Mark Attaway Akins, MD

Mark Akins, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon at Saint Thomas Medical Partners – Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Dr. Akins is board certified in General Surgery and has practiced in Murfreesboro since 1995.He has served in a variety of leadership positions including Chief of Surgery at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and StoneCrest Medical Center and President of the Stones River Medical Society.


Dr. Akins has a wide range of surgical interest and expertise including breast cancer, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, minimally invasive hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal and thyroid surgery. He utilizes the Davinci robotic system for selective procedures when it offers an advantage over laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Akins realizes surgery is a major event in his patient's lives and makes every effort to explain surgical procedures in familiar terms and answer all questions so patients and family members will be at ease. Dr. Akins is married and has four children. His wife Leslie is a nurse practitioner and cofounded the Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro in 1996. Outside of the office, he enjoys golf, reading, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1985-1989
Emory University, Internship, 1989-1990


University of Tennessee at Memphis, Residency in General Surgery, 1990-1995


American Board of Surgery