TEDxBoston

Kate Ackerman

Medical Director of Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and former National Team Rower

Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. She is affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ackerman can speak from the science perspective on the clinical issues facing female athletes: vital perspective to bring to this topic given how much we are learning about the ways in which women athletes often differ in how their bodies and minds respond to and adapt to training so they can perform at their top level in competitions – physically and emotionally. Former national team lightweight rower, Chair of the US Rowing Medical Commission, Member of the World Rowing Medical Commission, Director of Female Athlete Program