Dr. D’Jahna Akinyemi, MD

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Dr. Akinyemi is a mother, health enthusiast, and physician that specializes in general medicine as well as allergic and immunologic conditions such as asthma, eczema, and food and environmental allergies. She co-founded a medical clinic in Silver Spring, MD, which renders healthcare and education services to patients with a variety of conditions.

Dr. Akinyemi also holds a part-time faculty position at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she provides consultations and teaches allergists and immunologists in-training.

To know more about Dr. Akinyemi, please visit her clinic website at www.AlphaAllergy.com.


Professional Highlights

  • Allergist/Immunologist, Alpha Allergy & Asthma Associates, Silver Spring, MD
  • Part-Time Faculty, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Baltimore, MD
  • Hospitalist, Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville, MD
  • Hospitalist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Certification and Licenses 

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology – Certified
  • Medical License, Maryland Board of Physicians



  • 2008 AAAAI/Schering Allergy/Immunology Fellowship of Excellence Award


Professional Memberships 

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology



  • Akinyemi D, Celik G, Adkinson F. (2015). Hypersensitivity to antibiotics. Clinical Infectious Disease. (pp. 1371-1383).
  • Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press  Black HL, Priolo C, Akinyemi D, Gonzalez R, Jackson DS, Garcia L, George M, Apter AJ. Clearing clinical barriers: enhancing social support using a patient navigator for asthma care. J Asthma. 2010; 47(8):913-9. PMCID: PMC2950230.
  • Labady A, Shvetsova T, Thomas D, Volkov AG. Plant Bioelectrochemistry: Effects of CCCP on electrical signaling in soybean. Bioelectrochemistry. 2002; 57(1): 47-53.
  • Labady A, Lewis K, Kelly S, Shvetsova T, Mwesigwa J, Thomas D, Volkov AG. Soybean electrophysiology: Effects of acid rain. Plant Science. 2002; 162(5): 723-31.
  • Akinyemi D, Strom B, Feng R, Apter AJ. Reported Antibiotic Allergy History and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with CommunityAcquired Pneumonia. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013; 131(2): AB173. Presented at the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology Annual Meeting. 2013. San Antonio, TX.
  • Akinyemi D, Black H, Priolo C, Garcia L, Sharpe T, Gonzalez R, Jackson D, Apter AJ. Filling in the Gaps: Patient navigators for patients with moderate to severe asthma. J  Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010; 125(2): AB121. Presented at the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology Annual Meeting. 2010. New Orleans, LA.
  • Prematta M, Thomas D, Scarupa M, Li, H, Mende C, Rhoads C, Craig T. The safety of fresh frozen plasma for the treatment of hereditary angioedema. Presented at the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology Annual Meeting. 2008. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Thomas D, Scarupa M, Li H. Fresh frozen plasma for the treatment of acute hereditary angioedema. Presented at the World Allergy Congress, WAC 2007. Bangkok, Thailand.



  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC (June 2005 – June 2008)
  • Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (July 2009 – June 2012)
  • Masters, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (July 2009 – August 2012)
  • Doctorate, Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC (August 2001 – May 2005)
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL (August 1997 – May 2001)