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Scot Ackerman, M.D.

Scot Ackerman, M.D., Board Certified in Radiation Oncology, is the Medical Director of Ackerman Cancer Center. After completing his training at Columbia University in New York City, he came to Jacksonville and has been in private practice for more than 30 years, serving as an integral force in Florida’s fight against cancer. He held the position of Chief of Radiation Oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center prior to opening Ackerman Cancer Center, formerly First Coast Oncology, in 1997.

During his tenure at St. Vincent’s Healthcare, he immersed himself in patient advocacy and community awareness. He continues to support these ideals and is a strong believer in individualized patient care. Currently, Dr. Ackerman oversees the First Coast Cancer Foundation and is a board member of WeCare Jacksonville. 

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Society of Clinical Oncologists
  • New York Roentgen Society
  • Radiological Society of North America

Community & Civic Membership

  • American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Beaches Unit
    • Board of Directors, 1996 – 1998
    • Executive Committee, 1989 – 1996
    • President, 1991 – 1992 
  • American Cancer Society, Duval County
    • Board of Directors, 1992 – 2010
    • President, 1996 – 1998
    • Vice President, Medical Affairs, 1999-2000
  • American Cancer Society, Florida Division Board
    • President, 2000 – 2001
    • Board of Directors, 1994 – 2006 
    • Chairman, Patient Services Subcommittee, 1995 – 1996 
    • Chairman, Program Committee, 1997 – 1999
    • Medical Vice President, 1998 – 1999
    • National Assembly Delegate, 2000 – 2006
    • Cancer Control Committee, 2003 – 2006 

St. Vincent’s Foundation

  • Board of Directors, 1994 – 2010
  • Chairman of the Board, 2003 – 2005 

Baptist Health System

  • Breast Program Leadership Team, 2012 present
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