Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Patient Care Emphasis

Pediatric pulmonology disorders

Cystic fibrosis

Pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease

Medical School

American University of Beirut, School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics


Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon


Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Selected Research

Moore P, Boyer D, Perkins R, Katz E, Castro‐Codesal M, MacLean J , Akil N, Esther C, Kaslow J, Lewis T, Krone K, Quizon A, Simpson R, Benscoter D, Spielberg D, Melicoff E, Kuklinski C, Blatter J, Dy J, Rettig J, Horani A, Gross J. American Thoracic Society 2019 Pediatric Core Curriculum. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2019; 10.1002

Akil N, Muhlebach MS. Biology and management of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018;1–11

Akil N, Fischer AJ. Surfactant deficiency syndrome in an infant with a C-terminal frame shift in ABCA3: A case report. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018;53:E12–E14