Scot Ackerman, MD, Board Certified in Radiation Oncology, is the medical director of Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida. His private, physician-owned practice is the first of its kind internationally to offer proton therapy, a precise form of radiation treatment for cancer.
Dr. Ackerman is a strong believer in individualized patient care and has served as an integral force in Florida’s fight against cancer through his patient advocacy and community awareness. He has served as President of Medical Staff for St. Vincent’s Healthcare; as President of the St. Vincent’s Foundation, which provides financial assistance for medical care to migrant farm workers and other underserved populations; as President of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, bringing the Clean Indoor Air Act to the voting public as an amendment; and is currently committed to providing care to Duval and Nassau Counties' medically underserved populations through Volunteers in Medicine and WeCare Jacksonville.
Dr. Ackerman graduated from Tulane University in 1978 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. After completing his medical training at Columbia University in New York City, he moved to Jacksonville and has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Although no longer living in New Orleans, Dr. Ackerman continues to have a strong presence at Tulane. He served as a member of the Parent’s Council from 2010-2014, served on his class’ 35th Reunion Committee, and is a Hillel Board Member.