Robert D. Acton, MD

Robert D. Acton, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Cincinnati


  • University of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Surgical Research Fellow, Surgical Endoscopy Fellow, Surgical Critical Care Fellow)
  • Northwestern University (Pediatric Surgery Fellowship)

Other Education

  • University of Minnesota

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2008, 2012-2014, 2016-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013)
  • Owen H. Wangensteen Faculty Teaching Award (2010)
  • Cassius Ellis Award, University of Minnesota, Exemplary Teaching and Mentoring of Junior Residents as a Chief Resident (1999)
  • National Research Service Award (1995-1997)


  • Member, Minnesota Surgical Society
  • Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
  • Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Member, Minnesota Surgical Society (1999)
  • UMP Peer Review Committee, Chair
  • Director of Medical Student Education
  • Associate Surgery Program Director
  • PGY-1 Director
  • Clinical Education Committee, Chair
  • ACS/ASE National Medical Student Simulation Curriculum Steering Committee, Co-chair

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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