Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology
Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases
Director of Mayo Clinic’s Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith
Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory
Doctor Ackerman is the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As Director of Mayo’s Long QT Syndrome/Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, Dr. Ackerman strives to fulfill the two-fold objective of medical education and biomedical research as stated by Dr. Charles H. Mayo: “to heal the sick and to advance the science.” He has published over 400 articles and chapters across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research focusing on the cardiac channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and sudden cardiac death in the young. Dr. Ackerman received his MD and PhD from Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School and residency and fellowship training in Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology in Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman also serves as the president of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation.