Chiaka Akarichi

UT Southwestern, Parkland Burn Center

I earned my medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire and completed a residency in general surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I received advanced training in acute and reconstructive burn surgery through a fellowship at Johns’ Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and in surgical critical care through the fellowship program at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. I hold board certification by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, as well as surgical critical care. I joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020 and I am currently an assistant professor of surgery. I have a very active clinical practice at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas of which I am the associate medical director for the Parkland Burn Center. My practice involves the evaluation and comprehensive management of the burn-injured patient. I am a member of the American Burn Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Association for Women Surgeons, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and I am a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.