Vehniah Kristin Tjong, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Impingement
  • Proximal Hamstring Repair

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
University of Toronto - 2015
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

745 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Outstanding surgeon and a doctor that care for her patients!

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Nice, listens well, tells you the information you need.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong is so professional and kind, explaining everything thoroughly. Makes me confident I am in the best hands.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was extremely knowledgeable.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Tjong listened to my symptoms and quickly came up with a plan to help heal my injury.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Knows what she's doing

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly

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August 02, 2023

5.0

She was very intuitive!!!

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Professional

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, straight to the point.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She is engaging, she took the time to explain my MRI, talked to be about options, seemed to understand and address my concerns and helped me create a path forward.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Fantastic surgeon doctor!

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She was GREAT in every manner she dealt with me. I felt VERY confident in Dr. Tjong and that’s huge for me

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong is exceptional.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was running on time and fabulous.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

i have seen her for 6 years and am very happy with her care

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Clear informative discussion

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Honest, professional and positive.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

She was professional, great bedside manner, and knowledgeable

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Good communicator and great results.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and made me feel comfortable and safe.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

She's so polite, professional, caring.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Everything went well. Communication was great.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Very professional and thorough

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Attentive and communicative

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June 08, 2023

5.0

She appears to really care

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June 07, 2023

5.0

My Doctor is excellent. She explained everything in detail she care so much and she’s very very kind and professional!!!

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was very kind, patient, and pleasant to see. She knows what she is talking about and explains it well. Thank you Dr. Tjong (and your resident!)

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent decision making and conservative approach

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May 25, 2023

5.0

She was kind and compassionate. And helped me understand the reason for my pain and what should be done to stop the pain.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and wants to check for true cause of injury to address future joint health.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Fully recovered because of the great work she and her team did.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Client centric

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Good bedside manner too.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

She was awesome. I felt like she understood my issue, knew my history and advised on the best approach to addressing it.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She was awesome. Kind and knowledgeable.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Mentioned above. Good listener and takes my concerns seriously.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She’s just great!

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Great thorough explanation and diagnosis

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She is one of the best doctors I have.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She’s great! Easy to ask any questions explained what was to be expected pre and post surgery.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Knows her craft

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Extremely considerate, explains everything for me including all of my imaging and provides guidance on how to adjust my lifestyle regarding my health concerns. A real partner in the process.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

She communicates through emails and is very quick to answer questions

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April 27, 2023

5.0

She is very good She explains the problems She tell you what do Very friendly

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April 26, 2023

5.0

As I was saying. She was very knowledgeable. Listened to every problem I had with my left shoulder. Told me what she thought and made a plan to help me follow to heal my shoulder.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

She is professional and easy to talk to.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Very efficient, kind and professional.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was very thorough and clear when explaining my options. She listen to my questions and answered thoroughly.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Tjong is an unbelievably gifted Doctor and human. She is approachable, honest, extremely informative and compassionate. I care about my health and the condition of my body and when I express my concerns, she listens well and is supportive in suggesting the right course of action for my needs. Seeing doctors for continuous care is humbling and I feel fortunate that when I am in her presence- she gets it! I am very, very grateful to know her.

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April 21, 2023

4.0

I found the doctor to be engaging. She understood my concerns and addressed them.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Straight forward, honest and competent

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Wish I could rate her an 11

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Explained everything clear with plan in place

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April 16, 2023

5.0

She was direct, clear & exceptionally helpful with igniting my path to recovery. And her pedigree is dang impressive.. & I was.

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April 13, 2023

4.0

Both she and her resident listened to my concerns and projected confidence

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Very concerned and knowledgeable

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong took the time to clearly explain my issue, taking into account all of my symptoms, and then she outlined a plan for treatment, all of which other physicians had failed to do in the past.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

A excellent doctor that is concerned on my recovery.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was very kind and helpful explaining the process and what to expect for surgery

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April 11, 2023

5.0

She was a great listener and explained my options well.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong is incredibly smart, professional, and kind.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

She cared and was patient

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Relational physician: involved me in my care plan & provided great patient education. Additionally, the whole team worked well together.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

On time, friendly, helpful

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Pleasant demeanor. Quickly understood my problem and had a solution. Vary professional.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong cares, is very honest and helpful.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

She was great - very clear and thorough

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Quick but thorough

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Did a great job of showing and explaining the reason for my pain.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, patient, and kind. I truly appreciated her thoughtfulness.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Responsive and patient, answered all my questions.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 27, 2023

4.0

She is a nice doctor and she listens.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was really patient, demonstrated great listening skills, and explained her assessment thoroughly. She left time for questions and I never felt rushed.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Very friendly, explained everything clearly, answered all of my questions with clear plan for next steps.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Great service

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February 21, 2023

5.0

The Doctor seems very knowledgeable.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

She listened carefully, acknowledged my symptoms and had a clear plan to move forward.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Attention to detail and comprehensive care.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was thorough with her explanations and imaging review as well as expected recovery.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Very informative .

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong is an approachable and kind doctor who really takes the time to explain imaging findings and medical decision-making. She made me feel very comfortable in all of our clinic visits and when we spoke on the day of surgery.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and explained the difference of possible causes.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Phenomenal service and unmatched patient care!

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Explain to me what my problem and gave me the best advice.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Tjong was clearly competent, thorough, pleasant, and efficient.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Highly skilled and empathetic.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Efficient but thoughtful and personalized experience.

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