Jeffrey T Summers, M.D., P.A.

Jeffrey T Summers has been exclusively practicing pain management and spinal intervention since 1995. He currently holds board-certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr Summers graduated from the University of Mississippi and attended medical school at University of Mississippi Medical College. He did an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Summers enjoys having personal interactions with his patients and chose to study spine intervention over a less personal field of practice like operative anesthesiology. He completed a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, Texas, and a second research fellowship at the Pain Relief Institute and Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in England.

Dr Summers has served on the Board of Directors of the International Spine Intervention Society and served as the President of the Society in 2014-2016. He has served and is currently serving on multiple committees for the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the International Pain and Spine Intervention Society (IPSIS). He continues to work as a consultant, advisor, or director for various insurance carriers, and has assisted in developing national and international guidelines for the treatment of spine disorders.

Dr Summers’ medical career specializes in disorders of the spine with spine-related pain and nerve injuries. He also specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and works as part of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team approach that includes the specialties of neurology, neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His primary treatment goal is the restoration of function through the management of pain and physical rehabilitation.

Dr Summers currently serves as a Master Level Instructor for the International Pain and Spine Intervention Society, where he travels to instruct physicians from all over the world in advanced interventional spine injections and techniques. National and international awards have included Becker’s ASC Review “70 Pain Management Physicians to Know,” The Robert McGuire Worker’s Compensation Compassionate Physician Award, and the 2023 IPSIS Richard Derby Distinguished Service Award.

 

UNDERGRADUATE University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, 1975 – 1979
Majors: Zoology
Summa Cum Laude

MEDICAL SCHOOL University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, 1979 – 1983

Physician member, Space Shuttle Rapid Rescue Team, 1989 – 1990
Instructor, Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Injection Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society,
Atlanta, GA, May 10-11, 1998
Instructor, Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Injection Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society,
Philadelphia, PA, July 17-18, 1999
Instructor, Discography Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
November 20- 21, 1999
Instructor, Advanced Lumbar and Thoracic Injection Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society,
Memphis, Tennessee, August 19-20, 2000
Instructor, Phase 3 Cervical and Thoracic Injection Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society,
Rosemont, Illinois, March 10-11, 2001
Instructor, Discography Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
July 18-19, 2001
Instructor, Phase 3 Advanced Cervical Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis,
Tennessee, October 26-27
Instructor, Intensive Injection Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
April 4-5, 2003

Instructor, Phase 3 Advanced Cervical Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
June 29-30, 2003
Instructor, Phase 4 Discography Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
October 4-5, 2003
Instructor, Phase 3 Cervical Injection Course, International Spinal Injection Society, Dallas, Texas,
April 2-3, 2005
Instructor, Phase 4 Discography Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
June 18-19, 2005
Instructor, Lumbar Spinal Injections: A Hands On Course, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis,
Tennessee, June 24-25, 2005
Instructor, Phase 4 Discography Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Phoenix, Arizona,
November 5-6, 2005
Instructor, Lumbar Spinal Injections: Hands On Course, North American Spine Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
January 20-21, 2006
Instructor, Cervical and Thoracic Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
September 9-10, 2006
Instructor, Phase 3 Cervical Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Phoenix, Arizona,
February 3-4, 2007
Instructor, Radiofrequency Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Dallas, Texas,
March 31-April 1, 2007
Instructor, Phase 1 Lumbar Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
September 8-9, 2007
Instructor, Phase 1 Lumbar Workshop, International Spinal Injection Society, Memphis, Tennessee,
September 5-7, 2008
Instructor, Lumbar Spinal Injections: Hands On Course, North American Spine Society, Chicago, Illinois,
February 5-6, 2009

North American Spine Society
Evidence-Based Guideline Development Committee Member, since 2003
International Spinal Intervention Society
Chairman, Research Committee, since 2007
Chairman, Program Committee, since 2007
Board of Directors, since 2008
International Anesthesia and Research Society American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists American Academy of Pain Management American Academy of Pain
Medicine American Pain Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Specialists American Society of Regional Anesthesia Mississippi
Society of Interventional Pain Specialists Mississippi State Medical Association
Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists
Central Medical Society
Southern Pain Society
Mississippi Pain Society
Southern Medical Society
Society of Pain Practice Management

Summers, J.T. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for the Treatment of Nicotine Addiction, Southern Medical
Journal, August 1988
Summers, J.T. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for the Treatment of Nicotine Addiction, Surveys in
Anesthesia, October 1988
Summers, J.T. Anesthesiology, Lawyers’ Medical Encyclopedia, Contributing editor, 1990
Summers, J.T.,Menke, E. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block, Decision Making in Pain Management,
Ramamurthy, S., Rogers, J. (eds): pp 258-259, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, 1993
JEFFREY T. SUMMERS, M.D., P.A.

Summers, J.T., Menke, E. Facial Pain, Decision Making in Pain Management, Ramamurthy, S., Rogers, J. (eds):
pp 89-89, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, 1993
Summers, J.T. Chronic Pain, MD News, December 1996
Summers, J.T. Head and Neck Pain, Decision Making in Pain Management, Ramamurthy, S., Rogers, J. (eds):
Second Edition, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, (in press)
Summers, J.T. Facial Pain Syndromes, Decision Making in Pain Management, Ramamurthy, S., Rogers, J.
(eds): Second Edition, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, (in press) May/June 2004
Summers, J.T. Clarifying Fluoroscopic Guidance Codes 76003 and 76005, SpineLine, 2005
Watters, W.C., Baisden, J., Gilbert, T., Kreiner, D., Resnick, D., Bono, C., Ghiselli, G., Heggeness, M., Mazanec,
D., O’Neill, C., Reitman, C., Shaffer, W., Summers, J.T., Toton, J. Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care, North American
Spine Society, Clinical Guidelines Committee, Burr Ridge, IL, 2007. Available at: www.spine.org/Documents/
NASSCG_Stenosis.pdf. Accessed on: 5/11/2009
Watters, W.C., Bono, C., Gilbert, T., Kreiner, D., Mazanec, D., Shaffer, W., Baisden, J., Easa, J., Fernand, R.,
Ghiselli, G., Heggeness, M., Mendel, R., O’Neill, C., Reitman, C., Resnick, D., Summers, J.T., Timmons, R.,
Toton, J. Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis, Evidence- Based Clinical
Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care, North American Spine Society, Evidence-Based Guideline
Development Committee, Burr Ridge, IL, 2008. Available at: www.spine.org/Documents/Spondylolisthesis_
Clinical_Guideline.pdf. Accessed on: 5/11/2009

Pain Management, Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Annual Meeting, Natchez, Mississippi 1992
Advances in Pain Management, presented to medical staff of Monroe Regions Medical, Monroe, Louisiana,
April 12, 1993
Recent Advances in Pain Management, presented to medical staff Rush Memorial Hospital, Meridian,
Mississippi, November 6, 1993
Pain Management Lecture Series, presented to medical students at the University of Mississippi, School of
Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi, November 1992, April/September/December 1993, February 1994
Pharmacological Pain Management, presented to the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Jackson,
Mississippi, January 1994
Moral Issues in Pain Management, Ethics in Rehabilitation Care Educational Series, Mississippi Methodist
Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi, November 11, 1994
Invasive Pain Management, presented at a workshop on Work Related Injuries, Mississippi Methodist
Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi, July 18, 1994
Invasive Procedures in Pain Management, presented at Seminar on Chronic Pain and the Absence of Pain,
Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi, January 13-14, 1995
Chronic Pain Management, presented to medical staff of Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood,
Mississippi, November 17, 1995
Analgesic Medication in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, presented to Mississippi Association of Nurse
Practitioners, Jackson, Mississippi, February 29, 1996
JEFFREY T. SUMMERS, M.D., P.A.

Chronic Pain Management, presented at the Workshop on Pain Management – Challenge of the 1990’s,
sponsored by the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi, July 18, 1996
Use of Antidepressants in Chronic Pain Management, presented to medical staff of Greenwood Leflore
Hospital, Greenwood, Mississippi, August 4, 1996
Antidepressants in Chronic Pain Management, presented at Symposium on Use of Antidepressants, New
Orleans, Louisiana, Sponsored by Bristol-Myers
Use of Antidepressants in Chronic Pain Management, presented to MEA Clinic Practitioners, Monthly
Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, May 1996
Chronic Pain, presented to Tri-State Workers Compensation Educational Conference, Memphis, Tennessee,
December 3, 1996
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Presented at the Annual Mississippi Workers Compensation Educational
Meeting, Biloxi, Mississippi, May 13, 1997
Anti Depressants in Pain Management, presented to medical staff of Laurel Regional Medical Center, Laurel,
Mississippi, May 22, 1997
Nerve Blocks in Pain Management, presented at Mississippi Workers Compensation Case Managers
Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, August 28, 1997
Pediatric Pain, presented at the Annual Mississippi Society of Pediatricians, Biloxi, Mississippi,
October 24, 1997
Fibromyalgia Symposium, presented at the quarterly meeting of the Mississippi Pain Society, April 15, 1998
Case Presentations of Cervical Pain Syndromes, presented at the Advanced Cervical/Thoracic Injection
Workshop, sponsored by the International Spinal Injection Society, Atlanta, Georgia, June 5, 1998
Reevaluating Neuropathic Pain Treatment Algorithms: New Data in the Management of Diabetic
Neuropathy and Postherpetic Neuralgia, Teleconferences presented March 23, 1999 and March 24, 1999
through CoMed Communications
Chronic Pain: Approaches to Treatment, Epidural Steroid Injections, The Mississippi Pain Society Second
Annual Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, January 7-8, 2000
Legal and Economic Issues in Pain Management, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Jackson,
Mississippi, September 11, 2000
Issues in Pain Management, Joint Physicians-Attorneys Workers Compensation Seminar, Jackson,
Mississippi, January 9, 2001
Summers, J.T., Wilkins, Tipton, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Jackson,
Mississippi, May 17, 2001
Pain Management, Community Organization for Health Awareness Seminar, Jackson, Mississippi,
September 21, 2001
Issues in Pain Management, Educational Course for Claims Adjusters, Jackson, Mississippi,
September 21, 2001
Facet Joint Syndrome, Advances in Pain Research and Treatment, Presented at the 4th Annual Mississippi
Pain Society Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, January 11, 2002
Pain Management, Mississippi Family Practitioners Seminar, Jackson, Mississippi, October 4, 2001
Pain Management, Conference for Amfed Adjusters, Jackson, Mississippi, March 26, 2002
JEFFREY T. SUMMERS, M.D., P.A.

Long, Scary Needles as Healing Tools, Friday The 13th: Jason Meets Doctor Frankenstein, An Inter-
Disciplinary Approach to Spine Injuries, Presented by Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation

Section of the Mississippi Bar, September 13, 2002
Pain Management – Treatment Options, Legal Trends and Ethical Considerations, Jackson, Mississippi,
October 8, 2002
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, presented to Department of Orthopedics, University of Mississippi Medical
Center, October 20, 2003
Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Treatment, Mississippi Pain Society Symposium on Pain Management, Jackson,
Mississippi, March 11-12, 2004
Pharmacology of Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting of Mississippi Association of Pharmacists, Philadelphia,
Mississippi, July 29, 2004
Pain Management: What Is Medically Necessary, An Analysis of Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law,
Seminar sponsored by Markow, Walker, P.A., Jackson, Mississippi, October 6, 2004
Doc Speak: Talking AT and TO Doctors Relative to Medical Depositions, Presented by the Workers’
Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar, in conjunction with the Methodist Rehabilitation Center,
Jackson, Mississippi, January 16, 2005
Pain Management – What Is Reasonable And Necessary? 18th Annual Mississippi Workers’ Compensation
Educational Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, April 22, 2005
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Lumbar Spinal Injections: Hands On Course, North American Spine
Society, Memphis, Tennessee, January 20, 2006
Pain Management, 21st Annual Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Biloxi,
Mississippi, April 30, 2008
Lumbar Injections: Risks and Complications, Lumbar Spinal Injections: Hands On Course, North American
Spine Society, Chicago, Illinois, February 6, 2009

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