About Adam Ackerman, MD

Dr. Ackerman is an acute care surgeon with expertise in trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Salem Hospital.  He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. He then completed a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. 

Dr. Ackerman’s passion for teaching residents and medical students is recognized with numerous teaching awards. 

Prior to becoming a surgeon, Dr. Ackerman was a composer of orchestral and chamber music and holds degrees from the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. 




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Churchill Surgical Clinic
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-9591

MGH Division of Community Surgery
104 Endicott Street Suite 200
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6868

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency, Maine Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Ackerman’s research interests include emergency surgical and critical care issues during long duration spaceflight, management of post-traumatic stress disorder after ICU admission, and global surgery.