Prof. Ackermann Paul

Prof. Ackermann Paul

Head of Orthopedic Research lab.

Karolinska Institutet
Ortopaedic Dept, Karolinska University Hospital, 0, Sweden, 17176

plus Speciality

ORTHOPAEDICS

Biography:

EDUCATION

1992: Chemistry: Stockholm University

1998: M.D: Medical school at Karolinska Institutet                           

2001: Doctoral degree:  Orthopedics/Sportsmedicine, ”Peptidergic Innervation of Periarticular Tissue” at Karolinska Institutet.                       .

2002-2008: Postdoctoral work: Assistant Professor, “Neuronal Role in Musculoskeletal Healing”, Karolinska Institutet and collaboration with University of Calgary

2009: Qualification as Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

CURRENT POSITIONS

2008-Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Traumatology Care

2009-Associate Professor, Main supervisor for 2 doctoral students that received their PhD and for 2 ongoing students, >50 reviews for different scientific journals and on the Editorial board for 3 scientific journals

2009-Head of the Integrative Orthopedic Research Group, Karolinska Institutet

PREVIOUS POSITIONS 

2002-2008: Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital

2000-2002: Internship/research, Karolinska University Hospital

1998-2000: PhD-student, Karolinska Institutet

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

2002: Best poster award, ”Can sports massage improve recovery after hard eccentric exercise?”, Swedish Orthopedic Society

2010: Awarded winner of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) $250,000 Ligament and Tendon Repair and Regeneration Grant for Groundbreaking Ligament and Tendon Repair Research, “Biological Augmentation of Ligament and Tendon Healing: Role of Neuropeptides.”  

PUBLICATIONS

24 original peer reviewed scientific articles published in Medline, 6 book chapters, 39 peer reviewed abstracts, reviewer for 62 articles in different international scientific journals, external examiner for ”Operating Grant Proposal”, Work Safe Brittish Columbia, Canada, 2006 and 2009.

Academic positions:

2001: Doctoral degree:  Orthopedics/Sportsmedicine, ”Peptidergic Innervation
                             of Periarticular Tissue” at Karolinska Institutet.                       .

2002-2008: Postdoctoral work: Assistant Professor, “Neuronal Role in Musculoskeletal Healing”, Karolinska Institutet and collaboration with University of Calgary

2007: Head of the Orthopedic Research laboratory, Karolinska Institutet

2009: Qualification as Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

2009: Associate Professor, Main supervisor for 2 doctoral students that received their PhD and for 2 ongoing students, >50 reviews for different scientific journals and on the Editorial board for 3 scientific journals

2009: Head of the Integrative Orthopedic Research Group and laboratory, Karolinska Institutet

Research interests:

Dr. P.W. Ackermann is the Head of the Integrative Orthopedic Research Group, focusing his research on Neuronal Regulation of Pain and Musculo-skeletal Tissue Repair in collaboration with a global network of researchers. His mission in research is to understand and exploit neuronal pathways in the musculo-skeletal system for restoring joint function and alleviating pain. 

Dr. P.W. Ackermann is a specialist in orthopedic surgery with focus on trauma. His mission is to develop and translate basic research findings into clinical practice. Dr. Ackermann has developed adjuvant treatment protocols with intermittent pneumatic compression to optimize the blood supply in patients at risk. By this means Dr. Ackermann is combining experience from basic and clinical research into new improved treatment protocols for patients.

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