Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Keio University, School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

6400 Fannin St Ste 3000

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 790-0841

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 96% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Nishikawa's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Keio University, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Kans University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Kans University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Kans University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nishikawa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nishikawa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nishikawa to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nishikawa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I am most thankful to Dr. Nishikawa for he providies very ethical and excellent patient care. I am waiting to come back to Houston to visit him. He took excellent care of my husband.
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Dr. Nishikawa has been my cardiologist for about 15 years. He is knowledgeable and kind and provides excellent care. The singular complaint that I have is that he is chronically over booked and that wait times are excessive (generally measure in hours rather than minutes).
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I consider him one of the best cardiologist in Houston. Saved me more than once. However, his office customer service is a different story. Extremely poor communications, call backs are non-existent , and even reaching someone to speak with is most frustrating. If his practice was in the...more
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