Aysha Akhtar M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Akhtar is a double Board-Certified neurologist and preventive medicine specialist and author of the new book, Our Symphony With Animals. On Health, Empathy and Our Shared Destinies.

http://www.ayshaakhtar.com
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is a neurologist and public health specialist and is on a mission to show that what’s good for animals is also good for humans! Dr. Akhtar is the author of the new book, Our Symphony With Animals. On Health, Empathy and Our Shared Destinies. Combining medicine, social sciences, and stories, her book explores how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. The book shows how humanity’s compassion for animals is the next step in our species’ moral evolution and a vital component of our own health. Dr. Akhtar is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, is Deputy Director of the Army Traumatic Brain Injury Program, and serves as Commander in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr. Akhtar has appeared in television shows and interviewed by national media. You can learn more at her website, www.ayshaakhtar.com  
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The Five Things Our Love of Animal Videos Says About Us

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What Spending Time With Animals Can Teach Us About Empathy

by Aysha Akhtar M.D., M.P.H.
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Loving Animals Is Good for Us

by Aysha Akhtar M.D., M.P.H.

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