Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD

Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  ·  
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51 y/o
(59)

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Dr. Zaher Akkad, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology.Read his story

Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona

1331 N 7th St Ste 400

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akkad performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carotid Artery Disease
very high
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."

1  Specialties

  • 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*

74  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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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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48  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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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

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Dr. Akkad's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akkad to family and friends
59 total reviews (41 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (59)

  • 5
    (54)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

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 (41)

THIS IS OUR 4TH YEAR GOING TO DR. AKKAD. HE TAKES SO MUCH TIME WITH PATIENTS AND ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS. ALL OF HIS STAFF IS EXCELLENT . BARBARA AND DENNIS MCCORMAC
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Dr. Akkad is kind and compassionate. Thru his care I feel safe and secure knowing I'm in excellent hands. I also appreciate his Nurse Practitioner, Katie Minor. What a great team they make -- they don't miss a heartbeat - Thank you both. Mary Cowan
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Dr. Akkad and his PA Katie Minor have been my cardiology team for 5-years, and this spring, 2018, after a routine visit and stress test it was determined that I had coronary blockage. I was schedule for an angiogram the first week of April, and was thoroughly briefed by Katie prior to the...more
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Wow a Doctor that listens to what you say !! He listened to what I was saying and found out that I was in need of a triple by-pass in spite of multiple stress tests that showed everything was fine If you suspect you may have heart issues-then this is the Doctor you want to see. Thank You Dr...more
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I've been seeing Dr Akkad for a few years and I'm very happy with his care and his staff.
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