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Shafinaz Akhter, MD

Shafinaz Akhter, MD Physician

Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Chester County Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Bengali

Dr. Akhter is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS
  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Joint Infection
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mycosis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Syphilis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Wound Infection
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Akhter is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Akhter S: “Evaluation of current diagnosis of UTI vs surveillance criteria based diagnosis” Annual IDWeek Scientific Conference, San Diego, CA : 2017.

Wallace KN, Akhter S, Smith EM, Lorent K, Pack M: Intestinal growth and differentiation in zebrafish Mechanisms of development 122 (2): 157-73,2005.

Akhter S, Kovbasnjuk O, Li X, Cavet M, Noel J, Arpin M, Hubbard AL, Donowitz M: Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 3 is in large complexes in the center of the apical surface of proximal tubule-derived OK cells American journal of physiology 283 (3): C927-40,2002.

Cavet ME, Akhter S, Murtazina R, Sanchez de Medina F, Tse CM, Donowitz M: Half-lives of plasma membrane Na(+)/H(+) exchangers NHE1-3: plasma membrane NHE2 has a rapid rate of degradation American journal of physiology 281 (6): C2039-48,2001.

Janecki AJ, Janecki M, Akhter S, Donowitz M: Quantitation of plasma membrane expression of a fusion protein of Na/H exchanger NHE3 and green fluorescence protein (GFP) in living PS120 fibroblasts The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry 48 (11): 1479-92,2000.

Janecki AJ, Janecki M, Akhter S, Donowitz M: Basic fibroblast growth factor stimulates surface expression and activity of Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE3 via mechanism involving phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase The Journal of biological chemistry 275 (11): 8133-42,2000.

Akhter S, Cavet ME, Tse CM, Donowitz M: C-terminal domains of Na(+)/H(+) exchanger isoform 3 are involved in the basal and serum-stimulated membrane trafficking of the exchanger Biochemistry 39 (8): 1990-2000,2000.

Donowitz M, Janecki A, Akhter S, Cavet ME, Sanchez F, Lamprecht G, Zizak M, Kwon WL, Khurana S, Yun CH, Tse CM: Short-term regulation of NHE3 by EGF and protein kinase C but not protein kinase A involves vesicle trafficking in epithelial cells and fibroblasts Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 915 : 30-42,2000.

Cavet ME, Akhter S, de Medina FS, Donowitz M, Tse CM: Na(+)/H(+) exchangers (NHE1-3) have similar turnover numbers but different percentages on the cell surface The American journal of physiology 277 (6 Pt 1): C1111-21,1999.

Weinman EJ, Steplock D, Zhang X, Akhter S, Shenolikar S: Molecular cloning of the cDNA and promoter sequences for the mouse sodium-hydrogen exchanger regulatory factor Biochimica et biophysica acta 1447 (1): 71-6,1999.

Academic Contact Info

Chester County Hospital, Infectious Diseases Division, Suite 3
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (267) 671-8178
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)