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Kate G. Ackerman, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Critical Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Fax: (585) 276-0232

Office: (585) 276-4001

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Ackerman Lab

Lab: (585) 276-4238

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Biography

Pediatric critical care and sedation, cardiopulmonary interactions, management and leadership training for critical and chaotic events

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 mechnisms and pathway genes in Fog2 mediated diaphragm development and Fog2 mediated pulmonary lobar braching -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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1991
BS | Cornell University
Biology

1995
MD | State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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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 Soceity
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

12/1/2016
Yu KO, Randolph AG, Agan AA, Yip WK, Truemper EJ, Weiss SL, Ackerman KG, Schwarz AJ, Giuliano JS, Hall MW, Bubeck Wardenburg J, , . "Staphylococcus aureus ?-Toxin Response Distinguishes Respiratory Virus-Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Coinfection in Children." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2016 Dec 1; 214(11):1638-1646. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

4/2015
Longoni M, Russell MK, High FA, Darvishi K, Maalouf FI, Kashani A, Tracy AA, Coletti CM, Loscertales M, Lage K, Ackerman KG, Woods SA, Ward-Melver C, Andrews D, Lee C, Pober BR, Donahoe PK. "Prevalence and penetrance of ZFPM2 mutations and deletions causing congenital diaphragmatic hernia." Clinical genetics.. 2015 Apr 0; 87(4):362-7. Epub 2014 Apr 26.

8/26/2014
Longoni M, High FA, Russell MK, Kashani A, Tracy AA, Coletti CM, Hila R, Shamia A, Wells J, Ackerman KG, Wilson JM, Bult CJ, Lee C, Lage K, Pober BR, Donahoe PK. "Molecular pathogenesis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia revealed by exome sequencing, developmental data, and bioinformatics." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2014 Aug 26; 111(34):12450-5. Epub 2014 Aug 08.

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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