Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • General Dermatology
  • Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Nail Care
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Restylane
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Rashes/Red Skin
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
View all 26 Specialties +


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About Asfa Akhtar, DO

Asfa Akhtar, DO is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her undergraduate degree. She then continued her education earning her medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. As well as continuing her medical education, she also carried out her postgraduate medical training at Nova Southeastern University. Her postgraduate training consisted of a transitional year internship and two residencies in family medicine and dermatology.

In 2007, Dr. Akhtar joined Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is a board-certified dermatologist and has been awarded the Best Resident Award and the Intendis Mentoring Award for her work during her residencies.

Dr. Akhtar is a member of several medical associations including, the American Academy of Dematology, the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Her special interests in medicine include, general and cosmetic dermatology, cutaneous surgery, ethnic skin, laser surgery, and facial rejuvenation.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Nova Southeastern University/North Broward Hospital District
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

Residency - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Family Practice
Hialeah, FL USA

Internship - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Transitional Year
Hialeah, FL USA

Medical Education - Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
North Miami Beach, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Professional Highlights

  • Best Resident Award
  • Intendis Mentoring Award


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/10/2020, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

512 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is always thorough, kind and pleasant during my routine skin check appointments. She always listens to any concerns I might have and is very understanding/kind during the skin check process. I would definitely recommend Dr. A to anyone in need of an excellent dermatologist!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Ahktar is the utmost best dermatologist I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

very happy with Dr Akhtar

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

airways excellent experience with Dr ahktar

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. is great. Scheduling is difficult.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

dr atkar is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr Ahtar is professional and everything you'd hope in a physician!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

doctor is very popular and very hard to get an appt

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

doctor is really great

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

it's always a good experience to see this doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

It was a very positive and informative experience. My doctor was very kind and put me at ease. I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

It is always difficult to get an appointment with Dr Aktar, but I will wait for her because she is so good.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

My experience couldn't have been better. Dr. Akatar is an execptional Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is very nice and knowledgeable. She breaks everything down for me, and educates me very well in terms that I can understand. Dr. Akhtar has been an amazing doctor to me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I have seen this doctor for the past 7 years. She is incredibly patient, kind, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

The Dr. is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is thorough. She gives you an entire body exam.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I picked up three of Dr. Akhtar's cards. Friends often ask what doctor I am going to and I like to give them one of her cards.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I would definitely recommend this care provider specially for the fast service you give I never spent more than an hour there and that is a plus!! congratulations!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is always very professional and is a terrific dermatologist!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

i always recommend to every body my dermatology doctor!!!! she is great!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr A is most professional. highly intelligent and informed. she is also an engaging person. I have high confidence in her treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

I am so thankful for this Doctor to give me the care and provide me the diagnosis to treat my condition and heal so well with great results.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Excellent,DR akhtar always shows concern for her Patients.I had a very special person performing my treatment this time,Veronica,,My husband and I are older people,Veronica walked out with me,made sure we had a car coming to pick us up,my husband had walked across to Publix,waited for him to return.I kept telling her to go home,she showed GREAT concern for us-also I thought I had lost my wedding band,I called Dr Akhtar office to ask if it had been found there,the lady I spoke with said she would inquire,then shs said she would connect with Victoria who remined me we had put the ring in my purse since I had to wash my arms did not want the ring to fall off.....SO THANK YOU VICTORIA!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr.A. is the absolute best, and I have referred colleagues to her.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I had gto wait a bit longer for an appointment with Dr Akhtar, but she was worth the wait!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Exceptional acre and attention by Dr Akhtar!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was kind, patient and professional. She was very helpful in giving me a plan for treating some hair loss.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is always very professional and helpful with my needs. The visit was safe and they seemed to take all the right precautions again COVID.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Everybody is very helpful, but Dr. Akhtar is very popular, for good reason, so you have to schedule in advance.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was great! Very thorough and explained everything very well. I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

My Cleveland Clinic primary care provider recommended Dr. Ashtar to me. I have been very impressed at each visit with her bedside manner and the results that I have gotten with her treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Aktar is a super person, physician. She is extremely competent and caring as well. My wife and I trust her completely!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is very professional, knowledgeable in her field and friendly. She is approachable, answers all questions and addresses all concerns. She is a great asset to Cleveland Clinic. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

I love Dr. Akhtar.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

new resident with Dr. Ahktar was also great.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was extremely compassionate and very knowledgeable. I desperately needed another dermatologists opinion because my regular dermatologist has always helped me but for the past 8 months my situation was getting worse. I decided to check out the Cleveland Clinic because I was told that these doctors have seen and can help out those issues that are not so common . I looked up Dr. Akhtar's information on google and was very impressed with her background, She suggested for me to see take some tests via another doctor at Cleveland Clinic for she felt that it might find my underlying issue. She took the extra mile to fully try to help me.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr.Akhtar is without a doubt a compassionate human being. She has patience and absolutely is very knowledgeable and takes time to listen, explain and recommend!!! She helped to reassure me that she will help my unusual issues and that helped be to calm down.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I've always had a good experience. Doctors and staff are courteous and professional

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

dr was kind and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I've heard very good things about this provider. I've been told Dr. Aktar is the best in her field. With this in mind, I scheduled my appointment and recommended her to my brother. My personal experience with her was exceptional and I will definitely be recommending her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I always recommend her when someone is looking for a dermatologist. She's the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Ahktar is a very kind, caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Akhtar more many years and very happy with my treatment

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

good experience whit Dr at her office, but I need to wait almost 6 months for appointment with her!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I already have recommended Dr. Akhtar to others.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I live in the South Miami area and make the trip to the Parkland office because Dr Ahktar and the staff at that location are a pleasure to be around.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Always an excellent experience with Dr. Ahktar and her staff.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

keep up the good work Dr.Asfa !

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

always a great experience with Dr Akhtar and her team. professional, compassionate, attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is the BEST dermatologist ever!!!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is always very professional and it's always a pleasure to see her.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

great knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

The doctor seemed very knowledgeable. She took her time and did not seem to rushed. She took the time to explain to me each and every item. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

I was nervous about something above my left breast and the doctor was very reassuring. I felt much better after seeing her.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Akhtar is the best both in terms of personal interaction and expertise. I can't say enough good things about her. Her resident was great this time too!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Akhtar was very professional. She took the time to listen to my concern and explain each step what she will be doing regarding my issue. She is absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

awesome experience. Dr. Akhtar shows care and concern. she is also very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

The doctor showed care and concern and listened to my concerns with empathy.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is the BEST as she has recommended a successful plan of action for my acne. She is very caring and positive in my treatment. I wouldn't see any other Derm! She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Akhtar is the best Dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

It is very difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Akhtar, or even other Drs. for even 6 months out. Maybe other doctors should be added to the clinic to handle existing patients rather than just adding new patients.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Excellent -Doctor's Nurse very pleasant, Doctor excellent

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

the doctor took the time to explain every part of the exam and was extremely thorough

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Askar is a huge asset to CCF. She always takes the necessary time to explain her diagnosis, options, and plans. I would never consider seeing anyone else!Kudos for employing her!!!

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