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Robert Harold Ackerman, MD, MPH

  • Director Emeritus, MGH Neurovascular Laboratory


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Clinical Interests
  • Carotid disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Stroke and TIA
Medical Education
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, North Carolina Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, Queen Square National Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neurology
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • TriCare
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Ackerman received his BA degree from Brown University in 1957. He was a journalist for several years before starting medical school at the University of Rochester (MD, 1964). After completing his Neurology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1970 and his blood flow fellowship in London in 1971, he earned a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health and at MGH did his training in Radiology and Neuroradiology, where lay the tools for studying the physiology of the brain. Dr. Ackerman is boarded in both Neurology and Radiology and has remained active as both a Neurologist and Neuroradiologist, holding senior positions in each field at the MGH.

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News & Events

  • MGH Imaging honors pioneer

    The MGH Imaging Department recently honored Robert H. Ackerman, MD, MPH, director emeritus of the MGH Neurovascular Laboratory, for his work as a pioneer in stroke imaging and prevention.


  • Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, 2011 Part I

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Past History of MGH Neurology; Overview of MGH Neurology; Telestroke and Acute Stroke Service; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Pediatric Neurology.


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