Bimaje Akpa, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Bimaje Akpa

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Pulmonologist; Sleep Medicine Physician; Intensivist

Residency, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Fellowship, University of Tennesse, Knoxville, TN

Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nsukka, Nigeria


Dr. Akpa completed his Internal Medicine residency at Meharry Medical College, Nashville before moving to Knoxville where he completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine training at the University of Tennessee. He also completed a Sleep Fellowship at the University of Chicago after which he joined the faculty with the University of Minnesota. His research interests includes pharmacotherapy for narcolepsy and CPAP compliance in Sleep disordered breathing. Clinical interests include general pulmonology, sleep disordered breathing and Critical Care. In addition to his outpatient general pulmonary clinics at the Maple Grove M Health Fairview Clinics, Dr. Akpa works in the medical intensive care unit at both the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Southdale Hospital where he is involved in medical education for both the internal medicine and pulmonary critical care fellowship programs. 


  • General Pulmonology
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow Academic Excellence Award, University of Tennessee, Department of Medicine (2018, 2019)

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Thoracic Societ
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Research Summary/Interests

  • Pharmacotherapy for Narcolepsy
  • CPAP Compliance in Sleep Disordered Breathing


Academic Interests and Focus

Medical student; Resident; Fellow Education


Clinical Interests

General Pulmonology; Sleep Disordered Breathing; Critical Care Medicine