Veda Ackerman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs for Pediatric Critical Care
Medical Director, PICU Advanced Practice Providers
Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest
Home Ventilation, BPD, quality improvement, rare diagnoses, education.
Dr. Veda Ackerman joined Riley Hospital in 1988. She is a nationally known educator, a master-clinician, dedicated to the care of patients. Dr. Ackerman started the Home Ventilator program in 1989. She has gone on to become become nationally known expert in pediatric home ventilation. Dr. Ackerman has been involved with numerous quality improvement processes. including clinical documentation and billing. She is an expert in differential and rare diagnoses, regularly called by colleagues to discuss complex or unusual cases. Dr. Ackerman is also the medical director of the Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers, providing oversight of clinical duties, on-going education and training and have helped integrate this model from one provider to a thriving group of eleven advanced practice providers. An avid educator, she loves to teach at all levels, helping to shape the doctors of tomorrow.
|1982||MD, West Virginia University|
|1985||Residency, Indiana University Medical Center|
|1987||Pulmonary Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center|
|1988||Critical Care Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center|
Honors & Awards
|1998||Indiana University Teaching Award|
|2004||Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award|
|2009||Indiana University Teaching Award|
|2013||Emergency Medicine Residency - Outstanding Teacher Award|
|-||Chi Beta Phi Science Fraternity - Outstanding National Member|
|2001-2013||Best Doctors in America|
|March 2013||Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana’s Healthcare Heroes - Best Doctor|
|August 2013||Castle Connolly Top Doctor|
|August 2014||Castle Connolly Top Doctor|
Research & Grants
Ackerman V, Alexandre T. Rotta, Howard Eigen “Asthma”, Pediatric Critical Care. St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 2011.
Ackerman V, Gardner D. "Pharmacology of the Respiratory System", Pediatric Critical Care. 2nd ed. St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 1998.
Ackerman V, Eigen H. "Lower Airway Disease", Pediatric Critical Care. 2nd ed. St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 1998.
Ackerman V, Salva P. "Bronchiolitis", Respiratory Disease in Children: Diagnosis and Management. Howard Eigen, M.D. and Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., Eds. Williams & Wilkins, 1994.
Ackerman V. "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia", Respiratory Disease in Children: Diagnosis and Management. Howard Eigen, M.D. and Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., Eds. Williams & Wilkins, 1994.
Ackerman V, Eigen H. "Lower Airway Disease", Pediatric Critical Care. St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 1991.
Ackerman V, Harris J. "Pharmacology of the Respiratory System", Pediatric Critical Care. St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 1991.
Swigonski, Nancy L.; Ackerman, Veda L.; Davis, Stephanie D; Downs, Stephen M; Carroll, Aaron E; Yu, Zhangsheng; Slaven, James Edward, Median Household Income: Association with Mortality in Children on Chronic Ventilation at Home Secondary to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, Manuscript ID PED-2014-0406.R3
Benneyworth B, Ackerman V, Wocial L, Nitu M, Cost/charge analysis of long-stay admissions, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine May, 2014, Volume 15, Number 4, Pg. 394
Outcomes of Children with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Who Were Ventilator Dependent at Home, Pediatrics; Aug 5, 2013, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2990 †A.Ioana Cristea, Aaron E. Carroll,Stephanie D. Davis, Nancy L. Swigonski and Veda L. Ackerman.
Ahmed S. Ackerman V, Faught P, Langston C, Profound Hypoxia and Pulmonary Hypertension in a 7-month Old Infant: Late Presentation of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2008 Nov; 9(6):e43-6
Hoover W, Ackerman V, Shamberger M, Kumar M, Marshalleck F, Hoyer M, The Congenital Porto-Caval Fistula: A Unique Presentation and Novel Intervention. Pediatric Pulmonology 2008 Feb; 43(2): 196-9
Abrams M, Ackerman V, Engle W, Primary Unilateral Pulmonary Hypoplasia: Neonate through Early Childhood – Case Report, Radiographic Diagnosis and Review of the Literature, J of Perinatology 2004; 24:667-670.
DiGirolamo A, Quittner A, Ackerman V, Stevens J. Identification and Assessment of Ongoing Stressors in Adolescents with Chronic Illness: An Application of the Behavior-Analytic Model. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. 26(1):53-66, 1997 Mar. 97214704