Meet Dr. Carissa Summa

Hightide Dermatology Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Carissa Summa,has joined our practice.

Dr. Carissa Summa, is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in the areas of general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Carissa Summa graduated from medical school in 2002 at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received the Excellence in Dermatology award. Between her third and fourth year of medical school, she took an unprecedented step and dedicated a year to wound healing research at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Here she worked with world-renowned Dermatologists on cutting-edge treatments for chronic wounds and became the Managing Editor for a textbook on wound healing.

Dr. Summa was Chief Intern at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island New York. In 2006, she graduated from NYU Langone Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York as Chief Resident. As a resident, she was the lead on several clinical trials. In addition, she worked alongside Dr. Bernard Ackerman to further her interest in Dermatopathology.

Dr. Summa served as a Dermatology clinical instructor at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been a speaker for several pharmaceutical companies and the National Psoriasis Foundation, educating both patients and physicians on therapeutics. Dr. Summa has also published several articles in various Dermatology journals.

As a native New Yorker, Dr. Summa enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and biking.  She enjoys cooking to bring friends and family together and is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.

She looks forward to serving the patients of High Tide Dermatology to aid them in their medical and cosmetic decisions.

Dr. Carissa Summa can be reached for appointments at 239-444-DERM (3376).

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