Ghulam Akbar, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Cardiolgy - LVH-Schuylkill

Cardiology

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Specialties
Cardiology
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Area of focus ?
Clinical Cardiology, Imaging including TEE, CHF and cardiorenal syndrome
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute
Languages spoken
English, Urdu, Punjabi

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About Dr. Akbar

Philosophy of care

I believe in patient oriented medicine care. My goal is to provide detailed education to you about your condition and help you make decisions based on most recent available medical literature and guidelines. Empathetic care and family support contributes to speedy recovery. I want to assure you and your family that I will put my best efforts in applying my skills, my experience, advancing and ever-changing technologies, and my judgment to get you back to your routine life.

Why I entered medicine

I became a doctor to help heal those who are ailing.

Community involvement

Away from patient care, I volunteer to give health education lectures to the community.

Personal interests

Outside of my work, I greatly enjoy traveling, sightseeing and spending time with my wife and three children.

Education

Undergraduate
Government Degree College, FSc - PreMed/Biology, 2000

Medical Training
Nishtar Medical College, MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, 2006

Training

Residency 2011
Internal Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center

Residency 2012
Internal Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center

Residency 2013
Internal Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center

Fellowship 2014
Nephrology, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2015
Nephrology, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2017
Cardiovascular Disease, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2018
Cardiovascular Disease, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2019
Cardiovascular Disease, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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