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Specialties & Research
Dr. Shahab Akhter, MD is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).
- He has special expertise in 2 areas:
- Brain Death
- Heart Transplantation
Education & Awards
Dr. Akhter graduated from University of Chicago.
Dr. Akhter has 2 hospital affiliations:
- The University of Chicago Medicine
- University Hospital
Accepted Insurance Plans
Dr. Akhter accepts these health insurances in at least one office:
- Aetna - 3 plans
- United Healthcare - 18 plans
- Great-West Healthcare - 3 plans
- Unicare - 5 plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois - 13 plans
- Humana - 13 plans
- Cigna - 5 plans