Dr. Zakir is native from New Jersey and attended Rutgers college and completed his internship and residency at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. He won the Department of Medicine Research award and several other recognitions for his commitment to advance the field of medicine. He spent an additional year as chief medical resident in the UMDNJ program at Hackensack University Hospital where he taught and had various administrative duties. He completed his cardiology fellowship at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School and was chief fellow the final year. He completed an interventional fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center and did advance training in carotid stenting at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has numerous publications and has presented at numerous international conferences.
“Treating each and every patient as if they are family and giving my 100% is the way I practice medicine”
Dr. Zakir is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he is involved in research and fellow training. From 2011 to 2016 he was Director of Transradial Catheterization where he has successful performed over a thousand procedures and teaches other cardiologists on how to safely perform the procedure through the wrist. His area of expertise is complex coronary interventions, chronic total occlusion, carotid artery stenting, endovascular interventions for patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous ablations for venous insufficiency.
Dr. Zakir is also the Director of the Peripheral Vascular Program at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He is the principal investigator of several clinical trials to enhance the management of patients with PAD. He is invited faculty at several international conferences and lectures throughout the country.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention
Dr. Zakir enjoys playing basketball, tennis and football. He also enjoys rooting for the Knicks, Yankees and Jets.
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Endovascular.
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu, & Punjabi.