Dr. Michael A Acker MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Michael Acker is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has been in practice for 33 years. He is one of 22 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 5 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Pennsylvania Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Ranked #11 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1988

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1988 - 1991

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2015

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2010

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Publications & Presentations

CD3 monitoring of antithymocyte globulin therapy in thoracic organ transplantation.
Krasinskas, A.M., Kreisel, D., Acker, M.A., Bavaria, J.E., Pochettino, A., Kotloff, R.M., Arcasoy, S., Blumenthal, N., Kamoun, M., Moore, J.S., Rosengard, B.R.

Cardiology Update 2012: A Patient Management Approach
2012 10 13

INTERMACS: interval analysis of registry data.
Holman, W.L., Pae, W.E., Teutenberg, J.J., Acker, M.A., Naftel, D.C., Sun, B.C., Milano, C.A., Kirklin, J.K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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