Michael J. Ackerman

Mayo Clinic, USA

Michael J. Ackerman is the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Ackerman received his MD and PhD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and residency and fellowship training in Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology in the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.  As Director of Mayo’s Genetic Heart Rhythm/Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, Dr. Ackerman strives to fulfill the two-fold objective of medical education and biomedical research as stated by Dr. Charles H. Mayo: “to heal the sick and to advance the science.”  He has published over 500 articles and chapters across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research focusing on the cardiac channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and sudden death in the young.  In 2018, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Heart Rhythm Society.   Dr. Ackerman has also served as the president of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation since 2006.


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