Treatment & Services
- Cutaneous Laser Surgery
- General Dermatology
- Skin Biopsies
- Skin Examinations
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Nova Southeastern University/North Broward Hospital District
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Residency - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Internship - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Medical School - Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
North Miami Beach, FL USA
Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA
- Best Resident Award
- Intendis Mentoring Award
- Dermatology (AOA)
General and cosmetic dermatology, cutaneous surgery, ethnic skin, laser surgery, facial rejuvenation
- American Academy of Dermatology
- Women's Dermatologic Society
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Research & Publications
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As of 9/29/2016, Dr. Akhtar has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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243 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016
Got the impression of being rushed through. Everyone was polite and courteous, but not a lot of time was spent with the consultation. Maybe not much time was needed?
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
confidence inspiring treatment and concern for follow-up visit.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016
At my last visit, biopsies were performed. Within just a few days, Dr. A. called me with results indicating that one of the biopsies showed that it was a malignant melanoma that needed immediate surgery and arranged a consult with the plastic surgeon that same day. I would think that explains the rating for follow-up.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2016
Dr. Akhtar is current with all medical publications and is very informed.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016
Very pleased with her clear instructions
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016
Dr. Akhtar made sure all my questions were answered and was very attentive to me, as a patient.
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016
Excellent staff overall.
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2016
Reviewed on May 5, 2016
Bedside manner, knowledge of topic, and clarity of communication were all excellent.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2016
Dr. Akhtar is a God sent for me and my skin issues that I have. She is very qualified and talented Physician. Her knowledge and experience is outstanding. She is absolutely an asset of Cleveland Clinic!
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2016
If there was something better than "very good" I would check that. These were all better than "very good". They were "exceptional"
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