Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Akbar Shakoor, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 213-8841
Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119


Dr. Shakoor specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and other infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye. His primary clinical and surgical interests include retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes and macular holes macular and retinal degeneration as well as the medical and surgical treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases such as uveitis.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 25, 2017

Dr was quite busy on this day

January 18, 2017

this survey would be for Dr. Shakoor not the resident that saw me prior to him coming in the room

January 09, 2017

Dr. Shakoor is always friendly and eases my concerns. He looks forward with a positive outlook; it helps me feel more confident in my treatment path.

January 04, 2017

My daughter loves Dr. Shakoor. She is so comfortable with him and I truly believe he cares deeply about her. My son (25yo) accompanied us to the appointment this time, and he was greatly impressed as well.

January 04, 2017

Doctor is the best adn I would recommend him to anyone. He is very caring and concerned about my eye health.

January 02, 2017


October 29, 2016

Dr. Shakoor was very professional, caring, and informative.

October 26, 2016

Dr. Shakour is very professional and kind. He was very upset that I had waited so long because the clerk who had checked me in neglected to mark me down as having arrived. Both of the times I had to come to the University Clinic resulted in poor experiences for me. If Dr. Shakour had not seen me in the waiting room I would probably still be there waiting.

October 25, 2016

Doctor provides me hope. He knows my situation very well.

October 24, 2016

Dr Shakoor was very careful to let me know what he was doing at all times. Very nice!

October 16, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is the epitome of what a surgeon should be and how doctors should act. There is no greater retinal specialist in Utah than Akbar Shakoor, M.D.

October 05, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is the best. I have seen him very regularly over the past year, and he delivered news of a necessary surgical procedure to me with kindness, warmth, and a lot of understanding for my trepidation. I have total confidence in trusting my eyes to him, and as a person who has had Type 1 Diabetes for 46 years, knowing I will be having eye issues for the rest of my life, I am very happy that Dr. Shakoor is my Ophthalmologist.

October 03, 2016

My provider is really good he is amazing he know what he is doing and I will thank him about taking care of me to be back to my normal vision. Na think I can do for him but my God bless him

September 30, 2016

Dr Shakkor was amazing and very thorough .

September 17, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent doctor. I have the utmost confidence in his abilitie to resolve my problems.

September 15, 2016


September 10, 2016

Information was extremely understandable, staff really caring. It was like a family where everyone was supportive and there for your care. No egos involved. Excellent all the way around.

September 06, 2016


September 04, 2016

your clinics always make me feel cared for

September 02, 2016

Dr Shakoor has to be the best. He has always been very kind and gentle. Along with Nurses and PA's receptionists and all others. They are all the best

August 31, 2016

Dr. Shakoor told me he would, his words, take care of me, my condition, monitor it. he also recommended Dr. Christiansen, low vision specialist, to examine my eyes so I can have special glasses made to utilize my sight as best I can. I do intricate sewing, having special glasses would be great.

August 23, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellentirely physician and he works very hard to make sure the best care is given, but this location is way over-booked and the wait time is very long. The mid-valley location is much better.

August 14, 2016

On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. Shakoor is a 15 - I couldn't have asked for a kinder doctor.

August 08, 2016

I have so much confidence in Dr. Shakoor. He cares about and for me. My husband and I have referred four patients to Moran Eye Center.

August 07, 2016


July 30, 2016

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Shakoor

July 30, 2016


July 26, 2016

Excellent personal care, for an emergency evaluation for laser treatement

July 22, 2016


July 22, 2016

I was impressed with Dr. Shakoor's manner and knowledge

July 12, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent physician. When entering the exam room he always shakes my hand and asks how I am doing. He is an excellent listener and communicator. I have now had two surgeries and can attest to the fact he is and excellent surgeon .

July 09, 2016

I have the highest regard for Dr. Shakoor and his assistant Amanda Dickey. They are the best. I am so fortunate to receive their care.

July 07, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is very kind. Although my eye condition is quite serious, he manages to reassure me and I left feeling much more hopeful because of the way he explained it and gave me options for treatment.I appreciate his expertise!

July 05, 2016


July 03, 2016

Doctor gave me hope and I would highly recommend him.

July 02, 2016

DR. Shakoor is a superb and intelligent care provider . He explains what his recommendations are and the process to achieve better health care for my eyes. I feel to fortunate to be his patient.

June 28, 2016

I have complete in Dr. Shakoor. He presents himself in a way I can understand the manner in which he will resolve my eye sight ptoblems

June 26, 2016


June 15, 2016

I'm tvI ask alot of questions and find that everyone is very helpful in answering them.

June 09, 2016

Dr Shakur is without a doubt the best physician I have ever seen. he it only is an incredible intellect, he can also communicate incredibly complex clinical conditions to an ordinary person. his personality is amazing. one of the friendliest clinicians I've met, and I've worked in healthcare for 15yrs. just a 10/10 provider

May 29, 2016

It just could not have been a better experience, during a very traumatic and sometimes very painful set of procedures.

May 23, 2016


May 11, 2016

The fellow that saw me first was very thorough. Dr. Shakoor seemed very rushed when he saw me. He was nice, but only spent maybe 5 minutes with me.

May 07, 2016

Thank you.

May 06, 2016

No complaints. Very kind Doctors and employees. everyones so good.

May 04, 2016

Very positive experience

May 03, 2016


May 03, 2016

I would recommend the provider to everyone. He was very knowledgeable about my condition and gave me hope

April 30, 2016

I really appreciate Dr. Shakoor, I have a very rare condition and he has educated himself on it which makes me feel very comfortable and confident in him as a provider. He will be my first choice recommendation for all family and friends.

April 28, 2016

Dr. Skakor is great

April 23, 2016

I do not refer patients when I didn't get good care myself.

April 22, 2016


April 15, 2016

not enough time to ask questions, dr in a rush

April 08, 2016

I would and will refer all family and friends to Dr Shakoor. He shows genuine concern and interest in my well being. I enjoy his sense of humor to.

March 30, 2016

Dr. Shakoor inspires confidence. He is always willing to explain things to me.

March 21, 2016

Dr. Shakoor and Zimmerman were professional and great at explaining my situation. They made it clear in a way I could understand the next steps in my care.

March 17, 2016

I felt like since you didn't take my insurance , I didn't get taken care as if I had insurance ..

March 11, 2016

He is superb

March 06, 2016


March 04, 2016

What could have been a very scary uncomfortable experience was handled with care and professionalism from the Resident to the Doctor. Again, the nurses were just a bit "cold and stiff" which was unnecessary. But the Resident and the Doctor were excellent.

March 02, 2016

This shot was very painful. I had not experienced that in the previous two shots.

March 02, 2016

Dr. Shakoor was only in to see me for a brief moment. He had to go perform an emergency surgery. I was impressed he took a few minutes with me on just a follow-up visit.

March 01, 2016

Great Dr. and Staff

February 26, 2016


February 24, 2016

Dr Shakoor spending very little time with me, but the other two people who assisted me did a wonderful job.

February 23, 2016


February 20, 2016

Very kind and responsive. Dr. Shakour explained to me why another medication was used and seemed very concerned about getting my vision as good and he could.

February 16, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent surgeon.

February 13, 2016

Again, no one explained to me as to what was going on with my vision.

February 12, 2016

Clear and understandable explanations by Dr Shakoor and Dr Bell

February 08, 2016

one of the best doctors and specialists I have been to on this cancer journey. my eye problem wasn't related to cancer but they were so thoughtful encouraging and smart. amazing discussion

February 05, 2016

Dr. Shakoor was great durng my exam and kept apologizing throughout the exam. He even called over to the main facility to see if another specialist could see me for additional testing the same day.

February 03, 2016

Dr. Shakoor fills me with confidence when I see him. He always takes time to explain my condition and helps me understand why he is doing what he is doing. He seems to be conservative in his approach, no "quick fixes" which makes me grateful to know he is personally attending to decisions in my care.

January 30, 2016

Dr Shakoor is very thorough, brilliant, and personable. He offers many words of wisdom.

January 28, 2016

I like that Dr. Shakoor is conservative and is not anxious to jump in and do surgery when it isn't necessary.

January 25, 2016

The doctors and staff have always been very friendly and professional in their treatment. I know they care about my situation and respect me.

January 07, 2016

I am very impressed with Dr. Shakoor.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is very direct about my problem and I like that.

December 13, 2015


December 05, 2015

Dr. Shikoor and his staff are exceedingly expert in their feld - I know this having worked in the medical field for over 47 years

December 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is very reassuring and took his time explaining outcomes to me.

November 29, 2015

I'm very, very happy with my eye doctor, Dr. Shakoor. He is very knowledgeable and kind. He is like family to us now. I know he is concerned about my welfare and has given me excellent care. I owe my eye sight to him and his team.

November 26, 2015

The Dr and staff made sure I was comfortable, gave me water and food and took time to perform the necessary tests.

November 25, 2015

Was treated very good. And answered. All my questions very. Well

November 11, 2015

Doctor was running behind so couldn't spend to much time--but not a problem

November 10, 2015

As he was examining my eye, he kept making comments to the resident to document, however he didn't explain to me what he saw.

November 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was excellent! He took the time to answer all of our questions and also to consider with us alternative treatments (if needed) in the future. No further procedure was needed - he is a very gifted surgeon as well as the ultimate professional. I feel very priviledged to be under his care, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

October 28, 2015

Yes will definitely refer to my friends and family both the doctor and the facility

October 27, 2015

i was process that how I felt and not human just paper work for y'all. Did not feel my emotion at all

October 20, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was very helpful with describing my eye condition and what he sees for my future road ahead. He's got a really good mix of professionalism and friendliness.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Schkoor is the best! I have complete trust in him!

October 09, 2015

Good feelings all the way.

October 03, 2015

I liked the way DR. SHAKOOR explained every thing, very personable. Excellent bed side manners.

September 18, 2015

The medical assistant handed me some bottles but did not tell me what they were or how to use them. Therefore, I have not used them at all. Dr. Shakour is the best.

September 08, 2015


September 03, 2015

I was a little nervous about a fellow doing my eye injection, and Dr. Shakoor was very willing to do this procedure himself and be very gracious about it.

August 29, 2015

I've only gone acouple of times. I'm still forming my opinion but so far I think it's positive!!

August 21, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent doctor - - knowledgable, caring, goes above and beyond. He sent me to the ED after reviewing my triage center tests. In my follow-up appointment he took the time to explain possible med implications and additional care beyond my eye issue.

August 19, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is fantastic. He is very kind and extremely patient with questions. He makes you feel at ease and cares about what is going on.

August 19, 2015

Very Pleased with Dr. Shakoor. He makes me feel comfortable and able to ask questions.

August 17, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was very informative in explaining my treatment options and patient with me when answering my questions.

August 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor has a talent of making a person feel his full attention when he addresses them. He shows compassion which is important to me.

August 02, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is one of the best providers I have seen. He is consistently friendly, warm, and concerned about his patients.

July 31, 2015


July 31, 2015

Dr Shakoor is above "very good" in many areas. He is extremely polite and caring. I very much enjoy my appointments and wish he was my doctor for "everything"!! EXCEPTIONAL!

July 23, 2015

Dr. Shakoor has been so great with my daughter, putting her at ease every step of the way. He is always very open to answering all of my questions, and allowing us to see scans and pictures.

July 13, 2015

The doctor was absolutely awesome! I was so very impressed. He was also incredible when we saw each other in the parking lot, not knowing we would share an appointment. It may have been helpful with the PA and NP to have filled out a medical questionnaire ahead of time to save me the pain of wondering whether I needed to tell them my medical history and perceiving some annoyance.

July 05, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is the best.

July 04, 2015

I am glad I went to this clinic, after my experience with another office and Doctor at a different place, DR. Shakoor made me feel that my eye health is important,( I did not feel like a germ under a microscope) I am very happy to be here.

June 24, 2015

Dr. Shakoor put my daughter at ease during a time when she was very apprehensive. He was kind, caring, and answered every one of her questions. She really thinks he's amazing. As a mom, I appreciated the time he took with her to step by step go through the procedure and tell her the truth, but he also kept telling her how strong she was and how he knew she could handle it. That made all the difference for us both.

June 19, 2015

I am very happy the doctor was concerned about my hurting arm and he diagnosed it. He called the ER department for me to be seen which possibly saved my hand.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6701 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Fellowship University of California, F.I. Proctor Foundation
Fellowship in Uveitis, Cornea and External Disease
Residency University of Virginia
Residency Indiana University School of Medicine
Transitional Year
Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary
Applied Physics laboratory under Dr. Mahnaz Shahidi and Dr. N.P. Blair
Professional Medical The Aga Khan University College of Medicine
Medicine and Surgery


Selected Provider Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Professional Medical The Aga Khan University College of Medicine
Medicine and Surgery
M.B.B.S. Pakistan


Institution Description Country
The Book Group Children’s Book Illustrator Pakistan
The Oxford University Press Illustrator Pakistan

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