Michael Welner, M.D.
Sigurd H. Ackerman, M.D.
Sigurd H. Ackerman, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist with expertise in eating disorders. He is President and CEO of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, one of the most highly regarded private psychiatric hospitals in the northeast. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. as well as. Dr. Ackerman is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and The Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Dr. Ackerman has a distinguished background in the mind-body interface, and is the past Editor of the prestigious journal Psychosomatic Medicine. As the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs and Research at the Eating Disorders Institute of New York Hospital, Dr. Ackermann led a clinical research unit for mood disorders. He has also conducted a 10-year extensive research project on the effects of early maternal separation. This innovative research was federally funded through the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) research scientist development awards, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project awards.
A reviewer for numerous professional journals, Dr. Ackermann has published widely on his specific research and clinical interests, which include psychopharmacology, depression, eating disorders, sleep disorders and the treatment of dual (substance abuse) diagnoses.
Dr. Ackerman’s experience in biological psychiatry, the medicine psychiatry interface, and his leadership in psychiatry contribute important expertise in practice standards across a variety of mental health subdisciplines.