Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

128 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Erika Summers, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

128 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Erika M. Summers, MD has a specialized expertise in laser and aesthetic dermatology. She creates comprehensive treatment plans for her patients incorporating neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silikon, Perlane), and lasers (e.g. fractional CO2, Fraxel Dual, pulsed dye laser, IPL) to treat aging, acne scars, rosacea, vascular malformations, and photodamage with non-surgical techniques. She also performs sclerotherapy to treat spider veins on the legs and chemical peels to treat conditions such as melasma and age spots. Dr. Summers trains the Dermatology residents at the University of Utah in the cosmetic portion of their curriculum involving filler and neuromodulator injections, as well as lasers. In 2014 she received a prestigious Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award to train with two of the leading laser specialists in the United States.

In addition, Dr. Summers is Director of the University Inpatient Dermatology Service at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, overseeing the residents in caring for hospitalized patients with complex or life-threatening dermatologic conditions. She also enjoys caring for general dermatology and medical dermatology patients in her clinics.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 22, 2016

Erika Summers is THE BEST!!! She really knows what she's doing and is always so helpful if I have questions! I would recommend her to everybody I know!

November 19, 2016

Excellent interpersonal skills. I would highly recommend to family & friends.

November 19, 2016

Erica Summers was impressive, I'll definitely go back and have already recommended her to a friend

November 16, 2016

I was so grateful to Dr. Summers for making time in her busy schedule to see me that day. I had come to the clinic on the wrong day.

November 14, 2016

she seemed so bothered to be helping us, very cold personality, she didn't want to know anything about us, talked in medical terms the entire time to her scribe.

November 04, 2016

love Dr Summers

October 26, 2016

excellent experience

October 24, 2016

Erika was amazing! She spent a lot of time with me, gave me several options, and plenty of information to take with me. She made me feel very comfortable and I am very confident in her abilities. She is so smart!

September 02, 2016

Dr Summers was great. My experience could have been better.

August 14, 2016

Dr. Summers is extremely knowledgeable and professional.

August 02, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Summers to anyone! I think she's amazing at what she does.

July 30, 2016

fantastic service

July 26, 2016

Dr Summers is FANTASTIC! I have already recommended her to a friend--I think she's extremely smart and talented

July 23, 2016

Dr Summers is always a pleasure to see!

July 14, 2016

Dr. Summers was thorough and confident in her treatment approach. I appreciated that she took time to address my concerns and never minimized my reservations regarding any and all treatments offered. She walked me through each step of the procedure and assessed pain and discomfort throughout. I feel I received stellar care from Dr. Summers!

July 14, 2016

Dr. Summers is amazing!! we love her she sincerely care to patient

June 29, 2016

Very good experience on my first visit with this provider.

June 10, 2016

She gave me all the time I wanted, however, I could sense (barely) the she did not have any time to waste.

May 27, 2016

Dr. Summers has such a lovely demeanor, and is a very thorough doctor. As an east-coast dermatologist's daughter, I so appreciate knowing I have such a skillful person to see for dermatological concerns and preventive care here in Utah.

May 23, 2016

I would really like Dr. Summers to take Select Med + insurance policy so I can continue to see her for medical related issues. However, I will continue to see her for cosmetic needs.

April 16, 2016

Both the physician and nurse were very good in their discussions with me on what they were doing in the exam, the explanation of the exam findings, and the treatment that was prescribed.

April 14, 2016

Dr. Summer's is amazing!

April 08, 2016

Erika makes me feel comfortable and good about what we discuss. She is professional yet approachable.

April 02, 2016

Dt. Summers is friendly, yet professional. She spent extra time with me to try and get optimal results.

March 25, 2016

Dr. Summers has done an amazing job and is an amazingly awesome Doctor. I will recommend her to anyone that has an issue with their skin.

March 14, 2016

Wonderful experience, it was like visiting a friend!

March 13, 2016

I am so impressed with Dr Summers. She spent so much time with me and explained everything very well. I asked many questions and she listened and repainted with such warm friendliness. I immediately trusted her and her opinions. I just can't speak highly enough about her.

February 26, 2016

great doctor

February 22, 2016

A lot of good information was shared but not provided in a written form.

February 21, 2016

I was very comfortable with her.

February 19, 2016

Erika Summers is an awesome Physician! I have seen her on a few occasions, & I have total trust & confidence in her. Erika really knows what she's doing.

February 04, 2016

Dr. Summer was fantastic to deal with.

January 13, 2016

Dr. Summers and staff are very professional and understanding.

December 11, 2015


November 30, 2015

Erica is a great Dr. and she does her best at all times.

November 22, 2015

Dr. Summers is the very best.

November 04, 2015

Dr. Summers is phenomenal. She spent extra time with me to achieve the desired results. It's obvious that she has a passion for her work.

October 29, 2015

She sometimes seemed annoyed that I asked questions or wanted more information.

October 27, 2015

Dr. Summers is fab. Very caring person, and great to talk to, She doesn't just talk about Medical life, she talks about your life and even talks about some parts of hers. (which a lot of docs don't even mention)

October 23, 2015

Erika Summers is absolutely awesome!

July 28, 2015

all good

July 15, 2015

I already have recommender the Dr.

July 02, 2015

Dr. Summers was so kind and patient with me. I look forward to seeing her for all my dermatology needs. Please thank her for her kindness.

July 01, 2015

She's a great doctor.

June 26, 2015

Everything Dr. Summers and her nurses did helped throughout my procedure and visits. I am hopeful and confident.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Summers is amazing. She wanted to know my end goal of care with her and ideal ongoing skin condition. I feel like I received many options for treatments that I can decide between and we will review all of them at my follow-up in 3 months.

May 26, 2015

Very professional and good bedside manner!

May 26, 2015

Great beginning to treat my skin issues!

May 19, 2015

I have seen Dr. Summers for several years and chose to follow her to the MidValley Clinic. She is an excellent doctor and I'm sure these issues will be resolved.

April 23, 2015

Dr Sommers is extremely knowledgeable and friendly

April 18, 2015

Overall, a very good experience.

April 06, 2015

Dr. Summers is fantastic. She stopped on her way out the door to check again that I understood how to use my meds properly after my peel. I've referred several other people to her recently!

March 22, 2015

I was the last appointment of the day. Dr. Summer spent much more time with me than I expected. She took time to fit in a procedure I thought I would need to return for on a different day, which was great for my busy schedule. She also stayed late to make sure this was completed to my satisfaction. I was thrilled to see she had a sense of humor. It is humbling to know somebody is looking for imperfections through a lighted magnifying glass. She and the assistant made me comfortable with conversation and appropriate humor. I won't return to a physician that does not have a sense of humor. I am sure I will be back. She was also up front regarding cost and expense. While this may be uncomfortable, it is necessary. Thanks for a great experience.

March 20, 2015

Dr. Summers and her assistant answered all of my questions and were very informative. they provided excellent care and support.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Summers is an amazing doctor! She is very thorough, and asks questions and really listens! She takes time to go over any issues and to explain the what's and why's of my condition and makes me feel like I am in charge of my treatment. I would highly recommend her.

December 23, 2014

great youn dr. took a lot of time. will definitely recommend to friends

December 18, 2014


December 11, 2014

I like Dr Summer a lot

December 06, 2014

Erika Summers does a great job. Very friendly. I always feel confident in her abilities and recommendations.

December 04, 2014

Dr. Summers is great!

November 30, 2014

The care Erika and her staff provided was exceptional.

October 25, 2014

Dr. Summers and her assistant are always professional and helpful. I have total trust in Dr. Summers' professionalism and advice.

October 16, 2014

I love Dr. Summers. She is the only Derm doctor I will go to, when I call to make my yearly appointments I always make sure they schedule my appointments with her. She is amazing!

September 26, 2014

Wasn't aware that the treatment I recieved would be so disfurging. Wasn't told how long it would take to heal before I was given the treatment.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Summers was excellent! She was not only very professional, she was kind, patient and understanding of my concerns and fears. She explained everything she was looking at and why.

September 19, 2014

Loved her! Excellent physician.

August 21, 2014

Dr.Summers is an amazing physician! She is very thorough in her examination and listens. She puts you at ease even though it is an embarrasing issue. I would highly recomend her to anyone with skin isues.

August 10, 2014

She is very thorough, the best doc since Dr. Leachman left.

July 31, 2014

Dr Summers explained the procedure to me. I knew what to watch for and what results to expect.

April 24, 2014

I've already recommended this provider to my nurse practioner. Dr. Summers is excellent in all areas!

April 03, 2014

Dr. Sommers called me a few days after my treatment to ask if I had any results. When I told her that I was not seeing much in improvement, she told me she wanted me to be happy with my results, and she would try again until I was happy.

March 25, 2014

Dr. Summers was highly professional and was great to work with

March 23, 2014

An excellent experience. The care and concern shown, as well as the time spent to make sure my questions were answered, made this a good experience.

March 17, 2014

I have already told my NP about Dr Summers so she could refer others

March 17, 2014

Dr. Summers has helped tremendously. Lucky she is available

March 06, 2014

Dr. Summers is fabulous. You feel that she really cares and she remembers personal details even though she must see hundreds of patients!!She takes time to listen to my questions and to make sure I understand her directions.

February 28, 2014

The provider did not show as much care for new concerns as in past visits.

February 20, 2014

She was very proactive, I can tell she was very knowledgeable about my issue. She even took the time to look a sample over the microscope right on the spot. She got a WOW!!! Out of me

February 20, 2014

Dr. Summers and staff were very kind and attentive

February 15, 2014

Effective, efficient, and excellence. I could not be more pleased.

February 06, 2014

I have recommended Dr Summers to several of my friends. They will want to schedule in the Murray office

December 20, 2013

Good experience

December 12, 2013

Dr. Summers always takes the time to explain what is going on. She is very compassionate.

November 28, 2013

Definitely will come back

November 27, 2013


November 18, 2013

Already recommended.

November 06, 2013

Dr. Summers has provided me with the best care of my life. She's done a great job treating me, she is very compassionate, and she goes out of her way to make sure I feel cared for.

October 28, 2013

Dr. Summers is a superb physician.

October 22, 2013

I was informed of what I needed to know by the Doctor. Usually before I had a chance to ask.

October 17, 2013

Dr. Summers is great! Very friendly and professional.

October 12, 2013

Fabulous experience

October 07, 2013

Dr. Summers and her assistant were extremely efficient and helpful. All issues were well explained. Dr. Summers was very professional and I will certainly recommend her to others.

September 25, 2013

Even though I would recommend her, I would warn my friends about how I had to wait over a month just to get in, and the time I had to spend in the waiting room.

September 20, 2013

Dr. Summers is my favorite doctor. She is an extremely competent doctor who shows a lot of concern for my health and comfort. She is friendly and fun and I would trust her to do anything.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Summers was one of my favorite doctors ever.

August 13, 2013

Dr. Summers is really an asset to the clinic. She is conscientious in her exam and follow up. She makes you feel like she really cares.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Erica Summers was the bomb! I'm so lucky I ended up with her as my dermatologist. I will definitely recommend her time and time again!

July 25, 2013

Dr.'s follow-up to the issue was thorough and she went the extra mile to take care of my issues.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Drug Eruptions
  • Lasers

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Erika Summers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology with a clinical and academic focus on aesthetic dermatology and complex inpatient dermatology. She is board certified in both Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Prior to her Dermatology residency at the University of Utah, she completed Internal Medicine residency at the Harvard-affiliated hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2008. After completing her Internal Medicine training, she worked as an Instructor for the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians and an Internal Medicine hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Since joining the Department of Dermatology in 2012, Dr. Summers has specialized in the use of lasers, neuromodulators, fillers, and sclerotherapy to address both cosmetic and medical dermatologic conditions. She enjoys the art of skin rejuvenation with non-surgical techniques and develops comprehensive multi-modality treatment regimens for her patients. She also provides hands-on training for the residents in lasers and aesthetics.

Dr. Summers is Director of the University Inpatient Dermatology Service at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, and she teaches the residents to care for the complex hospitalized patient. Both in Internal Medicine and in Dermatology, she has been passionate about training residents and medical students.

Her research interests include laser treatments for various dermatologic conditions, the development of biomarkers to identify culprit drugs in the setting of drug eruptions and polypharmacy, and management of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah
Residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medicine, Summa Cum Laude
Undergraduate Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences
Biology, Magna Cum Laude


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