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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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As of 12/16/2021, 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

497 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

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

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

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 Aktar is fantastic

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

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

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

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Aktar is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Always happy to see Dr Akhmatova Exceptional experience

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

I sent a message to Dr. Akhtar's office to inform her I had an unusual spot on the skin of my chest and got an appointment to see her the next day.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is always very professional, thorough, and always provides thoughtful advice for my ongoing dermatological care.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Very please with the staff and Dr Asfa was very thorough . Overall I'm very satisfied

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

It's difficult to get an appointment with the doctor. She is usually booked. She is s excellent once I get in to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I have never had a problem contacting Dr Akhtar's office. The staff is always helpful to my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I always have very good and professional attention at the Parkland location and with Dr Askar

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

She is excellent and explains everything. I am so happy to have her as a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Akhtar is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Been seeing Dr Akhtar for close to a decade. I find her always concerned, listening and explaining clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Aktar is always very caring and information. She is very thorough and explains what she is doing and why.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Akhtar was very receptive to me. She answered all my questions, and set a plan in place for me with my medical issue. She is very considerate and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr Akhtar is the best Dr that has ever cared for me. She is thorough, caring, brilliant, respects my time, she is what I wish all Drs would be.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is the BEST! She was very concerned about my condition and explained it it to me in a way I could understand. She is caring and kind. I've recommended her to friends and colleagues and they all trust and afore her. I wouldn't go yo anyone else!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Doctor was keen with her questions and even though I was not sure how to respond she knew how to redirect me patiently. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Excellent doctor and very friendly

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is very thorough. She's professional and takes her time to listen to my concerns. She is worth the wait of scheduling appointments.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

The doctor herself is great!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is a great doctor, and a great person.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

She was great

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Athkar is a excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Of all dermatologists seen in my lifetime (melanoma survivor) Dr. Akhtar is by far the VERY, VERY BEST!!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is consistent (for more than the past 9 years) in her extraordinary professionalism, respect, patience, and kindness.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

It is very difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Akhtar in Weston for less than one year out. My experience with Dr. Ahktar was very good.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Ahktar's skill is excellent.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Afktar is very good and thorough, getting an appointment with her is not exactly easy.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

She's awesome!

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is always a pleasure to visit. She is a wonderful doctor she is caring and compassionate, she listens and truly takes an interest in her patients

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is a wonderful doctor. She runs her appointments early or on time (respect for others). Super knowledgeable for my dermatology needs and very friendly.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Akhtar explains everything prior to performing the tasks. Super experienced in her profession.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Very impressed with the Doctor and all of the support staff.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr Achtar is extremely capable and very knowledgeable. She took the time to clearly explain everything relating to my condition in a manner that was easily understandable.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr Akhtar is very professional and always addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr Akhtar was amazing explaining everything to my 12yrs old son. Very friendly and professional, I highly recommend her to my family & friends

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Was very informative and concerned about a spot on my leg. After looking at it she sent a sample to be tested. Her concern and action to send a sample out eased my anxiety about the spot on my leg. She shows wonderful care about you as a patient.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is a great doctor; not only she is an extremely competent and professional physician but she hasn't lost that human touch with her patients and that is very rare to see with most doctors nowadays.Dr. Akhtar was able to resolve the issue I brought to her attention and indicated she can help me with another concern. I look forward to see Dr. Akhtar again, and her awesome staff in a couple of months.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is excellent and have been a patient for over 12 years.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

One of Cleveland Clinic's best physicians!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Doctor was absolutely wonderful so was the staff my husband Neil will be going to her next

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Akhtar and her team could not have been better. Very knowledgeable, very professional, great bedside manner. You should be proud to have a doctor like Dr.Akhtar in your employee.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Always a pleasant, informative, non-threatening experience with Dr. A.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

She was so helpful and caring, she truly wants to help me

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

My overall experience with dr was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

From my very first visit with Dr. Akhtar, she has always made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I am 100% confident in her knowledge of her specialty and trust her completely. I hope she never leaves!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Achtar was very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is amazing! I wouldn't go to anyone else!!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

I recommend Dr. Akhtar to everyone I know

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I had no problems the Dr. And nurse were very pleasantVery good

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr, Aktar always takes excellent care of me, Full explanation. I would recommend her to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

My physician was excellent as a diagnostician, very competent in understanding the source of my skin issues, and competent in her prescription for resolution.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Akhtar is the best. Not only is she a specialist and super well informed about permanent hair loss but she is also very warm and so easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her services.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Everyone was very courteous and Dr akhthar is very professional , on time , overall excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Always a very positive experience with Dr Akhtar. She is friendly, respectful, interested in my issues and concerns, explains things well and offers different treatments when current ones lose effectiveness. I am very happy with her.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Aktar is a very knowledgeable, attentive physician. Her bedside manner is admirable, as well as the time she spends with the patients and provides teaching. I highly recommend her.

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