Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD

Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  |  
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50 y/o
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Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.Read his story

Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona

1331 N 7th St Ste 400

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Carotid Artery Disease
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more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Akkad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akkad "Dr. Akkad was trained at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona, Dr. Akkad was an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Wayne State University. During this time, he was the Interim Director of the Echocardiography Lab. Dr.Akkad published multiple textbook chapters in the fields of Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis and Congestive Heart Failure. Dr. Akkad holds multiple board certifications, including Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. Dr. Akkad's clinical skills are outstanding. Aside from being a superb cardiologist, he practiced as a hospitalist for two years before embarking upon his cardiology training. Dr. Akkad is a young, energetic and multi-talented cardiologist. He is a fully trained Interventional Cardiologist with superb skills in all aspects of cardiac and peripheral vascular interventions, as well as pacemaker implantation. He is also experienced in all aspects of non-invasive cardiology, including Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echo, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Akkad is very compassionate with exceptional patient skills. His philosophy is to provide a level of care for his patients as if they are family. When entrusting him with your care, you can expect him to provide prompt, cutting edge and evidence-based treatments."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akkad "Dr. Akkad is very compassionate with exceptional patient skills. His philosophy is to provide a level of care for his patients as if they are family. When entrusting him with your care, you can expect him to provide prompt, cutting edge, and evidence based treatments."
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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Impella Device
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Laser Ablation

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University of Aleppo
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Damascus University, Fac of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akkad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Akkad does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Akkad and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Akkad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akkad to family and friends
4.6
based on 43 total reviews (26 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Akkad's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

in Maricopa |
Excellent Dr. and staff.
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in Maricopa, AZ |
Dr. Akkad is extremely professional, knowledgeable and absolutely cares for the health of his patients. He responds to your questions thoroughly. He is extremely pleasant and makes the patient feel at ease immediately. He is worthy of trust, respect and when you leave, you feel confident the...more
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in Phoenix, Arizona |
I was suffering from chronic chest pain. Dr. Akkad scheduled a stress test, which I failed. I was scheduled for a cardiac cath. He discovered that my arteries were 100% blocked, another 99% and another 30-40%. He admitted me to the hospital to do a triple bypass. I can’t tell you how much having...more
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in Glendale |
Thorough, personable, listens, not in a rush. Never assumes when it comes to my health. His staff.share his commitment to his patients. I trust him.
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Phoenix, AZ |
Very considerate of his patience, Gives them all the time they need in the exam room. He listens and addressed issues. Very knowledgeable about Cardiology. Treats you like you are part of his family. Cares very much about his patience.
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