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About Dr. Akhtar

Salman Akhtar MD, cardiologist

Dr. Salman Akhtar is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of coronary heart disease. He has special interest in endovascular aortic aneurysm repair and the treatment of peripheral venous disease. He has worked extensively in managing heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. 


His core philosophy is to empower his patients by helping them understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. He believes that doctor-patient interaction deserves ample time not only for a comprehensive medical exam but also to address the concerns of his patients.

Dr. Akhtar had the fortunate experience of being mentored by physicians that are considered leaders in the field of cardiology. After graduating from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, he continued his education at centers of medical excellence. His residency in Internal Medicine was at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed his three year Cardiology fellowship at University of Texas, Health Science Center in partnership with Texas Heart Institute in Houston. He then trained in  the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas.


Dr. Akhtar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.  In the rapidly advancing and evolving field of interventional cardiology he always stays abreast with cutting edge procedures, devices and drug therapy used in the treatment of heart disease.

While not at work, Dr. Akhtar enjoys spending time with his wife, their two daughters, and their spaniel. He finds every opportunity to hit the road and travel - near and far. The other companion on these trips is his camera! Here are a few of his photos.

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