Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Weston
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 10/3/2019, 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

499 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

79 Patient Comments

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!!!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

the doctor is fantastic very comfortable with her she listens and helps me a lot so glad she is my dermatologist

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I loved how dedicated the Dr. was. very thorough, great listener and took her time on explaining the plan for hair loss.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Love, love, love Dr. Achtar. She is highly professional and very knowledgeable. I trust her completely.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

love Dr. Aktar

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

The doctor was so easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I have already recommended this doctor to a friend. She is great !! She is a real asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I couldn't be more pleased with the concern and support I receive from Dr Ashtar and her staff.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I love Dr AKhtar.Always answers my questions and she is very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Atkar is the best of the best.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr was very personable and made me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

dr Aktar totally explains, involves me and encourages questions and concerns I might have

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Akhtar and staff are excellent and have recommended them to many other patients!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I love her as my Doctor but she is so busy it's hard to get an appointment

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

I always receive excellent care from the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

It's always a good experience with Dr. Akhtar.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Asfa Akhtar has been my dermatologist for over 6 years. She is simply the BEST! She is patient and caring, and is always up to date on the best possible treatments!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

The care provider was very informed, helpful, caring and professional. I would recommend her to others. But the time it takes to get an appointment is unacceptable.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Aside from waiting a long time to see the doctor I would recommend Dr. Aktar to anyone who needs to see a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

a resident came in first and did exam. left and had to wait 15 minutes for Dr. Ahktar to come back in and do an exam. I feel both should come in at same time. My time is just as important as the doctors that additional 15 minute wait is not needed.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. A is the BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr Akhtar is a superb dermatologist and is especially fabulous in managing my scarring alopecia disease.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Akhtar is the best Dr. that I have ever been treatedby. she is absolutely fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr is Fantastic one of my favorite.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The doctor was very knowledgeable and very personable. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Great doctor very professional very thorough

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Aktar is excellent. She is very caring and explains everything she is doing or about to do.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Acktar explained what was going to happen. Checked on me during the procedure and provided instruction for care of the wound. Told me next steps.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Akhtar has her appointments booked months in advance. When I saw her for my appointment, I thoroughly understood why. Though obviously very busy, she remained quite personable, understood my concerns, was highly efficient and explained things understandably. A great experience, though long-awaited.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

I sent a message to Dr office but haven't heard back.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr hasn't responded to my emails or followed up with scheduling procedure to remove mole

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

I have recommended Dr. A to others as I have been very satisfied with my care.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Aktar is a wonderful and caring physician. I trust her completely and believe she is one of the best Dermatologists I have ever had. Cleveland is lucky to have her on staff.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

I'd be happy to recommend her and I have but if anyone is having an issue they'd have to wait 6 months to see this doctor. which is NOT the doctors fault

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr Atkar is very compassionate and thorough!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is an exceptional doctor. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

I absolutely cannot say enough about Dr Akhtar. She's beautiful in all forms of the word. I wish all my doctors were like her. Professional, engaging, thorough and clear. All while possessing a great sense of humor and charm. Very human. She put me very much at ease and peace regarding any concerns I may have had about skin health and cancer issues. The best!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is a Fantastic dermatologist. Dr. Akhtar is professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable about her specialty. I would highly recommend her- as a matter of fact my family sees Dr. Akhtar for their dermatological concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I have already recommended the Doctor to my wife!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Acktar and her staff are excellent!!! it's just hard to get an appointment with her but it's improving from the past . My future appointments have been easier to schedule.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Love Dr Acktar , wouldn't want to see anyone else!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Cleveland Clinic is an excellent medical facility . I trust the medical treatment and the doctors who have cared for me.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

this was an appt requested by dr - so they found a appt for me. typically it is difficult to get an appt with Dr Ahktar (because she's so good!)

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is wonderful, the best

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is a treasure and you would be remiss in not helping her be the best doctor she can be.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I live quite far from the clinic but don't mind the drive just to be able to see her. She takes her time and explains what she'll be doing and what needs to be done. My appointment was July 9 2019. She wanted to see me for a follow up after the summer (September-October time frame), however there was no appointments available until January of 2020. This is a very long wait for a follow up appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I live quite far from the clinic but don't mind the drive just to be able to see her. She takes her time, listens questions and concerns and explains everything what she'll be doing and what needs to be done. She is an asset to Cleveland Clinic. I highly recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

dr ahktar is excellent! she is worth the wait f

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Akhtar One of the finest Doctors you could deal with.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

l love Dr. A! She is awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Akhtar is very caring and precise

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