Rizwan S. Akhtar, MD, PhD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Corticobasal Syndrome (Degeneration)
- Essential Tremor
- Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
- Medical Education:
MD, PhD, University of Alabama School of Medicine - 2007
University of Alabama Medical Center - 2008
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2011
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2013
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
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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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
June 23, 20225.0 star star star star star
He was very empathetic, really cared about the ppmi project and the people. Good rapport with Bailey. He performed a couple of procedures on me and asked a lot of questions and was very professional.
June 15, 20225.0 star star star star star
When Dr. Akhtar questions and listens to me, I feel he is very cognizant of my issues. His expertise helps builds our trust and I have a real sense that he cares about me as a person and really wants to know how I am doing with my Parkinson’s. He is one of your best!
December 19, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr Akhtar is so knowledgeable and positive in our interactions. He is very observant and picks up the slightest changes between OFF and ON times. He was able to answer my questions about the research study and about how the process is often difficult to find participants in the window of time. Learning more about the research process was enlightening. Dr Akhtar is amazing!
July 30, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Akhtar was friendly and quite interested in Dickâ€™s condition. He asked about when conditions began, what tests he had done locally, reviewed his test results and disks, reviewed his medications, gave him physical strength tests and discussed his treatment plans and possible conditions. Appointment was for 1 3/4 hours.
December 20, 20205.0 star star star star star
I saw Dr. Akhtar as part of the Parkinson's Disease PPMI research study. I found Dr. Akhtar to be professional with excellent communication skills. He was willing to listen and asked me in-depth questions. He talked to me as a person not down to me. I would like to continue to work with him.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Vanqua Bio
External Professional Relationships
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