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Akhouri, Shweta, MD

Assistant Professor

Humanities, Health, and Society; Division of Family and Community Medicine


Office: AHC2 587

Phone: (305) 348-9171

Email: sakhouri@fiu.edu

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi

Dr. Shweta Akhouri teaches medical students at all levels, focusing on clinical skills, case-based, and problem-based learning. As faculty for Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), she supervises interprofessional household visits with medical, nursing, social work, and physician assistant students in underserved communities throughout Miami-Dade County. She sees NeighborhoodHELP patients in North Miami at one of the program’s Mobile Health Centers. Dr. Akhouri also enjoys writing and using narrative medicine to reflect on her own experiences while empowering physicians and patients. Akhouri joined HWCOM in July 2020. 

After completing her residency at the University of St. Louis, Dr. Akhouri became a faculty member in the same residency program, training residents in inpatient and outpatient settings and serving as medical director for their clinic. She joined HWCOM in 2020.

Education 

Family Medicine Residency, University of Louisville, Kentucky 
MD, St. Matthews University School of Medicine, Cayman Islands 
BA, Psychology and Biology, Florida International University 

Certification

American Board of Family Medicine 

Areas of Interest/Research  

  • Population Health  
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives 
  • Narrative Medicine  
  • Geriatric Medicine  

Select Publications 

“My aching joints! Is it Rheumatoid Arthritis?”, Doctors’ Notes - Familydoctor.org, July 2019 

“I have discovered the immense strength it takes to be vulnerable,” KevinMD.com, May 2020