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Geriatric Medicine | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 8929 University Center Ln San Diego, CA 92122 Get Directions

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William Ackerman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. He provides primary care for adults, including preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Ackerman treats adults through the concierge medicine program at UC San Diego Health. Concierge medicine is a primary care option that requires an annual fee and offers enhanced services, extended amenities and 24/7 access.As a professor in the Department of Medicine since 1999, Dr. Ackerman is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he practiced more than 20 years of hospital and intensive care medicine at Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Encinitas.Dr. Ackerman completed his residency and fellowship training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Ackerman is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Alumni Association Award from State University of New York School of Medicine and the Maimonides Medical Society Award. He has repeatedly been recognized as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.Outside of work, Dr. Ackerman enjoys hiking in the nearby desert areas with his wife. He has also trained in traditional karate for many years and has a seventh-degree black belt. 

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William Ackerman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. He provides primary care for adults, including preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Ackerman treats adults through the concierge medicine program at UC San Diego Health. Concierge medicine is a primary care option that requires an annual fee and offers enhanced services, extended amenities and 24/7 access.As a professor in the Department of Medicine since 1999, Dr. Ackerman is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he practiced more than 20 years of hospital and intensive care medicine at Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Encinitas.Dr. Ackerman completed his residency and fellowship training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Ackerman is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Alumni Association Award from State University of New York School of Medicine and the Maimonides Medical Society Award. He has repeatedly been recognized as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.Outside of work, Dr. Ackerman enjoys hiking in the nearby desert areas with his wife. He has also trained in traditional karate for many years and has a seventh-degree black belt. 

Dr. Ackerman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    UC San Diego, School of Medicine

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    UC San Diego, School of Medicine

    Completed in 1978

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Procedures Performed

  • Pulmonary Function Test