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Kate G. Ackerman, M.D., M.B.A.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-8138

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

Biography

Senior Vice Chair, Innovation & Integration, Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Sedation, Golisano Children's Hospital
Chief Sedation Officer, Golisano Children's Hospital

Research

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a relatively common birth defect that results in a high rate of neonatal illness or death. The focus of Dr. Ackerman's laboratory is to identify genes that are necessary for development of the diaphragm and the lung.
Current research projects include:

- To identify mechanisms and pathway genes in Fog2 mediated diaphragm development and Fog2 mediated pulmonary lobar branching

-To investigate mechanisms of development in Barx1 homeobox gene associated posterior medical diaphragmatic hernia.

_To develop models for conditional deletion of genes on mesenchymal tissue of the diaphragm

-To develop new models of abnormal diaphragm and lung development from forward genetic screening

-To characterize human diaphragmatic defects and translate findings in animal models to the human disease with the hopes of modulating outcome in fetuses and neonates with congenital diaphragmatic defects

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1995
MD | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston - Harvard University

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Pediatrics at Children s Hospital

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Internship in Pediatrics at Children s Hospital

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Awards

2013
Laboratory awarded for best poster/project
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2012
Laboratory awarded for best poster/project
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2011
Laboratory awarded for best poster/project
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2008 - 2009
Henry C. and Bertha H. Buswell Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2006
Harvard Medical School Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists
Sponsor: Harvard Medical School

2005
Children's Hospital Faculty Development Award/Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar
Location: Harvard Medical School

2002
Children's Hospital Fellow Research Award
Location: Harvard Medical School

1995
Glascow Award
Location: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1995
Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
Location: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1995
Honors and Distinction in Research
Location: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1995
Thesis Honors
Location: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1994
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1992
Honors Poster Award
Sponsor: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1991 - 1995
Dean's Letters of Commendation
Sponsor: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/1/2021
Payne AB, Gilani Z, Godfred-Cato S, Belay ED, Feldstein LR, Patel MM, Randolph AG, Newhams M, Thomas D, Magleby R, Hsu K, Burns M, Dufort E, Maxted A, Pietrowski M, Longenberger A, Bidol S, Henderson J, Sosa L, Edmundson A, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Edison L, Heidemann S, Singh AR, Giuliano JS, Kleinman LC, Tarquinio KM, Walsh RF, Fitzgerald JC, Clouser KN, Gertz SJ, Carroll RW, Carroll CL, Hoots BE, Reed C, Dahlgren FS, Oster ME, Pierce TJ, Curns AT, Langley GE, Campbell AP, , Balachandran N, Murray TS, Burkholder C, Brancard T, Lifshitz J, Leach D, Charpie I, Tice C, Coffin SE, Perella D, Jones K, Marohn KL, Yager PH, Fernandes ND, Flori HR, Koncicki ML, Walker KS, Di Pentima MC, Li S, Horwitz SM, Gaur S, Coffey DC, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Hymes SR, Thomas NJ, Ackerman KG, Cholette JM. "Incidence of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Among US Persons Infected With SARS-CoV-2." JAMA network open.. 2021 Jun 1; 4(6):e2116420. Epub 2021 Jun 01.

1/19/2021
Forster CS, Nguyen ST, Powell WT, Moore DJ, Ho J, Heyman MB, Wenger TL, Gonzalez F, Hostetter M, Nowalk A, Rassbach CE, Boyer D, Weiss P, Blankenburg RL, Orange JS, Ackerman KG, Burns AM, . "Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: advice on sustaining science and mentoring during COVID-19." Pediatric research.. 2021 Jan 19; Epub 2021 Jan 19.

3/16/2020
Burns AM, Ackerman KG, Thammasitboon S, Rassbach CE, Ward MA, Blankenburg RL, Forster CS, McPhillips HA, Wenger TL, Powell WT, Heyman MB, Hogarty MD, Boyer D, Hostetter M, Weiss P, Nguyen ST, Parsons DW, Moore DJ, Byrne BJ, French AR, Orange JS. "Fixing the leaky pipeline: identifying solutions for improving pediatrician-scientist training during pediatric residency." Pediatric research.. 2020 Mar 16; Epub 2020 Mar 16.

Books & Chapters

2013
Chapter Title: Diaphragmatic Embryogenesis and Human Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects.
Book Title: Principles of Developmental Genetics
Author List: Diaphragmatic Embryogenesis and Human Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects
Edited By: Sally Moody
Published By: Elsevier Inc. 2013 in Burlington, MA

2007
Chapter Title: Diaphragmatic Embryogenesis and Human Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects.
Book Title: Principles of Developmental Genetics
Author List: Ackerman, KG and Beier DR.
Published By: Elsevier Inc. 2007 in Philadelphia, PA

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