Dr Gary Ackerman

GARY ACKERMAN, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He completed his undergraduate studies, graduating cum laude, from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, where he was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Ackerman served his internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, then completed a combined residency in Orthopaedic Surgery Training through Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and stayed to complete additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine. During his fellowship, Dr. Ackerman assisted in the care of Harvard University athletes, and also held a teaching appointment with Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Ackerman was a team physician for the NCAA Championship Harvard Hockey Team in 1989. Dr. Ackerman has been in active practice in orthopaedic surgery in Palm Beach County since 1989.

His personal interest in athletics, and subsequent interest in treating sports injuries, include a year as captain of the Harvard Varsity Basketball team in 1977-78. Dr. Ackerman currently enjoys tennis, basketball and the great outdoors.  In providing leading edge treatment to both professional and amateur athletes, Dr. Ackerman calls upon his proficiency in performing minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, cartilage restoration surgery, and total joint reconstructions.  Dr. Ackerman is the team physician for the United States Tennis Association.  He is affiliated with Jupiter Medical Center and Northpoint Surgery & Laser Center and  serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. He presently serves as the Houston Astros Spring Training Physician and Minor League Physician for the West Palm Beach Houston Astros Organization.

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A., (cum laude), Biology, June 8, 1978 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, M.D., June 4, 1982
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, July 1982-June 1983
  • Residency: General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, July 1983-June 1988
  • Combined Residency Program, Orthopaedic Surgery Training, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, July 1984-December 1988
  • Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, January 1988-June 1988
  • Fellow: Sports Medicine, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, July 1988-June 1989

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS/OUTPATIENT CENTERS:

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL, 1989-2001; 2014-Present
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 1989-2001
  • Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL, 1989-Present
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL, 1992-2004
  • Northpoint Surgery & Laser Center, West Palm Beach, FL., 1998-Present

CERTIFICATES:

  • Board Recertification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through December 2021
  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 1993
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1991, Recertified January 2012
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, Certificate Number 262547, July 1, 1983
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1982

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

LICENSES:

  • State of Florida, Medicine, License Number 54822, February 6, 1989 (Active)
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Qualified Physician, Certificate Number 55583, April 6, 1986
  • State of New York, Medicine and Surgery, License Number 154487, July 1, 1983

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Spine: Vol. 15, 12, 1990: Candida Albicans Osteomyelitis in a Vertebral Body Previously Infected with Serratia Marcescens.
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol. 70 – A, 1: January 1988 / 75-83: Nonunion of Fractures of the Distal End of the Humerus.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Community Lecture Series: March 17, 2016, Jupiter Medical Center: Stem Cell Innovations in Orthopaedics.
  • Quigley Sports Medicine Society: April 2016, Austin, TX: Uni-Compartmental Arthritis
  • Quigley Sports Medicine Society: April 2015, Amelia Island, FL: Patella Femoral Disease.
  • Blood Sparing Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: 2015, Jupiter Medical Center.
  • N.A.O.N. Orthopaedic Nurses’ Meeting: 1991, St. Mary’s Hospital: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Thirty-third Annual Meeting, January 21, 1987: Nonunion of the Distal Humerus.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society: Thirty-Third Annual Meeting, January 19, 1987: Effects of Warfarin on Bone Resorption – An In Vitro Study.

HONORS:

  • Houston Astros Spring Training Team Physician: 2017-Present
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Jupiter and Palm Beach Top Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2014, 15, 16
  • United States Tennis Association Team Physician: 2006-Present
  • Edwin Cave Orthopaedic Surgery Award, Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1985
  • Captain, Basketball Team, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1977-1978

PRESENT PRACTICE:

  • Palm Beach Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • July 1989-Present
  • Team Physician, US Tennis Association  2008-Present
  • Co-Chairman of Jupiter Medical Orthopaedic Services Management Committee 2013-Present