Dr. Cem Akin Selected as President of the Michigan Allergy & Asthma Society
Cem Akin, MD, PhD, has been selected to serve as President of the Michigan Allergy & Asthma Society (MAAS) beginning in July 2019. The mission of the MAAS is to provide continuing postgraduate education to allergists/immunologists of Michigan and to promote best clinical practices in a collegial environment.
Dr. Akin is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He earned his medical degree from the Istanbul University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He then did his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he also worked as a physician and researcher after finishing his fellowship. After an initial stint as an Assistant Professor at U-M, he took a position with Harvard Medical School as an Associate Professor of Medicine and established and led the Mastocytosis Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then came back to Michigan in 2017 to work at U-M where he sees patients at the allergy clinics at Briarwood Health Associates and Domino’s Farms, and runs a research program on mast cell disease and anaphylaxis. He is internationally recognized for his research on mast cell disorders and anaphylaxis and has been asked to give numerous lectures on these areas. He is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and chair of the Mechanisms of Allergy Asthma and Immunology interest section of the AAAAI, and has been named to the Top Doctors list in Hour Detroit Magazine and Boston Magazine.