Robert W. Summers, Internist
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Robert W. Summers


200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City Iowa, 52242


Robert W. Summers, MD, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.  He is now the Director of Clinical Programs for the Gastroenterology Department.  During his time in practice, he specialized in motility disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancer, and radiation enteritis.  Dr. Summers conducted research and clinical trials in several specialties of gastroenterology, including the muscle of the small and large intestine, polyps, and inflammatory bowel disease.  He is the co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including "Trichuris suis therapy in Crohn's disease" from Gut, and "A randomized trial of aspirin to prevent colorectal adenomas", from The New England Journal of Medicine; to name just a few.  He is also a world renowned speaker and credits his success to his excellent team of mentors and colleagues. 

Education and Training

The University of Iowa

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine


Provider Details

MaleEnglish 58 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Internal Medicine

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Lecturing, public speaking, and teaching -


  • The University of Iowa

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Physiological Society

Articles and Publications

  • Articles and Books

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Hard work, Mentors, and Colleagues

Hobbies / Sports

  • Football, Basketball, Photography, Music, Piano, Guitar, Reading, Traveling

Favorite professional publications

  • National Geographic, International Traveler

Robert W. Summers's Practice location

200 Hawkins Drive -
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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