Speaker & Panelist

Kate Ackerman is an internist, sports medicine specialist, and endocrinologist at Children’s
Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  She graduated from Cornell
University magna cum laude, majoring in government and biology.  She obtained her medical
degree from Johns Hopkins and her masters in public health from Harvard. Currently her clinic is
based at Children’s, where she sees athletes of all ages with musculoskeletal issues, general
medical issues, and especially endocrine problems, such as female athlete triad (disordered
eating, low bone mass, and menstrual irregularities) and diabetes.  Her research is largely based
at MGH, where she is studying female athletes and various treatments and links to female athlete
triad.  She is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a former national team rower,
and a current team physician for US Rowing and Community Rowing, Inc. She is also an affiliated
team physician for various high schools and colleges in Boston, the Boston Ballet, and the Boston