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
Physician 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 

204 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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January 22, 2021

5.0

Very personable who takes the time to explain what is going on.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Takes time to explain and discusses options

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January 20, 2021

5.0

The doctor was extremely knowledgeable, very patient & kind! I felt relieved & much more at ease after speaking with her!

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Akhter was knowledgeable, engaging and highly communicative. She listened to me, and spoke in a manner and language that I could understand. That is an extremely important skill in a physician. She also gave me all the time I needed to ask questions and understand what was going on.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to. Very efficient, and professional.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter shares her knowledge in a way that makes me want to work with her to improve my health.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

She explained everything in great detail.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Dr Nausheen Akhter is very professional and care

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December 21, 2020

5.0

She is caring and concerned about the whole person

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Good service

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Her specialization.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent communication skills. Good balance of questioning and making suggestions. I am sure she deals with a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds; so she spent the first few minutes figuring out what kind of visit I was looking for then metered her responses accordingly. Very impressed.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter is thorough and she listens. She makes you feel comfortable with her and explains and answers any questions you may have. She is the best.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Care for patients needs & understanding, medical options and attention to details.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Dr Akhter is very thorough in her review of all EMR clinical notes and diagnostic testing results across all specialties. Dr. Akhter listens to all patient concerns and symptoms and then makes a comprehensive recommendation for the best plan of care. She always responds timely to messages, makes referrals as needed and consults across the NM continuum of care for her patient as needed.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Excellent at describing issues and answering questions in understandable terms.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Great doctor! Discussed everything I needed to know and made sure I understood everything before leaving.

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November 27, 2020

5.0

As I said before, Dr. Akhter is always pleasant to deal with, does not rush me and answers my questions both in person and on my chart when they come up. If there is an issue, we discuss it as being a team and she always gives me the benefit of the doubt and is willing to let me try and alter my manner of dealing with an issue before rushing to medication, unless it is absolutely necessary. I feel that I can talk to her. She is genuinely concerned and after several years of being with her, I think of her more like a part of my family than my doctor.

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Very personal & Compassionate

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November 18, 2020

5.0

He is an awesome cardio-oncologist. He has a very calming demeanor which is needed when dealing with cancer patients and a wonderful bedside manner. He knows his " stuff" and he does not "beat around the bush" when asked a question. He is straightforward with his response and will seek out the best possible plan of care.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter is Very personable. She takes her time with patients and answers all questions and provides pertinent information for treatment.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

She is an extremely good cardio oncologist and is in a highly specialized field. I trust her judgement and advice in earnest. I aporeciate her as my newer cardiologist.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter is superb and the Blume Institute is excellent.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akther is intelligent, knowledgable, and compassionate. She listens and she cares.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I had open heart surgery at Northwestern performed by Dr. McCarthy. My cardiologist is Dr. Akhter. I think both of them and all of those who have assisted me in this endeavor have been expert, dedicated, compassionate, and caring people. I am alive because of them. I thank them from the bottom of my still beating heart!

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and she is very good in explaining treatments

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Very professional department

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Thorough exam and clear explanations

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November 04, 2020

5.0

She explained everything beautifully

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Always available. Explains my situation well and options.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Very professional and caring.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Good bedside manner, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, professional, personable.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, easy to talk to.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Akter is a fine Cardiologist whom I trust

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Its fine reputation is well deserved

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Very personable and caring. Takes time to understand patient issues. Willing to try different approaches for medications.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Good doctors

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Ahkter is so sweet. Very thorough and has a very good bedside manner.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Smart, compassionate, caring

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Caring and intelligent

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable

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September 04, 2020

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor that listens to everything you say.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

She is not only completely knowledgeable, but she's also such a kind person.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I've received wonderful care from every person I've encountered. All the personnel are concerned with the whole patient, not just my heart.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

She was amazing and thoughtful. I felt she really cared and understood my cancer to heart situation

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September 02, 2020

5.0

My dr was amazing and thorough on my topic of cancer and heart health.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

She takes her time to discuss all reasons for testing and she is down to earth and very personable. She is my favorite doctor.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Dr Akhter is very detail in explaining, so that I could understand. She's also caring and knowledgeable in what what she does. A GREAT doctor!!

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Good, quality care.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter is an excellent physician. I feel so fortunate to be in her care. She is professional, very thorough, and so very knowledgeable. Dr. Akhter is very pleasant. .All in all, she is a wonderful doctor.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

1st visit — she's a good listener. That means a lot.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

I trust their knowledge & level of care.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Whereas in the past I had a cardiologist who was mediocre at best, I feel that Doctor Akhter is a highly knowledgeable and professional cardiologist. Her demeanor is very pleasant and I feel that she comprehensively addresses all issues and questions. Yes, I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking top notch heart care.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, personable.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable.

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Akhter is a wonderful physician. She makes the patient very comfortable and explains clearly what is going on.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

I love how Dr. Akhter takes a personal interest when she interacts with me. She takes time to answer any questions I have. She also explains things in a way I can understand. Her language is not so technical to the point I can't understand as some doctors.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very personable and took plenty of time with me to answer my concerns.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very though and easy to understand

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July 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. is very thorough and explains things clearly.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Warm, caring, thorough and intelligent.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

A very thorough and thoughtful evaluation.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

This was my first time meeting with Doctor Ahkter. She made me feel very at ease all in all it was a great visit.

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