Kathryn E.  Ackerman

Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH

Sports Medicine Physician; Director, Female Athlete Program; Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Team Physician, US Rowing

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Athletic Amenorrhea
  • Concussion Management
  • Dance Medicine
  • Diabetic Athletes
  • Female Athlete
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Rowing Injuries
  • Skeletal Health
  • Sports Injuries
  • Visco Injections

Departments

  • Orthopedic Center

Programs

  • Sports Medicine
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment
Kathryn E.  Ackerman

Philosophy of Care 

As a physician and athlete, I enjoy being able to get to know my patients and become part of their team.  I try to learn what their goals are and help them get there, with a focus on maximizing their physical and mental health in the process.  I love helping patients get back to doing what they love, and hope that I can work with them to get them to train smarter and safer, improving performance and health in the process.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts in Government and Biology

Cornell University, 1990-1994

Ithaca, NY

Graduate School, Master of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2003

Boston, MA

Medical School, Doctorate of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996-1998, 2000-2002

Baltimore, MD

Internship, Internal Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Philadelphia, PA

Internship, Internal Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Internal Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, Sports Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital , 2007

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Endocrinology (Diabetes and Hypertension)

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2009

Boston, MA

Certifications

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

Professional History

Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician and the medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. Her interests include female athletes, rowing injuries, endocrinology, female athlete triad, optimizing performance and health in athletes with diabetes, exercise-associated hyponatremia, and exercise and bone health in adolescents. Dr. Ackerman sees patients in Boston and Waltham.

Dr. Ackerman interests in clinical care and education involve merging disciplines of sports medicine and endocrinology, while advancing the science and understanding of these interwoven specialties. She has presented locally and internationally about the female athlete triad as well as diabetes and exercise. Dr. Ackerman is a former national team lightweight rower, a team physician for US Rowing, and the course director for the Female Athlete Conference, held biannually at Boston Children's Hospital.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment

Locations

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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