Akila Ahmed W

Ahmed Akila



Pediatrics, Graduating Class of 2026

Originally from:

I was born and raised in Jordan.


Medical school: Hashemite University Medical School, Zarqaa, Jordan

When did you come to the U.S.?

I came to the United States (Michigan) in June 2023 to join my residency program.

Why did you choose your specialty?

I love dealing and playing with kids and children. I like how they keep growing and developing new skills in every phase of their life.


Family is everything for me. Both of my parents are OB doctors, as well as my grandfather. I have a great mom who was able to take care of 6 children and to be a great OB doctor at the same time. My siblings are always supportive, too.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

For me exercising is always a source of joy. So I go for outdoor running, soccer, swimming & snorkeling.

What do you like about Hurley and the mid-Michigan area?

I love the nature here in Michigan. There are many spots for hiking and many beautiful lakes for swimming and kayaking.

Favorite quotation:

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

~Lao Tsu