Dr Akram completed his medical studies at The University of Liverpool Medical School in 2007. During this time he gained a first-class honours BSc in Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

He went on to complete his core medical training in Manchester and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) in 2011.

Following this he undertook a well renowned specialist training programme in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine, in the North-West of England region. He also completed a highly specialised musculo-skeletal ultrasound fellowship under the guidance of an international expert, Dr Esperanza Naredo, in Madrid, Spain. He holds both EFSUMB and EULAR accreditation in musculo-skeletal and rheumatic disease ultrasound and is an independent ultrasound practitioner. He is in a select group of rheumatologists, in the UK, to carry out an international fellowship in this field. He has completed his Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology, awarded by the Federal of Royal College of Physicians and British Society of Rheumatology and entered into the GMC Specialist register for Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in 2019. Recently, in 2023, Dr Akram has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) for his outstanding contribution to his field, recognised by his peers.

Dr Akram has published extensively with over 100 citations of his work to date. Recently, in 2021, he has edited and authored a book on ‘Ultrasound in Rheumatology: a Practical Guide to Diagnosis’, published by Springer Publishing Group. He has contributed to the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal and Rheumatology Journal to name a few building up an impressive academic portfolio. He has presented his work at international, national and regional conferences.

Outside of medicine, Dr Akram is kept busy by his family and loves to travel mainly to Europe and the USA. He speaks three languages fluently and is currently learning to speak Spanish. He is a very keen sportsman and loves to play football and squash. His summer is spent playing cricket and golf.