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Michael Andrew Acker, M.D.

Julian Johnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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
Brown University, Providence, RI, 1978.
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.
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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