Paula Ackerman

Paula Ackerman, D.O.

Associate Professor Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Department: MD-PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Business Phone: (352) 627-7671
Business Email: paulaackerman@ufl.edu

About Paula Ackerman

My name is Paula Ackerman, DO, and I am an associate professor in the University of Florida Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Afterward, I completed my residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albany Medical Center in New York. I have worked in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in academic practice at the University of Kentucky prior to joining the UF Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in September 2022.

I care for adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders who have transitioned out of pediatric-based care. I also partner in the care of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and peripheral nerve disorders. In my care, I perform electrodiagnosis/EMG and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for spasticity, dystonia and migraines, among other procedures. I also provide orthotic prescription for devices that assist with ambulation.

As a physician, my goal is to help patients gain and maintain function to improve their overall quality of life.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Areas of Interest
  • Brachial plexus
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Foot drop
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Walking abnormalities

Publications

2023
Integrative Medicine in Long COVID.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America. 34(3):677-688 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmr.2023.03.006. [PMID] 37419539.

Grants

Apr 2023 ACTIVE
The function of spinal cord-brain pathways in spasticity after stroke
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH BIOMED RES PGM/J&E KING

Education

Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2012-2015 · Albany Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine
2011-2012 · Albany Medical Center
Internship, Family Medicine
2010-2011 · Advocate BroMenn Regional Health Center
Medical School
2005-2010 · Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 627-7671
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Street:
PO Box 112727
GAINESVILLE FL 32611