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiologists. He is a program committee member of the Computer-aided Diagnosis program of the annual SPIE Medical Imaging conference. He has co-authored over 300 journal, review and conference proceedings articles and is a coinventor on 12 patents. An avid mentor, he has supervised over 80 trainees.

2017 Presentations & Workshops

Texture Analysis & Morphological Biomarkers In CT
Monday | 11:00-11:10
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Automated Image Analysis & Pattern Recognition
Tuesday | 8:40-8:50
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Toward Fully Automated CT Interpretation Of The Abdomen
Tuesday | 8:50-9:00
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia