Several aspects of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine drew Aksha Memon, M.D., to join the school’s faculty, but she says one was particularly appealing:  the diverse backgrounds of the faculty members.

Memon joins OUWB faculty, relocating from West Virginia
Aksha Memon
Aksha Memon, M.D., joined OUWB in December as one of the newest members of the Department of Foundational Studies. She is teaching pharmacology and the organ system to first- and second-year students,

Several aspects of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine drew Aksha Memon, M.D., to join the school’s faculty, but she says one was particularly appealing:  the diverse backgrounds of the faculty members.

“There are so many different people that you see here and that is one of the things I like best about OUWB,” she said. “If you look at the Department of Foundational Medical Studies faculty roster, there are people from all over the world, and that is important to me.”

Memon joined OUWB in December as one of the newest members of the Department of Foundational Studies. She is teaching pharmacology and the organ system to first- and second-year students, and is quickly ramping up involvement in other aspects of the school.

Memon most recently served as an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Memon earned her medical degree from Pramukh Swami Medical College in 2005, and, in 2009, a pharmacology degree from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, both in India. She then received her MPH in Epidemiology from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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At West Virginia University, she taught pharmacology to medical, dental, physician assistant, and exercise physiology students. She served as the course director for the physician assistant course and co-director for dental pharmacology courses.

Memon said she’s particularly proud of her well-rounded professional experience, which also includes working as a physician in India.

“I feel like all of these experiences I have will really help the students,” she said.

Memon, she said the school’s location in a major metropolitan area also was important to her, as well as the fact that she will be entirely focused on teaching medical students.

“I am most comfortable teaching medical students,” she said. “In teaching at OUWB, I want to channel all of my skills and experience…and deliver to the medical students. That is what I’m best at doing.”

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