Mr Akmal did his medical training at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London University, UK. He qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 1991 and went on to be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in June 1992. His postgraduate training was completed in London and he then undertook a Spinal Surgery Fellowship in Oxford at the John Radcliffe Hospital for acute trauma and The Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital for elective spinal surgery. During his training, he worked in the Peripheral Nerve Injuries Centre, Professorial Academic Unit and Spinal Unit at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and a Member of the British Cervical Spine Society, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the British Orthopaedic Association.
Mr Akmal is an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with specialist expertise in area of Spinal Surgery. He is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Mr Akmal is a full time Consultant in Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery at St Mary's Hospital, London and a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. His specialist interests include spinal trauma, degenerative disease of the lumbar and cervical spine, spine tumours and spine infection. He specialises in minimally invasive spinal surgery in cases of lumbar and cervical disc prolapse and where appropriate takes a conservative approach to neck and lower back pain with the use of spinal injections.
Mr Akmal is also one of the leading voices in the promotion of osteoporotic fracture prevention and is a board member of The International Society for Fracture Repair. He performs balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures and he is on the steering committee for the Osteoporotic Fracture Campaign. He also gets actively engaged in educational campaigns for the early treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.