Dr. Nour Akhras

Dr. Nour Akhras is a pediatric infectious diseases physician and hospitalist who has been working at a free-standing Women and Children’s hospital in the suburbs of Chicago for the last decade.  She trained in pediatrics at the University of Illinois – Chicago and completed her fellowship in Ann Arbor. She has traveled on multiple medical missions to serve Syrian refugees in Turkey and Greece as well as displaced victims of war in Yemen.  She has served on the boards of NGOs like MedGlobal and the Syrian-American Medical Society. Dr. Akhras has advocated for the rights of refugees by authoring op-eds in local and national newspapers and via speaking engagements, including presenting at Washington DC’s National Press Club discussing the effects of Syrian war violence on the lives of women and children.  Her most recent work is a book titled Just One: A Journey of Perseverance and Conviction that was just released earlier this year.  As the Syrian crisis continues in its twelfth year, she continues to advocate for peaceful change such that the 6 million Syrian refugees displaced throughout the world can find a path home.