With more than 25 years' experience in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Geraldine M. Summa, MD, FAAP, considers all aspects of her patients' mental health, physical health, family relationships, and environmental factors when diagnosing and treating them. Whenever possible, Dr. Summa advocates natural, safe approaches to promote health in children.
In addition to her practice with Summit Medical Group, Dr. Summa participates in volunteer medical missions that help infants, children, and single mothers. She has been a regional cable television "kids' doc," providing information about health issues that affect children. She also delivers invited community lectures and presentations about infant / toddler and parenting concerns and the effects of media in children.
Dr. Summa says, "Raising 3 boys has greatly increased my knowledge and understanding about all aspects of caring for children and adolescents." She adds, "While growing up, my family doctor's effective, compassionate approach to healing sparked my desire to become a doctor. I feel grateful to work at Summit Medical Group where I am part of an outstanding pediatric and adolescent medical team that delivers state-of-the-art care with the personal attention of a small-practice."
Dr. Summa is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been featured in the New Jersey Family "NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs" listings.
When she is not working with her patients, Dr. Summa enjoys spending time with her family.