Nausheen Akhter, MD

Nausheen Akhter, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Cardiac Oncology
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2005
Fellowships:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

278 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

Doctor Akhter is very knowledgeable and very professional and a pleasant person.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Just as I said she sat with me was so kind explained everything so I felt so at ease she was great

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She's taken great care of me and my sister.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very informative, made us feel comfortable

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She is the very best I am blessed to have her as my cardiologist

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March 08, 2022

5.0

I trust if she ween't able to evaluate someone else's situation, she would refer to someone else just as capable.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Very thorough in her explanation.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and very informative about what I am going through.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She comes highly recommended by my oncologist who I have the utmost faith in and respect for. Dr. Akhtar is very knowledgeable and thorough and also instills confidence. She also has a very pleasant bedside manner.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

I had open heart surgery in 2017. Dr. Akhter has been my cardiologist throughout this time. She is the person who enabled me to have my surgery with Dr. McCarthy. I admire her expertise, her knowledge, her compassionate nature and her sense of humor. I trust her.She listens carefully to me and addresses each question that I ask.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter puts you at ease with her friendly approachable manner. She explains topics very candidly and seems interested and helpful.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She was wonderful. She was amazingly pleasant and knowledgeable.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent communicator and very caring.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Akhter is the best doctor in the world, she is a very kind, caring, perceptive, intelligent, inquisitive and experienced doctor.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Patient , knowledgeable and caring

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and follow thru

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She listens Cair fully and try to fix the problem

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Akhter is the Best. She has taken very good care of me.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter explained everything very clearly and ordered a chest x-ray a month after my surgery to monitor my recovery.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

She's an amazing person. Dr.Akhtar does a very good job in her perfession. I will recommend her to anyone.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and support she has given with great care in explaining results and outcome of procedure/tests results.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter is awesome - she takes the time to explain everything to me - I feel very fortunate to have her as my cardiologist

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Print, competence, professionalism and KINDNESS. Thank you

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter seems very knowledgeable, and also asks pertinent questions and listens to my answers.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter is very clear in her communication and personable. Allows time for questions and answers and considers the patient’s opinions.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Wonderful doctor and great person.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very caring and concerned about her patients health

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Outstanding patient care.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

She is the best. Knows so much. Always cares about my improvement

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter is amazing! Thank you for all you have done to ensure my mother receives the care she needs and deserves.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

she is professional, caring and a top cardiologist

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhtar is the best cardiologist, she explains in detail about my health.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She is a great doctor and it is hard to find a doctor who specializes in cardiotoxicity caused by chemo.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She has a great patient relationship. She describes issues and discusses what to look for and how to monitor them. She continually looks for ways to improve my quality of life.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very friendly, easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable. She explained my condition very thoroughly so that I could understand. It was a pleasure meeting her.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter has a great bedside manner. She cares about her patients and takes the time to explain her treatment modality involving the patient. She is genuinely a very nice caring person.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Pleasant concern caring and most importantly professional

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Easy to understand -gave me my meds.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to answer all questions

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November 14, 2021

5.0

She is very caring.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She is really good. Explain everything very well and she is very caring

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very thorough and incorporates my other Medical issues into my treatment.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Very informative and good listener. Answered easily all of my questions.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Compassionate and caring, trust and respect Dr. Akhter. Kind and caring, Knows her stuff. Great personality!

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October 29, 2021

5.0

She is a 10. Best cardiologist I’ve had in the 20 years of heart issues.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr.Akhter Is concerned for her patients and offers the best advice and care.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

She is awesome! Listens and recommends, listens to my thoughts and finds ways to make it happen. I worry about the damage that my breast cancer treatments have damaged my heart but I feel like Dr. Akhter is coming me healthy!

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Great physician

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nausheen Akhter is very thorough

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter was very attentive, and took time to explain any concern or potential concern regarding irregular heart beats.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

She is highly qualified in the newest research and treatments for women with both heart disease and breast cancer. She explained the possibilities and concerns, changed out one medication and devised a workable plan for moving forward

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October 04, 2021

5.0

The doctor is great explaining things so we understand everything

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October 04, 2021

5.0

She is patient, takes her time to explain the information, Information, knowledgable. Nice, patient and easy to talk to.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Her in-depth knowledge her compassion her patience to explain and help me to understand my condition. She is simply superb. I am so grateful to have her as my cardio oncologist

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter seemed genuinely interested in improving my health. She asked pertinent questions, and listened closely to my answers. She explained things well, and I felt liked she tailored the steps in my treatment to my individual needs. (rather than a one-step-fits-all approach). She is extremely pleasant!

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September 12, 2021

5.0

I would score Dr. Akhter 100 percent for the care she extends to her patients. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Akhter for my Cardiologist.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator and thinker with pleasant friendly disposition.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

She is very thoughtful and thorough and takes into consideration the illness I'm dealing with.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

She cares a lot about my well being, explains what she sees and wants me to do very clearly. She is very knowledgeable

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September 03, 2021

5.0

As the leader of the team she sets the tone for how to treat patients.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Efficient, kind, and thorough.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter is the best doctor in the galaxy

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Personal. She explains things in easy to understand terms. Sees me once a year but makes me feel like I am one of the few patients. Encouraging advice.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

She explained everything clearly to me and very nice!

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Genuine interest in my cardiac history. She offered additional useful comment as to future considerations.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough. Looks back at all previous test results and answers all questions. Just recently, I had been to another cardiologist at a different hospital and you can tell why Dr. Akhter is super.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

She is perceptive, intelligent, inquisitive, likes research, wants to know new research findings and what the TV news medical reports. She has an open analytical mind.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Kind caring and professional. Took extra time to male sure she answered all my questions.

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June 19, 2021

5.0

Her knowledge of my case

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, Thorough

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter has shown and given me great confidence in her expertise as a Cardiologist. I feel that I am in excellent hands. Thank you.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Patient, thoughtful, kind, caring. She really took the time prior to my visit to learn about prior test. She also thoroughly went through Mychart to make sure of the facts surrounding my referral by Dr. Mehta.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Wonderful person! Great care for patients! Spends as much time that is needed for appt. caring individual.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

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April 05, 2021

5.0

She was on top of everything when I told her what was happening to me.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

She is a great cardiologist.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very thorough, personable and a pleasure to visit with.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Akhter is very good and professional

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter, in addition to having a lovely personality, always demonstrates familiarity with each component of my health. Asks pertinent questions, answers questions thoroughly. Thorough.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She is the best doctor in the department. Kind, sensitive and REALLY SMART!

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She treats me as if I am her only and most special patient. She’s tops.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

she's very thorough and passionate

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March 05, 2021

5.0

I chose 10 because she was very nice patient answered every question I asked with the best response to my understanding

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March 03, 2021

5.0

She is so compassionate and awesome

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Thorough and kind

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March 01, 2021

5.0

She seems very caring and knowledgeable.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

She is very Profesional and friendly

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is wonderful.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent care. I trust what she tells me.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr, Akhter is an excellent, caring, meticulous, and outstanding physician. I feel so fortunate to have her for my doctor.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

My superb stellar care from Dr. Nausheen Akhtar. She is compassionate competent and caring and most of all takes time to explain and communicate so that I can be an informed partner in my care. Dr Aktar epitomizes the practice of medicine as both art and science.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Super Doctor

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter took the time to address my concerns and questions. Dr. Akhter displays knowledge in her speciality in Cardiology.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

She shows me a great level of concern and care for my condition.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Best bedside manner. Easy to talk to, take time to explain everything to you, very professional, knowledgeable, soft spoken. She has your best interest.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very knowledgeable. Very understanding and informative. Always willing to take time answering my questions. Very kind.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and caring.

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Disclosures

Nausheen Akhter, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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