Corinne Summers, MD

Corinne Summers, MD

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Apheresis

On staff since August 2015

Children's Title: Interim co-Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Children's Therapeutics

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Title: Immunotherapy Clinical Researcher

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

"I see myself as part of a team with you and your family. You know your child best; together, with our combined expertise, we choose the best path forward."

  • Biography

    Dr. Corinne Summers is a principal investigator in the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

    Her research focuses on developing T-cell therapies that potentially prevent relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients who received cord blood transplants. More specifically, she is engineering cord blood T cells to target leukemia cells. The goal is to create engineered T cells that can kill residual leukemia cells after a patient has received a cord blood transplant.

    Dr. Summers received an MD from Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed a general pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Seattle Children's. Dr. Summers previously was an assistant professor in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. 

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Dawn Seattle, WA 01.18.23

      Dr. Summers! Where can I start!? This lady is truly and honestly the best doctor my son has had at Seattle Childrens. I was so uncomfortable going into this cancer stuff with my son and when I met Dr. Summers, she is who made me have hope, and feel at home and from there on I was able to put all my trust into Childrens! I am a very nervous wreck when it comes to my sons cancer and have alot of questions 95% of the time! She is SUPER patient, you can ask her the same question 10x and she will explain whatever it is to you until you understand. If its in clinic of over zoom, she will spend whatever time it is with you. There is a lot of doctors that I feel just see your child as its their job, but I truly feel that Dr. Summers and Whitney Thomas truly care for my son. If I have any questions, they have even gone out of there way to call me from home!! They are super upfront, honest with me and reassure me that he is in the best hands and Seattle Childrens and I agree 100%. I am super thankful that I have them to caring for my son! Thank you so much for everything! - Dawn & Elijah


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Research Focus Area

Novel Therapeutics