Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD

Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from MD-Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics.

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Congenital Heart Disease
more than 43% of peers
Congenital Heart Defects
more than 26% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerman "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."


  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Tachycardia, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic, 1


  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • BA - Chemistry and Mathematics Luther College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • MD-Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • MD/PhD-Pharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Pediatric Cardiology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • 1995PhD - Thesis: Molecular and Electrophysical Characterization of the Swelling-Induced Chloride Conductance Pathway in Xenopus Oocytes. Mentor: David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.
    Other Education | Completed 1995
  • Postdoctoral Research - Molecular and Functional Basis of the Inherited Long QT Syndrome. Mentor: Stephen N. Thibodeau, PhD. Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Coll
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Induction American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist American College of Cardiology, 2001
  • Howard W. Siebens Molecular Medicine Award Mayo Clinic, 1997
  • Teacher of the Year Award Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2009
  • University of Michigan 15th Annual Niland Lecturer University of Michigan, 2002
  • Medical School Continuing Medical Education Faculty of the Year Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2004
  • Outstanding Presentation Award Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, 1999
  • Best Poster Award 25th Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days, 1998
  • Young Investigator Travel Award Society for Pediatric Research, 2002
  • 25th Young Investigator Award Society for Pediatric Research, 2007
  • Individualized Medicine Award-Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, 2012
  • Pediatric Resident Research Award American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999
  • Best Pediatric Poster Award Mayo Clinic Research Forum, 2001
  • Donald C. Balfour Research Award Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2000
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, 2001
  • Clinical Fellow Research Award Society for Pediatric Research, 2000
  • Luther Distinguished Service Award Luther College, 2008
  • Young Investigator Award Recipient American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002
  • Outstanding Investigator Award Department of Internal Medicine, 2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • CJ Foundation, Member
  • CV Therapeutics, Member
  • Genaissance Pharmaceuticals Inc, Member
  • National Institutes of Health Study Sections, Member
  • Research Communications Subcommittee Mayo Clinic Research Committee Mayo Clinic Committees, Member
  • Scientific Advisory Board Genaissance Pharmaceuticals Inc, Member
  • Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation, President
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest 360 Task Force Heart Rhythm Society, Member

Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerman to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ackerman's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

East Peoria, IL |
Dr. Ackerman shows genuine concern for his patients. He takes the time to listen and address any concerns. Dr. Ackerman is not one of those doctors that are in and out of the room. The doctor and staff are very prompt in returning calls and always go the extra mile.
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Dr. Ackerman accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ackerman has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital
201 W Center St
Rochester, MN 55902
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