Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD

Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD

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Pediatric Cardiology  ·  
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51 y/o
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Dr. Michael Ackerman, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ackerman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

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Dr. Ackerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerman "Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., studies genomics and genotype-phenotype relationships in heritable cardiovascular diseases predisposing to sudden death. In the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, Dr. Ackerman and his colleagues have research interests that include genomics, mutational analysis and novel gene discovery related to the cardiac channelopathies such as long QT syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and sudden unexplained death, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and inherited sarcomere diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition, as director of the Long QT Syndrome Clinic, Dr. Ackerman has active clinical and translational research efforts devoted to identifying individuals at greatest risk of sudden death. These projects include autonomic nervous system studies and overnight sleep studies. Focus areas Current studies include: Genotype-phenotype correlations and novel gene discovery in congenital long QT syndrome Mutational analysis in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia Genotype-phenotype correlations and novel gene discovery in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Drownings as a genetic disorder Cardiac channelopathies in SIDS Molecular autopsy of sudden unexplained death in the young Catecholamine provocation testing in the evaluation of congenital long QT syndrome Sleep and neural circulatory control in long QT syndrome "
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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."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

13  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

10  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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
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Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerman to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ackerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

The staff are really rude, especially to foreigners. Dr. Ackerman himself is really smart, but some questions were answered in a rude manner.
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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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