For 16 years, Dr. Akram Ismail served as President and Senior Associate of Professional Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates in Leesburg, Florida. He added Lake Surgery & Endoscopy Center to his Lake County practice in 1995, and Endosurg Outpatient Center, LLC, in 2001, serving as medical director at both Joint Commission-accredited facilities. Dr. Akram Ismail has performed thousands of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, including upper endoscopies to relieve swallowing disorders. He also performs surgeries to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), biliary tract blockages, and other digestive disorders.
In addition, Dr. Akram Ismail treats patients with chronic liver disease and provides continuity of care for individuals following liver transplants. For the terminally ill, he inserts feeding tubes to provide nutrition and comfort. Dr. Akram Ismail directed a campaign for supervised weight loss and speaks frequently on issues related to GERD and colon cancer. Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he possessed hospital privileges at several facilities, including Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Health System in Lady Lake, Florida, acting as chief of internal medicine at both sites.
Entrepreneurial in spirit, Dr. Akram Ismail owns several businesses. Opened in 2002, Alani Medical Spa provides cosmetic skin treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, ProFractional laser therapy, and laser peels performed by physicians in Clermont and Lady Lake. Epic Teleradiology, with offices in Leesburg and Cairo, Egypt, provides radiology services to the Middle East from board-certified American doctors through contracts with such major clients as King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre and petroleum giant Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company). Dr. Akram Ismail also owns Tri-County Professional Management; this real estate development firm was founded in 1998.
In Cairo, Dr. Akram Ismail fulfilled a rotating internship at Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital and a residency in internal medicine at El-Mataria Teaching Hospital. Following a residency in internal medicine at A. Zaher Teaching Hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and an emergency medicine externship at Brooklyn, New York’s Coney Island Hospital, he completed a combined residency in medicine and pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Akram Ismail also fulfilled a fellowship in digestive diseases at the latter institution.