Christopher G. Acker

MD, FASN, FACP

Dr. Christopher Acker joined Richmond Nephrology Associates in January 1997. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, having returned to his alma mater after training in Internal Medicine and completing his military service with the US Army in Germany. He garnered several military awards, to include the Meritorious Service Medal. He attended college at Rochester Institute of Technology, and has published multiple articles in both medicinal organic chemistry and nephrology.

Dr. Acker currently serves as Medical Director for the DaVita Chester Dialysis Unit and is a Board Member for the Fresenius Dialysis Unit in Goochland.

Dr. Acker has been awarded several distinctions in medicine during his career, including being named as a “Top Doc” in Nephrology in Richmond Magazine’s April 2011 edition.

Together with Nurse Practitioners Kendall Weinert, Jessica Bartlam and Leigh Hanley, Dr. Acker takes every opportunity to spend time with his patients, helping them better understand their kidney disease.

Dr. Acker sees patients at our Southside location.

Education & Fellowships

1995–1996
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Fellow

1992–1995
97th General Hospital (Army)
Frankfurt, Germany
Attending

1991–1992
5th General Hospital (Army)
Bad Cannstatt, Germany
Attending

1988–1991
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, GA
Resident

1984–1988
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
MD

1979–1984
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
BS-Chemistry

Certifications & Accomplishments

Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine