Dr. Mohammed Z. Akkad, MD

Dr. Mohammed Z. Akkad, MD

Cardiology | Male | 49 years old

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.Read more

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I have 25 years of experience in cardiovascular medicine. Over the years, I have performed thousands of cases in cardiac and vascular interventions. I hold six Board Certifications in multiple areas of cardiovascular medicine. I am fully committed to provide the highest quality of care in cardiac and vascular medicine to all of my patients. My qualified team and I will strive to treat each and every patient like a family member with dignity, compassion and courtesy.Read more

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Dr. Akkad was trained at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona, Dr....Read more

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Dr. Akkad and Katie Minor, PA-C (his physician's assistant) have been very helpful in discovering and treating my angina. I've found they take time to listen carefully to what you have to say, and investigate your problems to a proper resolution. I've called their Medical Assistant who promptly talked to the doctor and called back with the answers, often scheduling appointments right away. Wait times typically run 5-20 minutes. And, most important, Dr. Akkad saved my life!
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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.

Dr. Akkad's Care Philosophy

I have 25 years of experience in cardiovascular medicine. Over the years, I have performed thousands of cases in cardiac and vascular interventions. I hold six Board Certifications in multiple areas of cardiovascular medicine.

I am fully committed to provide the highest quality of care in cardiac and vascular medicine to all of my patients. My qualified team and I will strive to treat each and every patient like a family member with dignity, compassion and courtesy.

Dr. Akkad says...

Dr. Akkad 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 says...

*Carotid stenting

*Coronary balloon angioplasty

* Coronary stent placement

*Diagnostic cardiac catheterization

*Endovascular stent graft for abdominal aneurysm

* Endovenous ablation

*Pacemaker implantation

* Patent foramen ovale closure

* Peripheral angioplasty

* Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI) program

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  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

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 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 Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Aleppo

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Damascus University, Fac of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne State University

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wayne State University

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Interventional Technology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • 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
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy