Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, College Medicine Baghdad University, 1962.
Medical resident Rasheed Military Hospital, Baghdad, 1963—1965, specialist physician pathology, 1968—1973. Medical registrar St. James's Hospital, London, 1965—1966. Honorary medical registrar and postgraduate student Hammersmith Hospital, 1966—1967.
Lecturer College Medicine- Baghdad University, 1973—1978. Consultant hematopathologist Central Public Health Laboratories, 1978—1979, Al-Basheer Hospital, Amman, Jordan, 1980, Bakhsh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1981—1982, Riyadh Al-Kharj Hospital, Saudi Arabia, 1982—1989, King Fahd National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, 1990—1993, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, 1994—1998, Darul-Arab Medical Center, Riyadh, 1999, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, 2000—2007, Dubai Hospital, United Arab Emirates, since 2007. Medical director private laboratory Al-Razi Medical Laboratory, Baghdad, 1968—1978.
Member medical committee, vice president Iraq Personnel Palace, Baghdad, 1973—1978. Director bone marrow transplant unit Riyadh Al-Kharj Hospital, 1987—1989. Chairman pathology department Hamad Medical Corporation, 1994—1997.
Lieutenant colonel MC, 1963-1973, Iraq.
Fellow: Royal College Pathologists. Member: Emirates Hematology Group, Emirates Medical Association, Royal College Pathologists.
Married Malika Abbass Al-Khafaji, January 3, 1963. Children: Zaineb Akram, Zehra Akram, Zaid Akram, Zahir Akram, Zuhair Akram, Zaidoun Akram.