Penn Transplant Institute

Transplant Faculty

Michael A. Acker, M.D.

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William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Assist Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street,
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 349-8305
Fax: (215) 349-5798
Education:
B.S.
Brown University, Providence, RI, 1978.
M.D.
Brown University, 1981.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Fellow, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1977-1978.
Resident in Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1981-1988.
Research Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-1987.
Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy, University of Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, England, 1985-1985.
Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1988-1991.
Visiting Cardiac Fellow, Hopital Brussais, Paris, France, 1990-1990.
Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners (Cert. #241925), 1982.
American Board of Surgery (Cert. #34619) (Recertification 2002) , 1989.
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Cert. #5160) (Recertification 2002) , 1992.
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Selected Publications

Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Ferrari VA, Yuan Q, Acker MA: Passive ventricular constraint improves left ventricular function and mechanics in a model of heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 126(5 ): 1467-76, Nov 2003.

Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Emerging therapies in heart failure. Heart Failure: A Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment. Loh E, Jessup M (eds.). New York: Humana Press, Page: 271-278, 2003.

Acker MA, Milewski K: Biologic and mechanical support for advanced congestive heart failure. In Cardiac Transplantation in Perspective: A Practical Guide for Physicians and Surgeons. New York: Marcel Dekker Publ. Loh E (eds.). 2003.

Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Heart transplantation. Robb and Smith’s Volume on Cardiac Surgery, 5th Edition. Gardner T, Spray T (eds.). London: Edward Arnold Publishing Ltd. Page: 351-61, 2004.

McGovern PC, Chambers S, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Tiwari S, Taubenberger JK, Carboni A, Twomey C, Loh E: Successful explantation of a ventricular assist device following fulminant influenza type a associated myocarditis. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 21(2): 290-293, Feb 2002.

Krasinskas AM, Kreisel D, Acker MA, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Kotloff RM, Arcasoy S, Blumenthal N, Kamoun M, Moore JS, Rosengard BR: CD3 monitoring of antithymocyte globulin therapy in thoracic organ transplantation. Transplantation 73(8): 1339-1341, Apr 27 2002.

Stewart AS, Gorman RC, Pochettino A, Rosengard BR, Acker MA: Left ventricular assist device for right side assistance in patients with transposition. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74(3): 912-914, Sept 2002.

Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Surgical management of heart failure: An overview. [Review] Annual Review of Medicine 53: 383-391, 2002.

Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Bowen F, Yuan Q, Giammarco J, Ferrari VA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA: Ventricular constraint using the acorn cardiac support device (csd) reduces myocardial akinetic area in an ovine model of acute infarction. Circulation 106(12 Suppl I): 1207-1211, Sept 24 2002.

Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Yuan Q, Acker MA: Passive ventricular constraint improves myocardial energetics in a model of heart failure secondary to acute infarction. AATS 82nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2002.

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