Meet our team

Dr. Akhtar has created an ambulatory endoscopy center with the comfort and care of the patient in mind. The shared philosophy of teamwork as the centerpiece for a positive patient experience is imperative in their efforts. Our patient’s satisfaction and confidence in our services remains our sole priority.

Our Providers

Dr. Akhtar

E-Mail: nakhtar@cgafresno.com

Board Certified:
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Currently

  • Private practice in Fresno County, California (over 19 years)

Professional Affiliations

Areas of Clinical Interest

Dr. Khurshid

To Dr. Khurshid, Fresno and its neighboring communities remind her of the Midwest. People in both places are down to earth and sincere folks.

Dr. Ambreen Khurshid completed both her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee clinical campus. Her first five years in practice were in Milwaukee, WI.

She had been visiting family in the Fresno area for a few years and she liked it so much that she decided to move here. She has been in Fresno since 2005. She is affiliated with UCSF Fresno department of gastroenterology as teaching faculty. She is passionate about her work and takes great pride in her patient’s confidence in her. She is particularly interested in GI disorders in women including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

She tries her best to strike a balance between her career and family. She is supportive of her kids and her husband who is also a physician. Together they enjoy traveling and discovering California.

Dr. E. Akhtar

E-Mail: eakhtar@cgafresno.com

Board Certified:
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate • University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Graduate School, Masters of Public Health • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School • University of California, Davis, CA
  • Internal Medicine Residency • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship • Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Currently

  • Dr. Ehsaan Akhtar, a Fresno native, will join Dr. Naeem Akhtar, Dr. Ambreen Khurshid, and Mikhail Alper at California Gastroenterology Associates in July 2020, after completing his training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopy.

Professional Affiliations

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • EUS guided: pancreatic mass biopsy, pancreatic and esophageal cancer staging, mediastinal lymph node biopsy, AXIOS stent placement, celiac block for pain management, Trans-gastric Liver Biopsy, pancreas cyst aspiration
  • ERCP and Spyglass
  • Endoscopic management of post-Roux-En-Y gastric bypass stenosis and leaks
  • Endoscopic Suturing
  • Endoscopic stent placement for malignant strictures
  • Endoscopic pneumatic dilation for achalasia
  • Intragastric Balloon Insertion
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Mr. Alper

E-Mail: malper@cgafresno.com

Physicians Assistant Certified

  • Specialized training in pre- and post-liver transplant care. (Stanford)

Currently

  • Part of the CGA team since 2001

Professional Affiliations