Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Ross S. Summer, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor

Critical Care/Pulmonary/Allergy/Immunology
Pulmonary Medicine (Not Accepting New Patients)

Make An Appointment

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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

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

Severe airflow obstruction in a man with stomatitis and lymphadenopathy

Muc1 deficiency exacerbates pulmonary fibrosis in a mouse model of silicosis

Protein folding and the challenges of maintaining endoplasmic reticulum proteostasis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Target-Specific Delivery of an Antibody That Blocks the Formation of Collagen Deposits in Skin and Lung

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

An official American thoracic society workshop report: Obesity and metabolism an emerging frontier in lung health and disease

Binding of CIB1 to the aIIb tail of aIIbβ3 is required for FAK recruitment and activation in platelets

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Surfactant lipids at the host-environment interface metabolic sensors, suppressors, and effectors of inflammatory lung disease

Therapeutic advances in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management

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

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria for Severe Sepsis

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

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

To the editor

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