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Summer Ott, Psy.D.

Summer Ott Pys.D. Concussion Specialist HoustonSummer Ott, Psy.D., is the director of the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Concussion Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

She serves as the team neuropsychological consultant for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo, as well as many colleges, universities and school districts in Texas.

Dr. Ott was a key member of the task force that developed verbiage for a sports concussion bill known as Natasha’s Bill. The bill, signed into law in June 2012, establishes return-to-play guidelines for school-aged athletes with concussions. 

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Gender: Female

Specialties: Concussion Management


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

Clinical Interests: Concussion prevention, concussion education, and management of sports-related concussion.


IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at the Texas Medical Center


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Dr. Summer Ott tells the Houston Chronicle about concussions in adolescents and the new grant that will allow for additional research on the effects of concussions.

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HoustonPressSummer Ott: Memorial Hermann Hires the Michael Jordan of Preventing & Treating Youth Concussions

ExaminerLeading sports concussion expert joins IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

ExaminerDr. Ott encourages parents to be on alert for concussions