Tokunbo (Toks) Akande, MD, MPH, FAAP

Last Known Position

Medical Director of Informatics, Bemidji Region, Sanford Health


Dr. Akande is joining us from Sanford Health in Minnesota, where he has been attending for the past two years. He completed medical school in Nigeria where he served as a Medical Officer, then completed a MPH degree at Johns Hopkins, where he proceeded to conduct systematic reviews at their Evidence-based Practice Center and their Center for Clinical Global Health Education. He completed a pediatric residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and is board certified in Pediatrics. During residency, he created a clinical rule to improve screening of teenagers for intimate partner violence; and in Minnesota, he was an Epic physician champion where he designed clinical decision support. His research interests include optimizing EHRs, patient/medication safety, patient portals, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.