Dr. Timothy Ackerman is a Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who practices general orthopedics, fracture care, and has specific interests in all-arthroscopic shoulder procedures including rotator cuff repairs and stabilization procedures for labral tears and instability. He also focuses on arthroscopic knee procedures including Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions as well as arthritis and meniscus surgery. Dr. Ackerman’s practice also includes joint replacement surgery on the shoulder and knee. He is one of the only orthopedic surgeons in the Harrisburg area who completed a Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy Fellowship. Dr. Ackerman is also one of the only surgeons in the area to perform all arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery.
Dr. Ackerman received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). He then completed his Internship and Residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg. Dr. Ackerman decided to receive advanced and specialized training and completed a one year Fellowship Training Program in Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy at the Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. During his fellowship training, he worked with the Team Physicians and participated in the care of the Philadelphia Eagles Professional Football Team, the Philadelphia Flyers Professional Hockey Team, the Philadelphia Phantoms Hockey Team, as well as Drexel University and Rutgers University. While working with the Eagles, he traveled with the team and provided care to the athletes which included a trip to the Super Bowl.
Dr. Ackerman joined The Arlington Group in 2005 and currently serves as Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Steelton – Highspire High School. He is also the Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for Penn State University Harrisburg Campus and Lebanon Valley College. He also provides orthopedic care and is an Orthopedic Consultant for several local area high schools.
He served as an Orthopedic Surgeon for the 2007 Big 33 Football Classic, Sports Medicine Physician for the PGA 84 Lumber Classic Golf Tournament in 2005 and 2006, and assists in running the Sports Medicine Primary Care Fellowship with Dr. Michael Cordas.
Dr. Ackerman maintains membership in several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), the Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA), the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society (POS), and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Dr. Ackerman is the recipient of the 2008 Clinical Teaching Award from the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at Pinnacle Health Hospitals.
Dr. Ackerman lives in Harrisburg with his wife, Jami.