Dr. Ezekiel Akande
Extensively Trained Pain Management Physician in Somerset, Kentucky
An anesthesiologist skilled in pain management, Dr. Ezekiel Akande attended Ogun State Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Nigeria, where within one year he achieved GCE Advance Level qualifications in physics, chemistry, and biology. After earning a medical degree from the University of Ibadan, he fulfilled a rotational internship and internal medicine residency at the University of Ife Teaching Hospital. Dr. Ezekiel Akande relocated to the United States to pursue further training, including an internal medicine residency with Columbia University and anesthesiology residencies at Maimonides Medical Center and SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital. At Baystate Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University, he completed a fellowship in pain management.
As CEO and medical director of Somerset Regional Pain Center since 2012, Dr. Ezekiel Akande has established one of the foremost medical facilities in eastern Kentucky for comprehensive pain care. To treat patients with chronic pain conditions, he offers procedures ranging from trigger point injections to peripheral nerve blocks. Dr. Akande previously served as director of anesthesiology for Flagett Memorial Hospital. During his early-career tenure as an assistant clinical professor and attending physician at Columbia’s teaching affiliate Harlem Hospital, he won the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award on multiple occasions.
Dr. Ezekiel Akande maintains membership in numerous medical associations, including the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Among his philanthropic endeavors, he belongs to Amnesty International and supports the United Nations.