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AMMAR AL AKSHAR, MD

Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist

Interventional Cardiology
General Cardiology
Internal Medicine

Ammar Al Akshar, MD

ABOUT DR. AL AKSHAR:

Dr. Ammar Al Akshar is an Interventional Cardiologist that practices out of the HeartPlace Mansfield clinic. Dr. Al Akshar’s philosophy is to do the right thing for the patient and to hold himself to the highest standards. His approach is to treat patients as a whole and take care of the entire body, not just the heart. Dr. Al Akshar‘s priority is for his patients to live their best and healthiest lives.

Dr. Al Akshar finished his Internal Medicine training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at Neptune, NJ. He then went on to complete General Cardiology Fellowship and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Rutgers University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. His particular focus in cardiology is coronary artery disease, complex coronary intervention, advanced heart failure, cardiac amyloidosis,
echocardiography/transesophageal echo, and arrhythmias.


Dr. Al Akshar relocated to the DFW area to be near his family. In his spare time, he enjoys family time and mostly road trips with his wife. His interests include technology, soccer, exercising, and taking care of his plants.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Nuclear Cardiology

  • Echocardiography

  • Internal Medicine

HOSPITALS:

LANGUAGES:

  • English

  • Arabic

CLINIC LOCATIONS:

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Fax: (844) 292-1460

2800 E. Broad St.

Building I, Suite 318

Mansfield, TX 76063

EDUCATION:

  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Hospital (2020-2021)

  • Chief Fellow, General Cardiology: Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Hospital (2019-2020)

  • Fellowship, General Cardiology: Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Hospital (2017-2020)

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine:  Jersey Shore University Medical Center (2016-2017)

  • Residency, Internal Medicine:  Jersey Shore University Medical Center (2014-2017)

  • Medical School, MD Degree:  USMLE Preparation and match (2011-2014)

  • Medical School, MD Degree: Misr University for Science and Technology (2005-2011)

PROCEDURAL SKILLS:

  • Complex Coronary Interventions

  • Atherectomy (Rotational Atherectomy, Laser, CSI)

  • MCS (Impella, IABP)

  • Intra-Coronary Imaging (IVUS, OCT)

  • Radial Access, Distal Radial Access, Femoral Access

  • Right Heart Catheterization

  • Cardiac Biopsy

  • Pericardiocentesis

  • IVC Filter Insertion

  • Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) Insertion

  • Peripheral Interventions

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • RWJ Health Care Hero, Leader of the COVID Line Team (2020)

  • Fellow Teaching Award (2019)

  • Orion Award for outstanding medical care, Hackensack Meridian Health (2016)

  • Top 10 Honor Award, Misr University for Science and Technology (2012)

  • Creativity award, Misr University for Science and Technology (2011)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Hiltner, E; Al Akshar, A; Thanawala, P; Hakeem, A; Coromilas, J; Kassotis, J. Journal of Electrocardiology. "Is isolated ST segment elevation in Lead aVR associated with high grade coronary artery disease?". Volume 62, Sept–Oct 2020, P 170-177.

  • Al Akshar, A; Hiltner, E; Vagaonescu, T. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Beating Inside The Box: Occult Constrictive Pericarditis In A Young Patient With Congenital Hypothyroidism Presenting With Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure". Volume 73, Issue 9, Supplement 1, 12 March 2019, P 2474.

  • Alam, A; Al Akshar, A; Hiltner, E; Kamran, H; Theodoropoulos, K; Thanawali, P; Hakeem, A; Kassotis, J. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Is An Isolated ST Segment Elevation In Lead aVR Associated With High Grade Coronary Artery Disease?".  Volume 73, Issue 9, Supplement 1, 12 March 2019, P 552. Systematic Review.

  • Aboyme, A; Al Akshar, A; Mukherjee, A; Rock, J; Kassotis, J. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "ECG Interpretation For Suspected Pacemaker Syndrome." Volume 75, Issue 11, Supplement 1, 24 March 2020, P 3234.

  • Al Akshar, A; Choi, E. Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology. "A Case Of Caffeine Induced St Elevation Myocardial Infarction In A 17 Year Old Male." Volume 71, Issue 11 Supplement, March 2018, Doi: 10.1016/S0735-1097(18)32788-8.

  • Al Akshar, A; Almendral, J; Sangera, R;Shami, W. Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology. "A Case Of Pulmonary Hypertension Due To Atrial Septal Defect Complicated By Occult Chronic Thromboembolism." Volume 71, Issue 11 Supplement. March 2018 Doi: 10.1016/S0735-1097(18)32993-0.

  • Khan, A; Amin, A; Al Akshar, A; Amirpour, A; Chalasani, K; Ong, R. ATA 2018 Journal. "Management of A Critically Ill Patient with Graves’ Thyrotoxicosis and Contraindication to Thioamides."

  • Al Akshar, A; Costanzo, E. ATS 2018 Journal. "A Rare Case Of Extremely Large Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm." American Thoracic Society International Conference 2018; San Diego, Ca, Usa.. (May, 2018).

  • Patel, S; Al Akshar, A; Roy, R. AACE Clinical Case Reports, "An Unusual Case Of Digeorge Syndrome Presenting As Seizures In Adulthood." May 2018.

  • Amin, A; Al Akshar, A; Khan, A; Jose, A; Al-Saoudi, G; Cheng, J. AACE Clinical Case Reports. "Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome In A Hyperthyroid Patient A Rare Presentation Of A Common Disease." May 2018.

  • Al Akshar, A; Daniels, S; Homoud, A. ATS 2016 Journal. "Left Main Coronary Artery Fistula To Right Pulmonary Artery Presenting As Sustained Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia," American Thoracic Society International Conference; San Francisco, Ca, Usa. (May, 2016).


 

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