Janet Summers, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Janet Summers is an optometrist from Pittsburgh PA. She graduated from Chatham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She then moved to Philadelphia for her Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Doctor of Optometry. Her externships included the Genesee Valley Group Health Plan in Rochester, NY , Everett and Hurite Ophthalmic Associates in Pittsburgh, Pa, and Cumberland Regional Health Plan in NJ where her interest developed in multidisciplinary care . She obtained certification s as a Managed Healthcare Professional and in Nutraceuticals. Upon returning to Pittsburgh, Dr. Summers was appointed Chief of Optometry at Penn Group Health Plan where she served for over 15 years. She then established five private practices where she precepted optometry students from Salus University PA College of Optometry and served as Chair of Continuing education for the Western PA Optometric Society. As adjunct Faculty for Chatham University, Dr. Summers taught Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students. She also served on the Allegheny County Board of Health and as an optometrist at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. As a two-term Chair of the PA Board of Optometry and National Board Clinical Examiner, Dr. Summers became a Regional Quality Assurance Reviewer and was subsequently recruited to San Antonio as Vice President of Clinical Standard s and Medical Director. Her commitment to eye care includes several mission trips to underserved areas of the US and the world, including one to Panama in her first year at the Rosenberg School of Optometry where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Summers is currently enrolled in the MS Program for Organizational Development and Leadership at University of the Incarnate Word.