Our Providers

Michael K. Ackland M.D.

Dr. Ackland is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He concentrates on arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. He has a particular interest in revision surgery of the shoulder after failed surgery. These procedures are difficult, especially if there have been multiple surgeries on the shoulder. Patients who have had failed shoulder surgery and subsequently have a successful revision procedure are among the most gratifying cases that Dr. Ackland performs.

Dr. Ackland attended medical school  and orthopedic  residency training in Ottawa, Canada, and the University of Toronto. He received his fellowship in the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. His research awards include the  Keon award for first place in orthopedic research as well as academic resident award for best research paper.  His work has been published in the Journal of  Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, and multiple articles. He belongs to  several orthopedic societies including the Arthroscopy of Association of North America. He currently teaches at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and has served as a clinical instructor for Yale University.    Dr. Ackland is certified as an expert examiner  for the Department of Industrial  Accidents.

Dr. Ackland is also the founder of the Ackland Sports Medicine foundation, a charitable organization that raises and contributes funds to young athletes in need of financial assistance to play sports. He strongly believes that sports for young   boys and  girls can teach excellent values and  work ethics.

Dr.   Ackland has served as orthopedic consultant to the senior pro tennis tour. His patients include professional hockey players in the NHL, Olympic athletes, professional golfers, and international figures. He contributes a significant  portion of his time to educational lectures, medical presentations, and teaching internationally to further the orthopedic standards in other countries.

He is proud of the number of doctors, surgeons, and health professionals who have trusted him as their orthopedic surgeon.

Alexander Gimelberg

Alexander is a physician’s assistant with Ackland Sports Medicine.

Prior to joining the practice, Alexander worked in Occupational Medicine and Orthopedics.

Alexander earned his undergraduate degree in engineering in Belarus. He is a graduate of the Physician
Assistant studies at Northeastern University.

Alexander is Board Certified by the national Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is
licensed to practice medicine as a physician assistant in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

His clinical interests are sports medicine, knee and shoulder injuries and occupational injuries.

In his personal time he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.