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Erika Summers
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Erika Summers, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Midvalley Health Center

Murray
801-581-2955
  • Erika M. Summers, MD has a specialized expertise in laser and aesthetic dermatology. She is the Director at the University of Utah Department of Dermatology's Division of Cosmetic Dermatology. She trains the medical staff and aestheticians in the cosmetic division to provide safe and cutting-edge treatment for her patients. She creates comprehensive treatment plans for her patients incorporating neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silikon, Bellafill), and lasers (e.g. fractional CO2, Fraxel Dual, pulsed dye laser, IPL, Picosure) 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 is adept with CO2 resurfacing for acne scars, traumatic scars, and reversal of signs of aging. 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

    American Board of Dermatology

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 310 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 23, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    So grateful I was referred to Dr. Summers. My challenges were not easy, but she took me on. No regrets.

    April 15, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Chronically late for appointments and never apologizes for the long wait time. Can be a little aloof and acts bothered sometimes by the patients coming in to seek her care.

    April 13, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Thanks Dr Erika M Summers for taking care of me diligently. DVo

    April 10, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Very knowledgeable and professional!

    April 04, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers is very friendly and answered all my questions. She is meticulous and provides excellent care.

    April 03, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Summers¿s explains things so well, makes sure she gets your input and then proceeds with a coordinated plan

    April 03, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers provided me with excellent care and concern. She looked closely at my areas of concern and outlined my choices for successful improvement, including costs for each option. I feel comfortable with my path forward and that she has the experience and expertise to provide that service.

    April 02, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers is caring and listens to what I want. I like how she makes me look and feel. Just what I need.

    March 20, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Summers and her staff are A+. I would highly recommend them to everybody!

  • Erika M. Summers, MD has a specialized expertise in laser and aesthetic dermatology. She is the Director at the University of Utah Department of Dermatology's Division of Cosmetic Dermatology. She trains the medical staff and aestheticians in the cosmetic division to provide safe and cutting-edge treatment for her patients. She creates comprehensive treatment plans for her patients incorporating neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silikon, Bellafill), and lasers (e.g. fractional CO2, Fraxel Dual, pulsed dye laser, IPL, Picosure) 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 is adept with CO2 resurfacing for acne scars, traumatic scars, and reversal of signs of aging. 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 -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Dermatology

    Education history

    Residency Dermatology - University of Utah Resident
    Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine, Summa Cum Laude - University of Maryland School of Medicine M.D.
    Biology, Magna Cum Laude - Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Pamatmat JJ, Gonzalez CD, Euwer R, Summers E, Smart D, Goff HW (2021). Novel use of poly-L-lactic acid filler for the treatment of facial cutaneous atrophy in patients with connective tissue disease. J Cosmet Dermatol, 20(11), 3462-3466. (Read full article)
    2. Noe MH, Rosenbach M, Hubbard RA, Mostaghimi A, Cardones AR, Chen JK, Cotliar J, Davis MDP, Dominguez A, Fox LP, Hughey LC, Kaffenberger BH, Kroshinsky D, Kwong BY, Miller DD, Musiek A, Ortega-Loayza AG, Sharon VR, Shinkai K, Summers EM, Wanat KA, Wetter DA, Worswick S, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Micheletti RG (2020). Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Model for In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients With Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis-ABCD-10. JAMA Dermatol, 155(4), 448-454. (Read full article)
    3. Micheletti RG, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Noe MH, Stephen S, Aleshin M, Agarwal A, Boggs J, Cardones AR, Chen JK, Cotliar J, Davis MDP, Dominguez A, Fox LP, Gordon S, Hamrick R, Ho B, Hughey LC, Jones LM, Kaffenberger BH, Kindley K, Kroshinsky D, Kwong BY, Miller DD, Mostaghimi A, Musiek A, Ortega-Loayza AG, Patel R, Posligua A, Rani M, Saluja S, Sharon VR, Shinkai K, John JS, Strickland N, Summers EM, Sun N, Wanat KA, Wetter DA, Worswick S, Yang C, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Rosenbach M (2018). Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Multicenter Retrospective Study of 377 Adult Patients from the United States. J Invest Dermatol, 138(11), 2315-2321. (Read full article)
    4. Saluja SS, Walker ML, Summers EM, Tristani-Firouzi P, Smart DR (2017). Safety of non-ablative fractional laser for acne scars within 1 month after treatment with oral isotretinoin: A randomized split-face controlled trial. Lasers Surg Med, 49(10), 886-890. (Read full article)
    5. Summers EM, Blickenstaff NR, Coman GC, Martins TB, Hill HR, Sontheimer RD (2017). A pilot study evaluating biomarker development for drug-induced chronic eczematous eruptions of aging individuals. Ann Transl Med, 5(20), 393. (Read full article)
    6. Curtis JA, Christensen LC, Paine AR, Collins Brummer G, Summers EM, Cochran AL, Petersen MJ, Hull CM (2016). Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis treatments: An Internet survey. J Am Acad Dermatol, 74(2), 379-80. (Read full article)
    7. Hawkes JE, Karavan M, Bowen AR, Summers EM (2014). Non-uraemic calciphylaxis and pancreatic cancer: a previously unreported association. Br J Dermatol.
    8. Summers EM, Bingham CS, Dahle KW, Sweeney C, Ying J, Sontheimer RD (2013). Chronic eczematous eruptions in the aging: further support for an association with exposure to calcium channel blockers. JAMA Dermatol, 149(7), 814-8. (Read full article)
    9. Wong JW, Summers EM, Taylor MB, Harris RM (2011). Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus treated with a combination erbium/CO2 laser: a case and brief review. Dermatol Online J, 17(9), 10. (Read full article)
    10. Summers E, Samadashwily G, Florell SR (2011). A unique presentation of an Epstein-Barr virus-associated natural killer/T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in a white male adolescent. Arch Dermatol, 147(2), 216-20. (Read full article)
    11. Summers EM, Kendrick CG (2008). Primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis and CREST syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. Cutis, 82(1), 55-9. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Hawkes JE, Karavan M, Bowen AR, Summers EM (2014). Nonuraemic calciphylaxis and pancreatic cancer: a previously unreported association. [Letter to the editor]. Br J Dermatol, 171(5), 1247-8. (Read full article)