Nausheen Akhter, MD

Nausheen Akhter, MD

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Primary Specialty

cardiology

Secondary Specialty

  • cardio-oncology

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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 

320 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

59 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

59 Reviews

August 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Akhter is a wonderful physician who takes the time to truly get to know her new patients. As a new patient myself, I feel so confident that I am in very capable hands with a physician who has the latest research and knowledge of both oncology and cardiology practices. I felt heard, and very comfortable with my initial meeting with her as well as with her recommendations for a change in medications. I am feel fortunate to be under her care.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Akhter took the time needed to review my past health history via my input and medical records going back many years. She was patient and thorough. I felt secure in her approach to helping me investigate my cardiac concerns. We put together a plan of action to gather the next pieces of information. I felt reassured by her professionalism and relaxed by her kind and friendly manner.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Your excellence.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Compassionate Smart Watching over my heart health with intelligence and kindness

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July 17, 2023

5.0

She is so attentive and passionate about her work. I believe that she wants what’s best for me.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

She is extremely professional and smart! Excellent bedside.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She is the best in every respect.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and caring. Only recommends necessary practices and procedures.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

She is a gift and listens, comes up with solutions for me.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable, listers to patients, and is helpful.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable with excellent communication skills.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Expertise and patient care. Takes time to explain things.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough, professional and expressed a genuine concern for my overall health and well being.Dr Akhter provided detailed information regarding my cardiac health and plan of care.I felt very confident and comfortable.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Takes time with me during my appt & is very thorough.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Akhter provides me with superior professional personal care and updated knowledge of my current status.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Akhter has a pleasant demeanor, was thorough in her exam, and listened carefully to me and my history. She was focused on me and my needs and provided ample time for the appointment.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She was very patient with us. Answered DLL our questions snd explained everything so I was able to understand everything.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Akhter is very kind and informative.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Very informative and caring

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May 08, 2023

5.0

took time with me and provided good info. Very professional and still caring

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May 02, 2023

5.0

She is very kind and professional listen to patient she makes. Excellent doctor

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Akhter is so professional in a very kind way. She is so interested in how I am feeling. She also explains everything that is asked - explains in layman terms. Dr. Akhter makes you feel comfortable in any questions that might be asked. She is very intelligent.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She was a professional to us explain everything on each point

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable. Treats you like a friend.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She had looked into my situation prior to my appointment, welcomed my many questions and provided specific and helpful respnses. I was welcomed and supported, leaving me with a solid sense of how to go forward.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent rapport and bedside manner.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She was an excellent doctor , patiently listened to my problems and has started to improve my health. It was a very positive and pleasant experience.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

I like Dr. Akhter's manner and experience. She listens to my concerns and spends time answering my questions. But it's difficult getting an appointment as she's popular.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Just a great person, so knowledgeable and easy to talk to

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, listens carefully and provides appropriate recommendations

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Extremely empathetic, listened well, explained her thought process for tests and treatment options, made sure all of my questions were answered. 10/10 she was phenomenal.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

She treated me with respect and explained everything about my echocardiogram before chemo treatments

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February 28, 2023

5.0

I will recommend her to my family and friends. She's a great heart doctor

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February 27, 2023

5.0

She’s terrific. Very knowledgeable, and very good patient communication skills.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

An extremely knowledgeable professional that is personable and truly takes an interest in your heart health.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

She’s concerned about your health and wellness. And she talks about a plan to reach that wellness .

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February 11, 2023

5.0

She has been my cardiologist for some years and I think she is totally professional, interested in me a patient and directs my treatments with skill and thorough knowledge of the problems and possible solutions.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough and very caring. Great listener.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

I trust her.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Truly a Nice person as well as competent. That is so important to me.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

She’s the best Dr I’ve ever been around…and I’ve seen many drs!

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December 24, 2022

5.0

The staff at NW are very respectful of the patients.

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December 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter spent plenty of time with me and is very thorough in questioning and explaining her thoughts on my treatment plan.

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Akhter and her team provided me outstanding care.

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December 09, 2022

5.0

Stated above, she is a wonderful doctor.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

took time. caring. compassionate. immensely knowledgeable. helped me to understand complex issues.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough, with great explanations.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

She is personable, knowledgeable, and demonstrates care for her patients.

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November 02, 2022

4.0

She was a great communicator

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November 01, 2022

5.0

She always takes good care of me

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October 31, 2022

5.0

I trust her judgement. She s knowledgeable, listens to your concerns, does appropriate testing, and helps guide you in your decisions.

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October 26, 2022

5.0

She understands my problem , works on solutions and explains excellent.

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October 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Akhter is warm, intelligent, thorough, and patient. One suggestion would be for her (and all drs.) to briefly read through all my medical history several minutes before we actually meet thus refreshing her memory (and mine) - especially since it was a year ago since we last met. This would be more efficient than searching through all the info while I'm there. Otherwise, Dr. Akhter is a10!

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October 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Akhter was truly compassionate, caring, professional and took her time making sure I understood the issues and treatment for my heart problem! Highly recommend her!!

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September 26, 2022

5.0

Thorough, patient, knowledgeable.

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September 24, 2022

5.0

Smart, thoughtful, conscientious, kind, gave great care

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September 13, 2022

5.0

Informative & great professionalism

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September 12, 2022

5.0

Extremely professional and Information given was explained thoughtfully

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September 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Akhter cares. She listens. She responds with obvious knowledge and true concern. I trust her judgement and advice explicitly. Great doctor!

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.