Robert A.E. Summerfield, MD

Dr. Robert A.E Summerfield chose neurology as a specialty because of the problem solving required to treat disorders of the brain and nervous system.

He now brings his extensive and varied expertise to Tanner Clinic, where he practices at the Layton location.

Dr. Summerfield has a lengthy list of educational achievements, beginning in Toronto, Canada, where he earned a B.S. in nutritional studies from the University of Toronto.

He initially considered philosophy as a career, and so earned a Master of Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Moving back into the scientific world, Dr. Summerfield went to Merton College, Oxford University, in the U.K., to obtain a Master’s of Science in human biology. He returned to the University of Toronto to complete his M.D.

Dr. Summerfield conducted his medical internship and neurology residency at the University of Toronto, where he was appointed as chief resident.

Dr. Summerfield practiced general neurology at a clinic in Toronto, Canada, for seven years before moving to the United States in 2003. Since that time, he has worked in Salt Lake City-based neurological clinics. In all locations, he has conducted nerve-conduction and EMG studies.

In addition, he performed inpatient work at Alta View Hospital, as well as St. Mark’s Hospital, where he also taught in the St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Summerfield is married and has two daughters. He enjoys movies and tennis.

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What Patients Say About Dr. Summerfield

“I decided to say a few words about Dr. Robert Summerfield and his staff. I have been treated with the greatest of professionalism and care. I feel that I can trust his judgement and advice (as with the rest of the Drs. and staff at Tanner). Dr. Summerfield is a genuine professional, a real person. I trust his abilities.” – Neal, online comment form, June 3, 2015

“Dr. Summerfield is a very caring, conscientious doctor. He takes a personal interest in the patient and doesn’t make you feel like you are just a number to get in and out of his office quickly.” — Nancy on, June 18, 2014

“I went to my appointment with Dr. Summerfield not knowing exactly what to expect. I have had ongoing symptoms for three years that include passing out, racing heart, migraines and many other problems. After seeing multiple specialists with no diagnosis, I called Dr. Summerfield’s office. He was more than I could have hoped for. He is so personable and made me feel completely at ease, listened attentively to my many random and varying symptoms, ran tests and was able to give me a diagnosis. If you need a doctor, I would recommend Dr. Summerfield to you without any hesitation.” —, May 3, 2012

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