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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

October 2018

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Professional Background

Amaka Akinade is a certified wound ostomy nurse with expertise in direct management of patients with complex acute and chronic illnesses. She earned her Bachelor of Science in 2006 at The University of Texas at Arlington. She completed her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2012 at the University of Washington’s School of Nursing in Seattle. In 2018, she achieved certification as a family nurse practitioner after completing the post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Amaka has served in a number of nursing roles over the course of her career, including Wound-Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Patient Care Services Department at the University of Washington Medical Center from 2012-2013 and Senior Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2014 to 2018, where she provided expert consultation to patients with integumentary disorders and altered elimination. Amaka joined Kelsey-Seybold in October 2018.

Professional Associations

Amaka is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse’s Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Hobbies and Interests

Amaka enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, reading, and traveling. 

Fun Facts

Amaka played violin for 12 years. She also participated in competitive African dancing. The best advice she’s ever received is “Be present. Be intentional. Be kind.”

​My personal philosophy of primary care is to provide evidence-based holistic care in a compassionate, respectful, culturally sensitive environment that promotes therapeutic discussion of mutual healthcare goals in individuals and their families. I’ve seen the impact of acknowledgment of cultural differences and the inclusion of the individual and family when developing healthcare goals. I strive to establish an open, respectful relationship and to develop individualized treatment plans for those with wounds, ostomies, or continence disorders.

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