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Summer D. Ott, Pys.D.

Summer D. Ott, Psy.D.

Office telephone: 713.704.9647

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Summer D. Ott, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Sports Medicine
Clinic Locations: Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, The Medical Center

Education & Training

Undergraduate School

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

Graduate School

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield, Missouri

Internship

Internship in Neuropsychology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fellowship

Fellowship in Neuropsychology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Interests, Publications, & Achievements

Areas of Clinical Interest

Prevention, education and management of sports-related concussion

Areas of Research Interest

Current research interests include gender differences in recovery from sports-related concussion and proper baseline testing of athletes

Selected Publications

Co-authored publications in scholarly journals in the area of neuropsychological assessment and frequently conducts presentations regarding proper management of concussion

Achievements

Dr. Ott is currently a neuropsychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

She is also the director of the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute Concussion Program. She works closely with area team physicians and athletic trainers regarding prevention, education, and management of sports-related concussion. She serves as team neuropsychologist for the Houstons Aeros hockey team, and the Houston Texans, as well as many college universities and school districts throughout Texas.

She is a founding member of a national organization, the Sport Neuropsychological Society. Recently, Dr. Ott served as a concussion expert on a task force that developed verbiage for a sports concussion bill (Senate Bill 2038 Natasha’s Bill). The bill establishes proper management and return-to-play guidelines for concussed school aged athletes and was signed into law in June 2012.

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