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Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Female · Age 46

Dr. Ackerman

Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine Division

319 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in sports medicine, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.


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Dr. Ackerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Disorders
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Disordered Eating
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture

About Me

Biography

Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician and the medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children's Hospital. Her interests include female athletes, rowing injuries, endocrinology, f...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2009
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
2006
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
2003
Harvard School Of Public Health
2002
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
2009
2007
2006
2006
2003
2002
1994

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Dr. Ackerman is patient, caring and thorough. She always listens to my concerns and helps to put together a plan that focuses on health and wellness in addition to taking into consideration goals of my sports and activities. Dr. Ackerman is an excellent physician and I would highly recommend her to any friend or family member looking for a doctor who specializes in Sports Medicine and/or female athlete health and wellness.
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Dr.Ackerman is a compassionate, honest doctor. I always recommend her to my teammates and friends. She not only treated my stress fractures, but created a treatment team to address the root cause of them and help me develop the skills to cope with both. Her knowledge and research of both orthopedic and endocrine issues is unique and ensured I got the best, most up to date treatment. I would not have be able to go on to continue my athletic career at a Div 1 university without her.
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Dr. Ackerman treated my daughter with kindness, care, and understanding. Her thoroughness was impressive. Her knowledge unsurpassed. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Ackerman was an amazing resource for me when I was healing my 5th stress fractures. She found the source of why I was getting so many stress injuries and worked to change the cause rather than just treat the injury. She cared so much about returning me to the sport that I love so much and I am forever grateful to her.
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I just read another review and it is identical to mine. We waited almost an hour. We were in the room for over 40 minutes waiting. She came in and did not apologize for the wait. She was very curt and just sent us to get an MRI (without explanation). She acted as if she could not possibly care less. She also treated me like an idiot. Funny because in 2 mins she actually spent with us she was able to convey condescension, irritation and lack of caring. Impressive!
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Incredibly disappointed. I waited an hour and a half past appointment time to see her for three minutes. She was incredibly condescending - quite literally the most dismissive doctor I've seen. She had no insight to offer me despite her reputation; she gave me cursory advice already given by my PCP and easily discoverable on the internet. Very disappointed I wasted time in my busy schedule.
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Dr. Ackerman diagnosed and managed the care of my daughter's very unfortunate spinal injuries (stress fractures and bulging discs) which occurred while she was rowing on a crew team. We have been so impressed by and grateful for Dr. A's expertise, kindness, directness, and encouragement through this process. We are feeling so very fortunate to have found such a caring and attentive sports medicine physician. And her office team is simply amazing - responsive, efficient, and truly empathetic.
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Dr Ackerman, Was a fantastic resource for our injured daughter. Her knowledge and treatment of our daughters injuries was outstanding . She was also able to give us some preventive tips as well as red flags to look for when our daughter is cleared to play. Her background in sports medicine AND endocrinology is a rare and valuable resource for any female athlete with issues or injuries.
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Dr. Ackerman, is one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. I have never felt more confident that I was receiving the best possible care. She was incredibly personable and spent the time it took with me to make sure that I received the best possible care. Would highly recommend!
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I had seen multiple doctors before finally getting lucky enough to see Dr. Ackerman. I had been on birth control and it was causing me to have break through bleeding and seizures but none of the doctors I saw took me seriously and they all told me I was fine. Then I saw Dr. Ackerman and she listened to me and took my concerns seriously. She got me on the right medications and then followed up with me to make sure I was OK. I can't thank her enough and feel so lucky to have found her!
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I took my daughter to see Dr. Ackerman for a stress fracture. We had gotten stuck in traffic and showed up late but Dr. Ackerman and her staff were very accommodating and made sure we still got in. Rather than simply treating the injury, Dr. Ackerman endeavored to uncover the underlying causes of the injury. My daughter is now plugged into Dr. Ackerman's multidisciplinary team to get her back on the field healthier than ever before. I cannot recommend the care of this physician enough.
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Dr. Ackerman is one of the kindest and most compassionate doctors I have ever seen. I also love that she is at the cutting edge of research in her field so i know I am getting the most up to date evidence based care.
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Abrupt...distant....treated the bone not the boy. Kept us waiting in the exam room for at last 30 minutes on each occasion. One time it was for 50 minutes. Exams done by her PA and then she graced us with her presence for 5 minutes at the end. We went to Children's because it's a world renown hospital. We went to the Sports Med Clinic because my son is a high level athlete. She never even asked him any questions about the sport he plays or what level he was trying to get back to. Very frustrated
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Found her abrupt and not helpful
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