Treatment & Services
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Cutaneous Laser Surgery
- General Dermatology
- Hair Removal
- Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
- Nail Care
- Nerve Biopsy
- Skin Biopsies
- Skin Examinations
- Vascular Laser
- Wrinkle Fillers
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Actinic Keratosis
- Alopecia Areata
- Bullous Pemphigoid
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Hair Loss
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Pyoderma Gangrenosum
- Rashes/Red Skin
- Rosacea (Adult Acne)
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Lesions
- Skin Tags
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Nova Southeastern University/North Broward Hospital District
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
Residency - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Hialeah, FL USA
Internship - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Hialeah, FL USA
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
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 9/8/2017, 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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329 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017
Dr. Akhtar started a new treatment and gave me excellent instructions.
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017
staff was great, not hurried.
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2017
I have seen Dr. Akhtar for 9 months. My sickness was wrongly diagnose as an allergic one. thanks to Dr. Akhtar correct one (Bullous pemphigoid ) I am alive and in the process of defeating it. In each visit she explain the change in the amount of pills to take and we leave with peace of mind that we are very well taking care of.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017
didn't feel listened to !!
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2017
She always,goes over everything with me and explains what our next step is to get me closer to Good health.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
Dr. Akhtar is one of the most professional and kind doctors that I have ever had! Although she is incredibly busy throughout the day, she is patient when in the room with me, and spends as much time as necessary! She is also incredibly knowledgeable regarding the most up-to-date treatments, and has changed my life forever with regards to my chronic diagnosis (that I have had for the past 30 years). I have been to at least 15 dermatologists throughout the past 30 years, and I can honestly say that I have FINALLY found THE ONE that I will continue to see (until she decides to stop working)!!!
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017
The doctor and the clinical staff are excellent.
Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017
I recently had the light treatment. She explained everything of what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017
Dr. Akhtar is an extremely competent dermatologist who is always aware of the most up-to-date information on matters that concern me.
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Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017
Biopsy taken and we were told 2 weeks and we would have result. If we don't have result in two weeks to call them. Very nice to hear that they know sometimes staff gets busy and can forget to release to my chart or in some cases a telephone call. Very assuring. Thank you.
Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017
Dr. Akhtar is a phenomenal dermatologist and cares about her patients
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017
Dr. Aktar is a proven doctor in the Dermatology Field.
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