Karen P. Acker, M.D.
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About Karen P. Acker, M.D.
My passion for pediatric infectious diseases emerged from the desire to help children and to understand the complex relationship between infections and the host in order to best prevent and treat pediatric infections. My clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised hosts, Staphylococcal infections, and community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Dr. Karen Acker is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending at Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She received her B.S. in biology at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, and then returned to her home state of New York for her medical training. She received her medical degree (M.D.) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed her residency in pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. During her fellowship, she developed clinical and research interests in Staphylococcal infections and infections in immunosuppressed patients.
Dr. Acker is board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible for pediatric infectious diseases.
M.D.State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn2012
Assistant Attending PediatricianNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical PediatricsWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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