Thoughts from our Medical Director: Countering a Public Health Crisis

Bacterial resistance to available antibiotics

By | May 23, 2017

Thanks to the great minds of microbiology, we live at a time when maladies like sinusitis are often reduced to the inconvenience of a quick trip to the pharmacy for a course of antibiotics. Vaccines have prevented and eradicated diseases which formerly wiped out millions. However, we often take these luxuries for granted and assume …

A Conversation with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum

Leading dermatologist discusses ways to keep your skin young and healthy

By | May 9, 2017

Skin is not only our largest organ, but also one of our greatest protectors. It serves as a barrier to infection, thermally regulates our body, and allows us to sense pressure, pain and temperature. While this proficient armor does regenerate itself, its abilities to do so diminish with age, and it also faces the risk …

Summus is excited to partner with the Sohn Conference Foundation this year. The Foundation’s flagship event, the Sohn Investment Conference in New York, kicks off today. The Conference brings together the best investors to share their unique views and ideas. All contributions are in support of pediatric research and care; Summus is proud to support …

In 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) completed sequencing the human genome. Since then, this fascinating and rapidly-evolving field has ignited imaginations with the possibility of unlocking our personal blueprints, complete with individualized disease predictability and curative remedy. There is a wealth of information to be unraveled from our chromosomes; yet, as Albert Einstein once …

Quality interactions with a doctor: one of the most important aspects of one’s health is, unfortunately, one of the most elusive. In “The Endangered ‘Good Doctor,’” a Wall Street Journal article honoring Dr. Burton J. Lee III, a former patient remembers how Dr. Lee had the important quality of understanding the value of a personal relationship between …

Our Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Kherani, was recently profiled by MM.LaFleur. MM.LaFleur is a luxury clothing and accessory brand for professional women that celebrates “the woman with #BetterThingsToDo.” In MM.LaFleur’s digital magazine, The-M-Dash, Dr. Kherani discusses her career in medicine and why she became so excited about Summus. Read Dr. Kherani’s full piece here.

Giving people the gift of clear vision; caring for women during high-risk pregnancies; operating on patients with brain tumors. In our most vulnerable moments, we put our trust in the hands of our doctors. In proclaiming National Doctors’ Day in 1991, President George H. W. Bush noted, “medicine is a special calling, and those who …

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