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

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

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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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 School - 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 9/11/2018, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

456 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr. was excellent! This was my first visit with her and I will definitely return and recommend her to others. She was very informative and caring. so happy with her office.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is always very thorough, kind, and knowledgeable. She is there to answer any questions you may have and review your conditions in a positive light. I experienced great results w/her treatment recommendations for my scalp issues and appreciate her follow-up plan for my other dermatology concerns .

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

the Dr. was wonderful. nurse was great. waiting for appointment was long. otherwise things were good.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Asfa Akhtar is professional and has a pleasant demeanor. She is knowledgeable and confident and shows concern for the patient.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Akhtar and her staff helped me. The correct diagnosis was made and the treatment regiment made an immediate improvement in my life.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is a Phenomenal Physician. She is very professional and really caring!!!! What can I say, she is just the best!!!!!!!!! I will I had option to give her 10 and better than very good. She is absolutely an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Good, confident, cordial and professional. Thank to have this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Aktar is the best dermatologist I've ever seen and obviously others feel the same because she is always very busy but always great ... she does NOT rush the appointment and is very concerned with her patients' well-being. I LOVE DR. AKTAR ... SHE IS THE BEST!!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

I find Dr. Akhtar to be not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, but open and friendly. A trait not possessed by many doctors.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Ahktar is most professional, and she inspires great confidence. Wish she had a little more time to explain why my issues were nothing to worry about, but I understand the economics of health care providers. In all, she was most generous with her time.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. A is obviously a high educated and worldly individual. She is easy to relate to.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr Akhtar is a great health care provider and she is more than willing to discuss all issues relating to my disease and treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

This is my second time working with Dr Akhtar and I have been under her care for almost a year this time. She is very warm and gracious and knowledgeable about my rare condition. I really enjoy seeing her and completely trust her treatment plan. She makes it easy to address any concerns or questions I may have.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Her staff member greeted me before the exam and was very prompt. Dr. Akhtar is thorough and professional. She is also very caring and makes sure to answer any questions. I did not feel rushed at all. Great visit.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is an excellent physician. In the past she has discovered skin cancer that previous doctors had not.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Great experience. Dr. Akhtar is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

dr and staff were great

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr Akhtar very thorough kind and professional

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

she is awesome, I've. been seeing this doctor for years and wouldn't want anyone else. she is super smart, stays in top of current treatment options, empathetic and kind and simply great.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Provider answered all questions clearly, very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr Actar is outstanding, considerate, supportive and always willing to listen and answer my questions. She is professional but very personable and warm. Although is never easy to get an appointment because the department is so busy she is well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

I usually do not have to wait for Dr Actar but she had been out of town and was treating an usually heavy patient load.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Aktar is a very professional dermatologist.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Merna and Valerie and Dr. Aktar were wonderful and made this visit "truly world class care." Thank you to our Dermatology Team.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

I was thoroughly disappointed with this visit. I felt rushed and as if the Dr. had a dismissive attitude. This is not my typical experience with her, however, it does not change the fact that I had to take a day off of work, paid for a visit, and felt as if my concerns were not important. At the time that I made the appointment, I asked to schedule my yearly checkup as well since I was already going to be there and there were no appointments until next March. I was told this was done.Not only was this not done, I was rushed out of the office visit and after asking a question regarding a script was told that she "she already logged out of the computer, I should've asked earlier"...the issue wasn't addressed.This is not typical as mentioned but I'm disappointed.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I did not feel that Dr. Akhtar had any personal interest in me or why I was there. I felt like I was just a number and she was anxious to get me in and out as quickly as possible. She requested a follow up visit for earliest appt. available to review my condition. The earliest appt. in in April of 2019. Seven months from now. That is in not a reasonable time frame for a follow up. Suppose I continue to have problems, a reaction to the medication or what she prescribes simply does not work? I doubt very seriously that she would be available to see me sooner.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

There aren't words to convey how fantastic Dr. Aktar is.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr Aktar is one of the most phenomenal Doctors I have ever been lucky enough to encounter.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I love Dr. Akhtar!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

it is not easy getting an appointment with this Dermatologist. She is too busy/booked to get an appointment within a month ori two. It takes 4 to 6 months to get an appointment for a check up. I like this doctor and that's the only reason why I don't find another doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Dr Akhtar is kind, patient, compassionate and knowledgable. wouldn't want to see anyone else. she is an asset to Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr was very nice and awesome personality

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr Akhtar is excellent. very knowledgeable, very thorough and caring. The best Dermatologist I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr Akhtar is the BEST. She always answers my questions, and provides valuable advice. She is a trusted professional with a warm and gentle spirit.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Aktar is very thorough in her explanations and listens very carefully for patient input. she is very easy to talk to and has a lovely, generous demeanor.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

dr akhtar is 1 of the most patient and kindest doctors that I have had. She always has the time to listen, and has helped my medical condition tremendously! She has been my dermatologist for over 5 years now.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

I felt rushed when talking to the physician. I then had to wait a long time at check out to then be told to go to the outside desk and then that outside desk tell me the systems were down.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

it's always difficult to get appointments in a timely manner. the bookings are always way out. that gets frustrating. we live in West Palm Beach, so going to Weston for dermatology is a headache. I really like Dr. Akhtar, though.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Dr. Akhtar is very busy and appointments hard to get and often Dr. Office needs to change the appointment. Only issue was two times received call to change appointment. Fortunately a regular check up so not a big problem.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Dr. Atkhar is very busy, but she is very professional. During my visit she explained without elaborating, which is OK. Also during the visit another Dr. "in training" and a Nurse were present, they actually talk to me more than Dr. Atkhar. No a bad experience but I wish she would have the time to slow down a little bit so we could communicate a little more.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

I had a longstanding appointment with Dr. Akhtar that needed to be rescheduled by her office. I was given another appointment (first available) by the Clinic's appointment scheduler, not her office. When Dr. Akhtar's office called about the cancellation, I was given another earlier appointment, which was ina much better time frame then the one given by central scheduling.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Dr Akhtar is wonderful, but always rushed because of a tight schedule. You need to hire more dermatologists.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

a dermatology check and the doctor did not look at my skin or touch me...only prescribed a medication.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

I make my appointments six months in advance. Dr. Aktar is VERY good and it is very hard to get in to see her because she is often apparently over booked. She is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Doctor and nurse are very efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr Atkar and Staff are fantastic. I have been seeing Dr for 2yrs. I make my appointment months ahead. that is why I don't have a problem. She normally see me monthly. I have no problem with anyone there or the Clinic. I refer people all the time. THANK YOU so much .

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Had a late afternoon appointment. Was about 5-10 minutes late. Long delay at reception check in resulted in not seeing the doctor until 30 minutes past scheduled time. Upon seeing nurse and doctor, I was reprimanded for being late, when a good portion of the delay was related to me waiting at the reception desk.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Getting an appointment with Dr. Ahktar is VERY difficult. She is booked way in advance, AND I cannot make an appointment way in advance b/c appointments are bookable more than 6 months in the future. When I cannot make an appointment within the 6 month window, I often forget and then have to wait an inordinately long time for an appointment. It's a frustrating, disappointing experience every time I have to schedule an appointment w/Dr. Ahktar

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Akhtar is very thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Awesome experience with Dr. Akhtar. She is very thorough and explains everything in clear and understanding manner. Very professional!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Dr. Ahktar is very good about explaining things.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

Dr. Akhtar is an amazing doctor. I see her every six months for a skin check and she is the BEST.

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