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Adam Ackerman, MD, FACP

Medical Director, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs; Associate Director, Hospital Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine; Physician Lead and Co-Director, Opioid Stewardship Program

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Adam Ackerman, MD, FACP



When you or a loved one fall acutely ill and need the resources of a major academic hospital to come together to help, Dr. Adam Ackerman is there to step in. Dr. Ackerman specializes in the management of complex medical conditions warranting admission to the hospital. “I enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and treating severe illness while forming personal healing connections with patients and their families,” he says.

Ackerman joined Yale New Haven Hospital’s hospital medicine team in 2015 after serving as an active-duty physician in the United States Air Force. He received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and furthered his training with an internal medicine residency at the U.S. Air Force’s Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

An associate director of the hospital medicine team, Ackerman cares for patients at both the York Street and Saint Raphael campuses of Yale New Haven Hospital. He continues to lead quality improvement efforts in the areas of reducing repeat hospital admissions, improving length of stay, opioid stewardship, and ensuring safe patient flow through the system. He also remains active in research and in teaching internal medicine residents and students as an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine in the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Ackerman’s team employs advanced medical knowledge, experience, and technology to optimize accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment. “Our hospitalists specialize in delivering world-class care to our acutely ill patients, and when a particular problem requires collaboration with a subspecialist, the depth and breadth of expertise available to us at Yale is truly amazing,” he explains.

Dr. Ackerman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Education & Training

  • Residency
    Keesler Medical Center, 81st Medical Group, United States Air Force (2012)
  • Internship
    Keesler Medical Center, 81st Medical Group, United States Air Force (2010)
  • MD
    Tufts University School of Medicine (2009)
  • MM
    Boston University College of Fine Arts, Conducting Performance (2003)
  • AB
    The Florida State University, Music (2001)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2012)


  • Parenteral opioids for pain in the hospital
    Webinar 2023
    Vizient Member Networks
  • How health systems can tackle the opioid epidemic
    Webinar 2022
    Vizient Member Networks
  • How health systems can tackle the opioid epidemic
    New Haven, CT, United States 2022
    Addiction Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Opioid stewardship: improving the standard of care
    Virtual conference 2021
    Dartmouth Health Hospital Medicine Conference
  • Association of a new hospitalist staffing model with reduction in new patient admissions assigned to rounding physicians
    Virtual conference 2021
    SHM Converge
  • Combating the opioid epidemic from within inpatient settings
    San Diego, CA, United States 2019
    Annual Meeting, American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Rational Opioid Prescribing: Improving the Inpatient Standard of Care
    Orlando, FL, United States 2018
    National Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Pilot of an intervention to reduce utilization of intravenous opioid narcotics in hospitalized medical patients
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    Annual Meeting, Society of General Internal Medicine
  • “Acute arterial hypertension: a review”
    Anchorage, AK, United States 2014
    673d Medical Group Hospital Medicine Conference
  • Advanced topics in systolic heart failure
    Biloxi, MS, United States 2012
    Grand Rounds
  • Chronic total occlusion of the proximal right coronary artery successfully treated via a retrograde percutaneous approach
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2012
    Annual Meeting, American College of Physicians
  • Eptifibatide-induced thrombocytopenia complicated by coronary stent thrombosis
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2010
    Annual Meeting, Army-Air Force Chapter, American College of Physicians
  • Premature ventricular complex-induced dilated cardiomyopathy in an otherwise healthy 19-year-old active duty sailor
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2010
    Annual Meeting, American College of Physicians

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Excellence in Healthcare Award for Quality Improvement ChampionsUnited Hospital Fund2022
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force2015
Senior Resident Teacher of the YearKeesler Medical Center, 81st Medical Group, United States Air Force2011
Intern of the YearKeesler Medical Center, 81st Medical Group, United States Air Force2010
Alpha Omega AlphaTufts University School of Medicine2009

Professional Service

American College of PhysiciansFellow2023 - Present
Committee of Regulatory, Safety and QualityMember2022 - Present
Sepsis Mortality Performance Improvement Team, Yale New Haven HealthMember2021 - 2022
COPD Readmissions Performance Improvement Team, Yale New Haven HospitalLead2020 - 2022
System Care Signature/Health Equity/Quality/Safety CommitteeMember2019 - Present
Hospital Medicine Quality Improvement Committee, Yale New Haven HospitalChair2019 - Present
Opioid Stewardship Committee, Yale New Haven HealthChair2018 - Present
Mortality Review Committee, Yale New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2018 - Present
Medicine Operations Committee, Yale New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2016 - 2018

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