Wael Hakmeh, DO

Wael Hakmeh, DO
Wael Hakmeh, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Department of Emergency Medicine

Wael Hakmeh, DO, FACEP, is an emergency medicine physician at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and LECOM. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI (2011). From 2014-2017, Dr. Hakmeh served many vulnerable populations through medical relief in Aleppo, Syria (twice), Greece, and Pakistan. Dr. Hakmeh has won many awards including National DO Student of the Year (2007), Resident Teacher of the Year (2011), Medical Mission Physician of the Year (2016) as well as several health policy internships in Washington DC (American Osteopathic Association, 2005; American College of Emergency Physicians, 2011). He has served as a health policy fellow for Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (2007) and as Vice President of the Emergency Medicine Resident Association of Michigan (2010). He is co-director of the 20+ Trauma and Critical Care training courses that have been held for physicians working inside war zones in Syria, and has lectured often for the University of Gaziantep Emergency medicine residency program. Dr. Hakmeh enjoys medical relief, medical education, clinical research, and mentoring.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
  • Education and Training

    • Residency 2011, Emergency Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center
    • DO 2007, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • BS 2002, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Research

    • Residency Education
    • Relief Work
    • Novel Uses for Ultrasound
    • Education, Medical
  • Publications

    • Zhen J., USAF C., Hakmeh W. Siblings with pediatric sodium chlorite toxicity causing methemoglobinemia, renal failure and hemolytic anemia American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.09.003.

    • Hakmeh W., Barker J., Szpunar S.M., Fox J.M., Irvin C.B. Effect of race and insurance on outcome of pediatric trauma Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010;17:809-812. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00819.x.

  • Presentations

    • Role of ACEP in Promoting the Specialty of Emergency Medicine Worldwide. Hakmeh W, 16th Turkish Conference on Emergency Medicine, Online,Turkey, 11/2020