Dr. Robert Dean Acton MD Surgeon

Dr. Robert Acton is a surgeon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Fairview Ridges Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. He is one of 5 doctors at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and one of 16 at Fairview Ridges Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota
Residency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1999

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 2000 - 2002

University of Minnesota
Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1999 - 2000

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Interventional Cardiology

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Project Founder / Director, Virginia Child Health Policy Center

Public Health Certificate for Pediatric Residents, Residency Training in Primary Care. HRSA

Dexamethasone versus Prednisone in the Treatment, Pediatric Inpatient Asthma. CHKD Intramural

Publications & Presentations

Improving surgery intern confidence through the implementation of expanded orientation sessions.
Antonoff, M.B., Swanson, J.A., Acton, R.D., Chipman, J.G., Maddaus, M.A., Schmitz, C.C., D'Cunha, J.

Synthesis versus imitation: evaluation of a medical student simulation curriculum via Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill.
Acton, R.D., Chipman, J.G., Gilkeson, J., Schmitz, C.C.

Retrospective review of reoperative pectus excavatum repairs.
Antonoff, M.B., Saltzman, D.A., Hess, D.J., Acton, R.D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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