Dr Akbani gained his MBBS degree in medicine and surgery in 1987 from Karachi University, Pakistan. He secured Membership of the College of Physicians and Surgeon (MCPS) in 1992 and Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP UK) in 1996. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College on London in 2006 and Edinburgh in 2007. Dr Akbani is an Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford. He has been hosting PACES Exam within the trust for the Royal Colleges of Physicians since 2006. He is also local and overseas examiner for the Royal Colleges of Physician for their Membership Exam and faculty member and Tutor for Prescribing for Health Care Professional course organised by the University of Bradford.
In July 2002 Dr Akbani took up the post as Consultant Physician and Nephrologist. He is actively involved in research projects, mostly commercial studies. He has acted as Principal investigator and sub investigators in a number of studies. Many of them have aleady finished and published. Currently he is PI/SI for more than 10 studies running on the renal unit. He has presented at national and international conferences and has published papers in peer reviewed journals.