Kathryn Ackerman MD, MPH, FACSM
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Ackerman, MD, MPH, FACSM is the founder and Medical Director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Associate Director of the Sports Endocrine Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her BA from Cornell University in government and biology, her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health with concentrations in quantitative methods and women’s health and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, endocrinology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and research fellowship in neuroendocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is triple boarded in internal medicine,
sports medicine and endocrinology. She was named the top sports medicine doctor in Boston by Boston magazine in 2019 and 2020, a woman changing the world by Shape magazine in 2019 and was the 2020 honoree for the Grace, Grit and Glory annual event of Women’s Rowing.
Her research focuses on the Female Athlete Triad and the various aspects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). She has authored/co-authored over 100 articles and book chapters related to sports medicine, endocrinology, rowing, bone health, bone imaging techniques, hormonal treatments for bone in oligo-amenorrheic athletes and other topics pertaining to female athletes, including position statements with the IOC and the Endocrine Society.
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Recommendations and Nutrition Considerations for female athletes