Richard A. Summa, MD, a Pulmonologist with SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis


Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. Richard A. Summa, who serves patients in Bridgeton, Missouri.

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(Spin Digit Editorial):- New York City, New York Jul 13, 2021 ( – A top pulmonologist, Dr. Summa specializes in the treatment of conditions and procedures such as asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, COPD, and interventional bronchoscopy. He can be found on staff at SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis. 

His medical interests include asthma, bronchitis, chest X-ray, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hoarseness, lung disease, and smoking cessation.

SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis treats patients from across the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the communities of Bridgeton, Florissant, Hazelwood, St. Ann, St. John, Maryland Heights, and Overland. The providers offer a wide range of comprehensive medical care, including the only Level II Trauma Center in north St. Louis County, a Level I Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Center, and the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in St. Louis County. They use some of the most advanced technology and procedures available in minimally invasive heart, spine, knee, hip, and weight loss surgery. 

Regarding his educational background, Dr. Summa earned his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He pursued his internship at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis, before completing his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the Naval Hospital-San Diego.

Licensed to practice medicine in Missouri and California, the doctor is board-certified in pulmonary disease, internal medicine, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Summa can also be found on staff at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital.

Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions and diseases that affect the lungs, bronchial tubes, and the respiratory system, including the nose, pharynx, and throat.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Summa has been the recipient of plenty of awards and honors, including the Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012), On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), and Top 10 Doctor – State (2014).

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