Mark D. Akin, M.D.

Dr. Akin joined Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility in 1983 and is the current President of the group. A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, he attended the University of Texas in Austin on a football scholarship, and received his Undergraduate and Master’s degrees with honors in Environmental Health Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. He then earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Akin has treated OB/GYN/Infertility patients in Central Texas for over 25 years and is one of the most respected physicians in the community. Through his leadership at Seton Medical Center, preventable birth injuries were reduced to zero. He is the only physician in Austin performing non-invasive uterine fibroid treatments with MRgFUS, and was the first surgeon to perform hysteroscopic Essure and Adiana female in-office sterilizations, as well as single incision laparocopic hysterectomies. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is also a member of the Texas Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Akin is assisted by Emily Harding, PA-C, and by Nurse Practitioner Gretchen Palmer, WHNP-BC. He also renders expert medical witness opinions and is involved in many FDA Clinical Trials.

Dr. Akin and his wife Debi have three children (Amanda, Adam, and Abbey). His personal hobbies include drag racing, family fun, and water gardening (a talent for which he has received much notoriety).

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