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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

  • Aging Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Autoimmune Hair and Skin Disease
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Excisions
  • General Dermatology
  • Genital Skin Problems
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Hair Disorders
  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Hair Removal
  • Hair Removal Laser
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • 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
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Pigmented Lesion
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Rashes and Eczema
  • Restylane
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Care and Aging
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tumors
  • Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypcial Nevi
  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Birthmark
  • Blisters
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Genital Warts
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Head Lice
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (ks)
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • 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 Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Syphilis
  • The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 88 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

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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* 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

584 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

101 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Love Dr. Akhtar!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is wonderful, talented,personable, and professional. Her staff is not hand picked by her. So I'm sure she has little control over their behaviors and professionalism. So I don't think it's fair ask these questions we come to see her not staff

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr Akhtar is top notch. She is the only physician that Is successfully treating my condition. She Is thoroughly knowledgeable, always professional, and supportive. I am grateful for her.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Now that I am a patient of Dr. Akhtar, her staff contact me directly regarding scheduling. This has really made it much faster and easier to ensure that I will see her when I arrive for my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Akhtar asks questions, listens to my responses, uses information from my medical records to discus potential connections between issues I may be dealing with that don't involve dermatology per se.Her holistic view of my health is truly appreciated

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Doctor and her assistant were over the top awesome superior bedside manner and just a wonderful experience! Whoa-Hoo!!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Excellent dr. Also very personable. Trusted very much her abilities.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

physician is personable, knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

would never go to another derm doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. A is always welcoming and reassuring. She makes me feel so comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Very professional, pleasant and caring. Really enjoy my visits with Dr. Akhtar.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and professional. I have referred others.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Nothing but positives. I first saw Dr Ahktar in 2019 and feel exactly the same way now as I did then. She's simply the BEST! Thorough, knowledgeable, with the absolute best doctor/patient (bedside) manner. Any person/patient would wish all their doctor interactions could be this positive. I've (happily) found all my experiences with all doctors as well as support staff at CC to be very much First Rate. Patient satisfaction is clearly the number 1 priority. Dr Ahktar also had a young intern working along with her (and I'd imagine, under her tutelage) who likewise was very good. His work should be acknowledged as well.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

Very good. I have an excellent experience with Dr. Akhtar

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

The doctor was very thorough and explained everything in detail, answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is an awesome doctor and a first rate dermatologist. I've had issues with AKs and skin cancer for several decades. Dr. Akhtar is, by far, the best dermatologist I've had. I feel like she treats me like a brother she loves, not just another patient.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Ahktar is the best!

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Akhtar is an incredible provider. she respectsww my time, she listens to my concerns, she is an advocate for my health and well-being. I have recommended her to all of my family and always to my friends when they need a dermatologist.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

this doctor is one of my favorites ever she is so nice and friendly and takes such good care of me she takes great interest in her patients

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Cleveland clinic has such great doctors and using my chart is a great tool

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

staff and dr were great, very helpful and friendly

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Akhtar and her nurse Vanessa explain everything and the wound care after the biopsy. They answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Very professional Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Doctor Akhtar and her intern were amazing. They took the time to look at my condition and listen to my issues, frustrations and concerns. After visiting several dermatologists during the past years, it is the first time I fell like someone really cares about my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

always had good experience with Dr Akhtar and staff. Very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Excellent physician!Extremely knowledgeable and professional!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Asfa Akhtar is an excellent Dermatologist, very knowledgeable and professional!!!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

I will fill this Dr wherever she goes. Her care is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

dr. Akhtar's professionalism and bedside manner should be benchmarks for all physicians.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Doctor was awesome giving me the information and explaining for me to understand my problem. she took her time, with no rush.She is acknowledged , emphatic and her communication skills are outstanding.i already recommended her to other friends

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is a caring and compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr Ahktar is a very capable and professional physician who inspires confidence in patients.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Aktar is very organized and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Ahktar listens to your concerns and provides you with the best, researched solutions. She takes into consideration the variety of patients she sees and creates a safe and effective plan to ensure you success. She gives you a clear picture of all the normal side effects that you may experience and what to do about them. She does her best to give patients the safest options on the market and listens to your concerns. I wish there were more doctors like Dr. Ahktar. I am currently a nurse and feel 100% comfortable with being in her care. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a solution. She has been working with the clinic for years and continues to keep up on her research!!! I'm very glad that she is my dermatologist!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

the Dr Asfa Akhtar is very professional and she is very committed to my care. Thanks

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

The Dr Asfa's staff got for me a appointment with oncologist very soon

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is the gold standard! Very compassionate toward others, very knowledgeable, very respectful.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is the best there is in this field.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

*Dr. Akhtar has worked with me in finding solutions to my psoriatic arthritis. I am happy to say after almost 30 years of dealing with this I can say I am psoriasis free!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

I am extremely impressed by this doctor's competence and professionalism. She is amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

outstanding care by excellent doctors and staff

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr Akrar is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

dr ahktar was the best. 5 Star Service

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr Asfa Akhtar has always taken good care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

she never asked what I've used in the past and provided samples of what I had been using the past few months. she didn't give me a chance to talk, and she never asked any questions about my past history with acne. she didn't seem to care about what I had to say and I find that hard to understand as a physician part of your job is listening to better assess what medications make sense for your individual patients

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is always good and professional

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

The Dr. is great

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Other than the assistant the experience with the Dr. was great.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Dr. Ahktar is very good and personable. She is the only one I trust to get the diagnosis right the first time.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Been going to Dr. Akhtar for several years now. Expect to continue!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

dr. Akhtar is a very knowledgeable dermatologist who has been diligent in my care for many years.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr Aftar is a fabulous doctor and a truly caring person

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

My experience was not what I thought I would get from a "Doctor". She did not take care to read the answers I gave to the nurse/assistant prior to her coming to see me. Therefore, I had to repeat myself all over again. After she left the examining room and was done with me I asked the assistant to call the Dr. back because she did not address the reason I was there for. Again because she failed to read the notes the assistant typed on my record.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Asfa Akhtar is amazing and answers all my questions and help me tremendously!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Excellent doctor!!! Professional, caring and incredibly informative and supportive to my situation. Helped me when others couldn't. The best of the best.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I have come to the clinic for decades and this is my favorite Dr. she is the best

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Excellent service by the staff and providers.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

very pleased with the time Dr Akhtar spend with my consultation, friendly and

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Excellent quality of care from Dr. and her nurses. Friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Akhtar is caring and attentive.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I am a "Melanoma" patient of Dr Aktar so I receive prompt attention to any calls for appointment I might request!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr Akhtar is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Akhtar is very thorough and explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Akhtar for several years. she is consistently patient, considerate, and kind. she listens to my comments, and takes my opinions into consideration when determining my treatment. I highly respect her.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr akhtar is di good it can be difficult to get an appointment

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 Dec 1, 2020

The doctor explained every part of the process and what the next steps were

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

doctor is tremendous

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!

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