Richard L. Summers, MD, FACEP is a native of Gulfport Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi magna cum laude in mathematics in 1977. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1981 after which he entered their residency program in internal medicine. Summers then began graduate studies and completed a research fellowship under Drs Arthur C. Guyton and Thomas G. Coleman in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Since 1988 he has been a faculty member at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in various roles including Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and holds joint appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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