• Position: Medical Director, Professor
  • Department: Physician Assistant Program
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 2086
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-1273
  • Email: hakem1a@cmich.edu
  • Area(s) of Expertise: Internal Medicine


  • Clinical Medicine

Degrees and Universities:

Board Certified-Internal Medicine (ABIM-ABMS)
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey

Ahmad Hakemi, M.D., joined Central Michigan University in 1998 and was awarded the position of Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program in 2006 until summer of 2013. He previously held positions in the program as Medical Director, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Adjunct Faculty.

Dr. Hakemi is a Board Certified Internist from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is listed in the Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, published by the American Board of Medical Specialists. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, where he was named chief resident in his PGY-4 year. 

Dr. Hakemi has held positions in hospitals and clinics including Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Trenton Affiliated Hospitals (St. Francis Medical Center and Helene Fuld Medical Center) in Trenton, New Jersey; Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; and numerous others

In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Hakemi brings to CMU extensive experience in dermatology, hospital medicine, critical care, and more than 20 years experience training physician assistants and students in various clinical settings throughout the United States.

Dr. Hakemi has published extensively in the fields of allergy and immunology. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Hakemi is FCCS and Simulation Instructor certified by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Honors and Recognitions:

Best third year medical resident Internal Medicine Residency Program St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey, 1987


Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Hakemi A, Bender J. Understanding pulse oximetry. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2005; 17(5):416-418.

Hakemi A,Todd K. The recognition and management of anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions. Home Care Consultant. 2002; 2-2;9(2):14-21.

Hakemi A. Seasonal care: Office management of allergic rhinitis. Patient Care. 2002; 36(11):26-42.

Hakemi A. Hand dermatitis. Consultant. 2002; 42(10):1331-1332.

Hakemi A. Fifth disease photoclinic. Consultant. 2001; 41(5):728.

Hakemi A, et al. The fifth vital sign in tricks of the trade. Emergency Medicine. 2001; 33(7):6.

Hakemi A, et al. Lip licker dermatitis in oral and perioral lesions. Consultant. 2001; 41(7):1004x.

Hakemi A, Todd K. Pointers on handling insect stings. Sports in Primary Care. 2001; 1(8):1,9.

Hakemi A. Puncture punch in tricks of the trade. Emergency Medicine. 2001; 33(11):9.

Hakemi A, Radawski D. Restenosis after percutaneous translumina; Coronary angioplasty.Consultant. 2001; 41(11):1534.

Hakemi A, Melendez R, Schliep J. Cross cultural medicine : Aspects of care for a Hispanic American population. eVagus. 2001; 49(2):38-39.

Hakemi A. Diagnosing and managing rhinosusitis. Physician Assistant. 2001; 25(11):16-29.

Hakemi A. Guidelines for international medical graduates seeking a medical residency in the USA. eVagus2000; 48(2):27-28.

Published in Other Sources:

Hakemi A. Office management of allergic rhinitis. CME. 2002.

Hakemi A. A brush with canker sores. Cortland Forum. 1999; 12:112.

Hakemi A, Dayal V, Melendez R. Medical protocols in a city correctional facility Michigan Academician. 1999; 31:181. [abstract].