A. Bernard Ackerman

Physician, Academic

1936 – 2008


Who was A. Bernard Ackerman?

Albert Bernard Ackerman was an American physician described by The New York Times as "a founding figure in the field of dermatopathology".

Ackerman was born on November 22, 1936, as one of two sons of a prominent orthodontist in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended Phillips Academy, located in Andover, Massachusetts. After earning an undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology from Princeton University, he received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He had his residency training in dermatology at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, where he served his third year of residency in dermatology and a fellowship in dermatopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ackerman interrupted his house-officership to serve two years in the military at Andrews Air Force Base.

Dr. Ackerman joined the faculties of the University of Miami in 1969 and New York University School of Medicine in 1973. He was a member of the Department of Dermatology at New York University Medical center from 1973 to 1992. During this time, in 1979, he founded the International Society of Dermatopathology. He also founded two journals during this time, The American Journal of Dermatopathology, and Dermatopathology: Practical and Conceptual.


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Nov 22, 1936
Also known as
  • Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman
  • M.D. Ackerman A. Bernard
  • United States of America
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Manhattan
Dec 5, 2008
New York City

on July 23, 2013

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