Dr. Michael Acker, MD - Philadelphia, PA - undefined

Dr. Michael Acker, MD

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Bio

Michael A. Acker, MD, is director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, chief of the division of cardiovascular surgery and is the William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery. He maintains an active surgical practice focusing on the care of patients with end-stage heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular disease. In addition, Dr. Acker has a special expertise in mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous disease or in patients with end-stage heart failure. He is a national leader in the use of mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy for end-stage heart failure. He is director of an active research laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania investigating both biologic and mechanical ventricular assistance.

Michael A. Acker, MD, is director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, chief of the division of cardiovascular surgery and is the William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery. He maintains an...Michael A. Acker, MD, is director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, chief of the division of cardiovascular surgery and is the William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery. He maintains an active surgical practice focusing on the care of patients with end-stage heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular disease. In addition, Dr. Acker has a special expertise in mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous disease or in patients with end-stage heart failure. He is a national leader in the use of mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy for end-stage heart failure. He is director of an active research laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania investigating both biologic and mechanical ventricular assistance.

Specialties

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Residency
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Medical School, 1981
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School
  • Providence, RI