Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Akl aims to improve prediction, prevention, and treatment of myocardial infarction by harnessing genomic data and deep phenotyping in large biobanks and under-studied populations.
He previously completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with Drs. Christine and Jonathan Seidman at Harvard Medical School, where he used targeted and exome sequencing to identify genetic causes of cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease, with a focus on recessive disease in Middle Eastern families. Past research experience also includes founding and studying a national registry of homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia patients in Lebanon.
Akl earned his MD from the American University of Beirut and MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.