Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Ross Summer, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Critical Care/Pulmonary/Allergy/Immunology

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Office Locations

834 Walnut Street
Ste. 650
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-5161
Fax: (215) 923-6003

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Louisiana State University - New Orleans, Medical School


  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital


  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital


  • Boston University Medical Center Hospital

Recent Publications

Obesity-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress causes lung endothelial dysfunction and promotes acute lung injury

T-cadherin deficiency increases vascular vulnerability in T2DM through impaired NO bioactivity

Therapeutic advances in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

C1q deficiency promotes pulmonary vascular inflammation and enhances the susceptibility of the lung endothelium to injury

Obesity-induced adipokine imbalance impairs mouse pulmonary vascular endothelial function and primes the lung for injury

Direct effects of leptin and adiponectin on peripheral reproductive tissues: A critical review

Role of Angiotensin II type 1 receptor on renal NAD(P)H oxidase, oxidative stress and inflammation in nitric oxide inhibition induced-hypertension

IL-15Rα is a determinant of muscle fuel utilization, and its loss protects against obesity

A pneumocyte-macrophage paracrine lipid axis drives the lung toward fibrosis

Plasma adiponectin, clinical factors, and patient outcomes during the acute respiratory distress syndrome

Pleiotropic effects of cavin-1 deficiency on lipid metabolism

Extracellular ATP mediates the late phase of neutrophil recruitment to the lung in murine models of acute lung injury

Chronic alcohol ingestion in rats alters lung metabolism, promotes lipid accumulation, and impairs alveolar macrophage functions

Scleroderma-related lung disease: Are Adipokines Involved Pathogenically?

Obesity paradox?

Obesity: "Priming" the lung for injury

MicroRNA-638 is highly expressed in human vascular smooth muscle cells and inhibits PDGF-BB-induced cell proliferation and migration through targeting orphan nuclear receptor NOR1

Cavin1; a Regulator of Lung Function and Macrophage Phenotype

The adipokine adiponectin has potent anti-fibrotic effects mediated via adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase: Novel target for fibrosis therapy

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Epidemiology and management approaches