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Shahab A. Akhter, MD

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Akhter is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in complex and high-risk cardiac surgery in adults. His particular areas of expertise include mitral and tricuspid valve repair, ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation, minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and re-operative cardiac surgery. Dr. Akhter also performs coronary artery bypass grafting, minimally invasive valve surgery, and transcatheter valve replacement.

Specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Transplant Surgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

Languages Spoken

English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI


Residency Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Medical School University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1993

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

Research

Dr. Akhter's clinical research focuses on optimizing outcomes in mechanical circulatory support for advanced heart failure and developing novel approaches for minimally invasive arrhythmia surgery. His laboratory research program investigates molecular mechanisms involved in the development of heart failure, with the goal of discovering novel therapeutic strategies to prevent this disease process.


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