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Brian A. Summers, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., M.R.C.V.S., F.R.C.Path
Professor of Pathology (Emeritus)

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Brian A. Summers is Professor of Pathology and a member of the Graduate Field of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. A Veterinary Science graduate of the University of Melbourne, he obtained his Master's degree at the University of London and PhD from Cornell University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology in 1980. Dr. Summers spent his sabbatic leave in 1987-1988 at St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, England. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. In 1995 he published a textbook entitled Veterinary Neuropathology with Drs. J.C. Cummings and A. de Lahunta.

Research Interests

I am interested in clinical and pathological aspects of neurological disorders of domestic animals and comparisons with neurological disorders of man.

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  1. Van Biervliet J, de Lahunta A, Ennulat D, Oglesbee M, Summers B. Acquired cervical scoliosis in six horses associated with dorsal grey column chronic myelitis. Equine Veterinary Journal 35:86-92, 2004.
  2. Porter BF, Summers BA, Leland MM, Hubbard GB. Glioblastoma multiforme in three baboons (Papio spp.). Veterinary Pathology 41:424-428, 2004.
  3. Bishop TM, Morrison J, Summers BA, de Lahunta A, Schatzberg SJ. Meningioangiomatosis in young dogs: a case series and literature review. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 18:522-528, 2004.
  4. Read RW, Rodriguez DB, Summers BA. West Nile Virus encephalitis in a dog. Veterinary Pathology 42:219-222, 2005.