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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
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Department of Pediatric Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Excisions
  • General Dermatology
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Hair Removal
  • Injectables and Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas and Birthmarks
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Minimally and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
  • Nail Care
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Oral Dermatology
  • Patch Testing
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Restylane
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 40 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging Skin or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypical Nevi
  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hair Disease
  • Autoimmune Skin Disease
  • Birthmark
  • Blisters
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Genital Skin Problems
  • Genital Warts
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hair Disorders
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Head Lice
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (KS)
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Porokeratosis
  • Porphyria
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Rashes/Red Skin
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Skin Tumors
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 98 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 Dermatology, 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


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

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As of 1/12/2023, 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

555 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

111 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

The doctor and her staff were consummate professionals. I needed an expert to help me with my medical condition and am so fortunate to be able to have her on my medical team. She paid attention to details that my other doctor missed and explained how the tests she is doing will inform how we move forward. I needed this kind of deliberate approach to my complex medical condition and appreciated her compassion and candor. Can't say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

She was amazing and I have complete faith in her care.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Again, the doctor is amazing, resudent was wonderful, front staff was very kind. Really appreciate this team!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Excellent doctor, caring and extremely professional.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I was able to schedule two follow up appointments sooner than my regular schedule of appointments to assess response to weaning medication right there during my appointment, even though my physician has a very packed schedule, without any problem.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Akhtar is the best. Visits with her are always very positive and I couldn't be happier. She had two residents with her this visit and they were wonderful as well.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

My doctor made an appt in 3 mos to see me again. That I appreciated. She's great.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Ahktar is such a knowledgeable and personable. Her Resident Students are excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Akhtar is an amazing and caring Dr

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

She is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I get excellent care from Dr. Akthar In all the years I've been going to her.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

She was very good at explaining the whole process of the appointment and what she was performing. Took her time throughout the appointment to make sure everything was clear and good.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Follow up appointments not always available as provider recommends.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Atkar is excellent doctor and I continue to come there because of her. However, it takes to long to get an appointment

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Atkar is an excellent doctor. She has great bedside manner and truly cares about her patients. I have been seeing Dr Atkar for years and even moved out of state, however, I still come back to Florida to see her

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I feel in very good hands. I'm very fortunate she is taking care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Akhtar Has always shown the highest level of Professionalism she takes the time to explain what she's doing and what our future plans are. She runs a very efficient office, extremely satisfied.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Very well rounded Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr.Asfa Akhter is very professional, knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr aktar help me In a hospital stayed a cupl? of years ago with an infection after knee surgery. Her advise gave me excellent results

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

She was more than amazing, from my previous and the other doctors I've visited in Cleaveland she was the only one that showed that listened and care to find out about what could be wrong.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Aktar immediately put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Akhtar Has Helped Me Tremendously,I've Been Blessed With A Talented And Amazing Dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Doctor is a very compassionate caregiver.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr is always very knowledgeable ,professional ,up to date on medicines ,illnesses,treatment. She is not rushed and provides you adequate time to discuss any concerns

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is one of the most detailed and professional Doctors I've met. She truly stands out in her field and cares very much about her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Ashkar is always so kind and friendly and thorough. She explains everything she is doing. My favorite doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

She's wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Askar for many years and she is excellent in her field

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Askar is very busy and appointments are not easy to get but she tries her best to accommodate you

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

I trust Dr Akhtar.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

My physician is the best. I wouldn't trade her for the world.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is excellent. She is very caring and thorough. I always recommend her to others because she is such a good Physician.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Love Dr Athkar

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Excellent experience- Care Provider was knowledgeable and displayed a great deal of empathy. Her customer service skills were over and above normal expectations.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Excellent, caring and thorough doctor. I recommend her to everyone.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is the best!

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Akhtar is the best Dr that I have ever had. She listens, she respects my time, she is thorough, she is a lifesaver, she found a rare and tiny cancer on my father and he is alive because of her! My entire family goes to her.

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Hard to get an appointment, but worth it. Dr Akatar is fantastic

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr. Ajktar is super friendly, informative and kind .. Love her

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Akhtar is amazing. She always finds time to see me when I am in town or when I need to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

She is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I love Dr ACTAR and her nurses. She is personal, kind and reassuring. I always feel as if she listens and offers positive feedback. She is so popular it's not easy to get an appointment ! However, she's is worth the wait!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Asfa Akhtar is fantastic. A wonderful person & physician. I feel lucky to be in her care.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Very satisfied with my Dr. Visit.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

If I could choose higher than a 5 I would. Dr. Akhtar is just amazing!!!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Akthar was very knowledgeable and emphatic. I actually had fun going to this doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is great but trying to schedule an appointment within a reasonable period of time if needed is next to impossible

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Akhtar and her Office Coordinator are high level professionals with great care for their patients. Excellent experience everytime!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

I refer everyone to Dr. Akhtar and all her services. Cleveland Clinic should treasure this gem of a Clinician!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. A is the best! She's always very professional, friendly, and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is an excellent professional with unbelievable bedside manner. Very humble, she listens carefully to my medical problems. I couldn't have a better doctor. Am very happy with Dr. Asfa Akhtar.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

She is a great Doctor & excellent diagnostician who has earned my complete trust.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Akhtar is a fantastic Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Although I like the doctor very much, any recommendations to friends will come with a warning about the difficulties with communication and obtaining an appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Still waiting for feedback from the doctor about the medicine that she recommended

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

My doctor is an amazing professional with both the soft skills and technical prowess which instills the confidence I need in my provider

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr.Achtar and her resident were fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Ahktar has great, positive energy.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Always the best care from Dr. Akhtar. Very helpful and informative .

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is an extremely personable and caring physician. I would recommend her to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

The doctor I saw was very nice and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

She is very professional and good at her job

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I had an emergency breakout on my face and Dr. Akhtar acted VERY promptly in fitting me as a priority. I sent her pictures of my face through My Chart.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is awesome! She is always on point and very prompt. She is my #1 doctor at CC.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

The best doctor

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Doctor was very professional and kind. Clear in her explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Aktar is one of the best, She made me feel completely at ease and explained everything to my satisfaction. I feel like a person, not just another patient. She really listens.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Excellent. Dr is outstanding and I have been her patient for years. C

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Would only like Dr. Akhtar to see me.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Ashkar is amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Although I feel the Dr is very knowledgeable- but doesn't really take the time with each patient.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr akhtar is extraordinary!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Akhtar is a very good doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Aktar is always professional & friendly. Answers & clearly explains all my concerns. She is absolutely wonderful & I will forever be grateful to her for discovering my melanoma. I feel she saved my life.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr ACTAR'S staff and medical assistants are wonderful. She has a very tight schedule but runs on time for which I am grateful! Dr Actar is patient and always makes time to answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

I love Dr. Akhtar for helping with my hair loss! She has restored my hair both mentally and physically! There is no dr currently out there doing what she does for hair! A 1000 thank you's for having her on your staff!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Providers are wonderful. Access is harder

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

I truly enjoy and appreciate having Dr. Akhtar as my Dermatologist. No wonder it is often so difficult in being able to schedule follow up visits.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Akhtar is a super competent and caring physician!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Akhtar and her staff, both Veronica, her O/C in scheduling - so professional and so very kind and accommodating.Veronica, her MA, just so professional and her people skills are a true reflection of World Class Care. Dr. Akhtar is a poster child for the Cleveland Clinic Professional staff.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Fantastic Provider!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Both the resident, and Dr. Akhtar were excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

All staff members were professional and polite. Dr. Akhtar is THE BEST!!!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

The doctor has a resident as she has in the past. She was very informative to him as well.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Akhtar is absolutely amazing!!! One of the best providers at CCF. HANDS DOWN!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr ahktar is always amazing. She's a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Very thorough, explained the treatment well and also the potential causes of current issue. Set up request for follow up before she left our appointment

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr Ahktar is wonderful!!!! Totally respect her and have complete confidence in her & appreciate her care/concern

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr A is an excellent physician. She is always prepare, remembers key aspects of prior visit, has great doctor patient manner.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr Akhtar is my favorite doctor at Cleveland clinic. She is very friendly and provides great service

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

DR Akhtar is very professional and caring Her scheduling team returns phone calls immediately and tries to accommodate her busy schedule.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Akhtar is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Ahtkar is an excellent physician and why she is always booked.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Aktar is fantastic

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Doctor really great! Schedule slipped- not really a huge problemVery thorough, knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is always pleasant and thorough. She provides explanations as needed and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Akhtar was engaging, thorough & a good educator. Very good experience.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

I was in distress when making my first appointment and had to wait 6 months to see the Doctor. With that being said I am so happy that I did keep this appointment. I have a diagnosis and plan for accurate treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr was excellent, not rushed, and understood my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is awesome --as always!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I have been going to Dr Atkhar for many years. After seeing multiple dermatologist she was the first to solve my skin issues. She is caring and just a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

From scheduling to the reception desk to the nurse/PA and the doctor, everyone was polite, friendly, efficient and professional. Dr. Ahktar listened to the answers I gave to her questions and I had confidence in her approach to the situation. I am awaiting the results of the biopsy she performed. I evacuated to the area from the hurricane, am status post recent chemo Ft. Myers.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Asktar exceeded my expectations and I was pleased!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

As a patient I have always appreciated working with Dr. Akhtar has provided clear and understandable communication regarding my health answers whatever questions I ask. I feel she in quite interested in providing quality care.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Jennifer's doctor is always kind and considerate of her condition. She takes good care of Jenny and as her parent and care giver, it makes my heart so happy.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

All good. Been seeing Dr A for years. She's the best.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Excellent and very professional Dr. Aktar ~ we need more of these in our medical field

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