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. Clinically Dr. Ackermann is working as an orthopedic surgeon at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm.
2009 Qualification as Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet
2002-2008 Postdoctoral work: Assistant Professor, “Neuronal Role in Musculoskeletal Healing”, Karolinska Institutet and collaboration with University of Calgary
2001 Doctoral degree: Orthopedics/Sportsmedicine, ”Peptidergic Innervation of Periarticular Tissue” at Karolinska Institutet. .
1998 M.D: Medical school at Karolinska Institutet
1992 Chemistry: Stockholm University
The mission of Dr. Ackermanns research is to understand and exploit neuro-vascular pathways in the musculo-skeletal system for restoring joint function and alleviating pain.
Academic honors, awards and prizes
2011 Awarded winner of DJO Sports Medicine’s grant $100,000 “Compression treatment prevents post-operative complications and promotes tissue repair”.
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.”
2002 Best poster award, ”Can sports massage improve recovery after hard eccentric exercise?”, Swedish Orthopedic Society