Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story

Aug 30, 2019 | Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator | @katrinasorensen

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Have you ever wondered how Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist and director of Mayo Clinic's Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic, became interested in genetic heart rhythm disorders? In this video, Dr. Ackerman describes how he became who he is today. From fainting while watching a surgery at age 14, to attending Luther college and having to choose between medicine and the ministry, to attending Mayo Clinic Medical School, and finally to meeting the patient that changed his career trajectory forever, you'll get to know who Dr. Ackerman is and why he does what he does.

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