Leader in Medicine

Diane Sommer


Diane Sommer, MD was honored by the American Health Council as “Best in Medicine” for her outstanding contributions to the medical field. A clinical director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Milford, Penn., Dr. Diane Sommer performs clinical and administrative duties, as well as treats inmates in the male prison. While she has held her current role for 13 years, she has spent over 30 years in the healthcare industry garnering comprehensive skills and knowledge in medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, Hepatitis C and psychiatry.

With the encouragement and support from her mother, coupled with her desire to help others, Dr. Sommer decided to pursue a career in the medical field. She enrolled at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and earned a medical degree in 1987. She later completed a residency at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and immediately established a solid foundation for a prosperous career. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Sommer is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is an active member of the latter, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.

In her free time, she enjoys antique shopping and crafting. Additionally, she contributes her time to her local Booster Club and serves as president of her local Parent-Teacher Association. With a successful career at hand, Dr. Sommer attributes her achievements to the support of her two daughters, her ability to listen and care for her patients, and her commitment to deliver excellent patient care. She plans to continue to expand her skills and grow in her current position in the future.

Clinical Director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons 

  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.
  • Its agency is responsible for the custody and care of over 180,300 inmates.
  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons ensures the security of federal prisons and provides inmates with programs and services that model mainstream values.