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Shweta Akhouri, 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

Joining HWCOM in July 2020, Dr. Shweta Akhouri,is passionate about undergraduate and graduate medical education—teaching medical students and residents. She teaches clinical skills, case-based, and problem-based learning and is the Assistant Clerkship Director of Family Medicine.

As faculty for Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), Dr. Akhouri 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.

After completing her residency, Dr. Akhouri became a faculty member at the University of Louisville in the same residency program. She trained residents in inpatient and outpatient settings and served as Medical Director for their clinic. Dr. Akhouri also enjoys writing and using narrative medicine to reflect on her own experiences while empowering physicians and patients.

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 

  1. “My aching joints! Is it Rheumatoid Arthritis?” Doctors’ Notes - Familydoctor.org, July 2019 
  2. “I have discovered the immense strength it takes to be vulnerable,” KevinMD.com, May 2020