"Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle." - Benjamin Franklin

Overview 

Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Graduate School / Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015

Other Training: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014

Awards and honors 

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grant Recipient: Humanitarian Travel Grant Recipient for surgical mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grant Recipient: Resident Leadership Grant Recipient for the AAO-HNS/F 2019 Annual Meeting

Alpha Omega Alpha Nominee and Inductee: National medical honor society

Academic interests 

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

RESEARCH FOCUS

Clinical outcomes research and education.

Recent Publications

Akkina SR, Shabbir A, Lahti A, Mudumbai RC, Chambers CB, Moe KS, Phillips JO. Quantifying Eye Alignment in Orbital Fracture Patients: The Digital Hess Screen., Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med ; 22(6):427-432

Akkina SR, Kim RY, Stucken CL, Pynnonen MA, Bradford CR. The current practice of open neck mass biopsy in the diagnosis of head and neck cancer: A retrospective cohort study., Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2019 Feb; 4(1):57-61

Akkina SR, Ma CC, Kirkham EM, Horn DL, Chen ML, Parikh SR. Does drug induced sleep endoscopy-directed surgery improve polysomnography measures in children with Down Syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea?, Acta Otolaryngol 2018 Nov; 138(11):1009-1013

Akkina SR, Kim RY, Stucken CL, Pynnonen MA, Bradford CR. Is There a Difference in Staging and Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Tumors Between Tertiary Care and Community-Based Institutions?, Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2018 Aug; 3(4):290-295

Leibman RS, Richardson MW, Ellebrecht CT, Maldini CR, Glover JA, Secreto AJ, Kulikovskaya I, Lacey SF, Akkina SR, Yi Y, Shaheen F, Wang J, Dufendach KA, Holmes MC, Collman RG, Payne AS, Riley JL. Supraphysiologic control over HIV-1 replication mediated by CD8 T cells expressing a re-engineered CD4-based chimeric antigen receptor., PLoS Pathog 2017 Oct; 13(10):e1006613