Dr. Yasir M. Akmal, MBBCh, is a Staff Physician in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Akmal was a General and Oncologic Surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, California. He served as the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency, helped pioneer regional robotic colorectal surgery and launched the Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program. He was also awarded the Residency Teaching Award and the Departmental Merit Award.
His areas of expertise include minimally invasive and robotic surgery, complex upper and lower gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant disease, colorectal cancer, soft tissue tumors, breast, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and surgery for peritoneal malignancies with intraoperative administration of chemotherapy.
Dr. Akmal pursued his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at the University of Southern California and received his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He completed an internship in Surgery at the University of Southern California and completed his General Surgical training at Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center, California.
Dr. Akmal resides in Abu Dhabi with his wife and three children. He is an avid sportsman and video-gamer.
City of Hope Medical Center, Monrovia, California, US (Fellow, Surgical Oncology, Department of General Oncology Surgery)
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, US (Categorical Resident, Department of Surgery)
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh))
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US (Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency)
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US (Surgical Oncologist)
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, US (Research Assistant)