Ackerman Cancer Center is the culmination of Dr. Scot Ackerman’s desire to provide exemplary cancer care to patients from all walks of life. Joining with others who share his core principles, the Center was established as a place where patients have access to first class equipment and receive extraordinary care delivered with the dignity, compassion, and respect all individuals deserve.

Jul 1988

Dr. Ackerman moved to Jacksonville, joined St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Jul 1995

Dr. Ryan Perkins joined the practice.

May 1997

First Coast Oncology opened in Mandarin.

May 1998

First Coast Oncology opened in Amelia Island.

Oct 1999

Dr. Paul Ossi joined the practice.

Sep 2008

First Coast Oncology in Mandarin expands office.

Apr 2014

Dr. William Peters joined the practice.

Sep 2014

First Coast Oncology changes name to Ackerman Cancer Center.

Apr 2015

Ackerman Cancer Center becomes the first private physician-owned practice to offer proton therapy internationally.

Sep 2016

Dr. Babita Jyoti joined the practice.

Jun 2017

Dr. Gaelyn Scuderi joined the practice.


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