Edward J. Tanner III, MD

Edward J. Tanner III, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Gynecologic Oncology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine - 2004
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2008
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

124 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

99 Reviews

November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner was very professional and took extra care to ensure I felt comfortable and my concerns were answered.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Excellent staff and facility.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is compassionate yet honest. Knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He also surrounds himself with the greatest team

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Competent knowledgeable compassionate

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I know that I have truly been blessed to have Dr. Tanner as my surgeon! He did surgery on me for 7 hours to get all of the cancer than he could see removed! He is very compassionate, too!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I have had excellent care from everybody!

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an outstanding doctor. He takes his time with me. Answers all my questions and addresses all my concerns.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

The doctors, nurses, technicians and office staff are very professional. This is ranked the best hospital in Illinois because everyone works to make it the best.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Listened actively. Patient and very thorough with explanations. Was very pleasant, kind, professional, did not rush. Very knowledgeable.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very kind, professional, patient and informative.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Same as above.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Intelligence. Patience. Compassionate. Everything well run.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is professional but also makes you feel comfortable, like he is your friend.He is truly concerned about you, your care and your overall well being. A wonderful person.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

If anyone I know needs an amazing group of Doctors to help them get through therecancer, it is only at Northwestern!! They saved my life!

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Good doctor

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October 26, 2020

5.0

I have confidence in Dr Tanner

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October 26, 2020

5.0

I could not imagine a better surgeon"doctor to treat my condition. Very knowledgeable, skilled AND listens to the patient and includes you in on the treatment plan.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

They are at the top of their game. I have confidence in the doctors and the staff that they not only know what they're doing but are willing to change up treatment plans to address changing needs.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner took over patient care for Dr. Nieves who I respected in a huge way. Dr. Tanner has put effort into getting to know his patients. He listens carefully, responds with intellectual knowledge. He is caring and confident.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

NW has a remarkable staff. Doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, support staff... each and every human I have had contact with - since June of 2018 has been incredibly professional, remarkably caring and in spite of these challenging times.... dispositions are always friendly.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Once you get to know him, not only is he incredibly knowledgeable but he has a sense of humor too. I really appreciate that.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Oncologists and NPs are very knowledgeable with everything about cancer

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October 25, 2020

5.0

He is the best.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an excellent physician.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Professional, takes time to explain

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Professional, prompt follow up

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Very patient and thorough.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Everyone from lobby to doctor's office was courteous and helpful. It's nice that the person accompanying me was able to sit in the lobby unlike Evanston Hospital where they can't even step foot inside.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

He is smart, kind communicates well and takes great care of me

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October 12, 2020

5.0

My treatment has been outstanding.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner spent time with us making sure to answer every question and make me as comfortable as possible

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Very open to my questions, never dismissive of my concerns

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October 07, 2020

5.0

The physicians and nurse practitioners have communicated results, treatment plans very well

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October 07, 2020

5.0

As I said previously, Dr Tanner is well versed in his field and makes good recommendations. He is also very personable & Puts me at ease.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Everyone in the office is very friendly, but thorough, knowledgeable but not overbearing. I feel Dr Tanner is well versed in his field & gives great recommendations. He is also personable.He gets an A+ !!!!

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October 02, 2020

5.0

competent and experienced

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October 02, 2020

5.0

competent, up to date, personalized

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September 28, 2020

5.0

He is very understanding of my concerns. Always has answers to my questions. Caring Doctor.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is very personable and has the patients best interest at hand. He is very informative and gets right to the point regarding ones health and welfare.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Because Dr. Tanner and his staff are very concerned about their patients health

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Totally professional combined with sympathy"empathy.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Complete information in a non-hurried enviorment.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is an excellent listener and can easily adjust to changing information!

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is a good doctor, he very nice to patient.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Northwestern Hospital Gynecologic Oncology is good team.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very competent and knowledgeable.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner has given me the best care during a very frightening time. I feel he saved my life.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Great doctor & team.

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September 20, 2020

5.0

Highly skilled, personable, caring"empathic, pragmatic.

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September 20, 2020

5.0

Everyone from the check in desk to the nurses/PAs and doctors are very pleasant, making sure any questions or concerns are addressed. I feel everyone is doing their job to the best of their ability with an amazing attitude.

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September 20, 2020

5.0

His personal interest in my survival and his concern for the details of a difficult surgery. Also, he is well-read on the latest stats regarding ovarian cancer. His concern and care for my husband was also so appreciated. He is very professional and knowledgeable, but kind and relatable. He treated us as real people, not just patients. So thankful that he is on my team!

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September 20, 2020

5.0

NM provides care that I am unable to get in my county.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Due to the care i have received, I trust him and his team completely.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

I have received nothing but excellent care. I have complete confidence in my providers to know and do what's best for me.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is trustworthy and his plan for treatment is well thought out

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is thorough, very knowledgeable, and compassionate

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Informative with caring manner

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Excellent and knowledge based care by dr. and staff

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He is very knowledgeable, and able to provide understanding and compassion to his patients.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Great patient service and care, along with high quality professionals.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

He's smart. He listens and provides fantastic recommendations.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner was amazing. Told me I don't have to come back because I'm cured. Listened to my issues. Noticed the pelvic pain I have and recommended seeing someone for therapy. No one else there has ever told me there's a way to fix the pain and I've been coming here for 9 years. WHY NOT??? He also told me I shouldn't be coming here, because I'm cured....so I want to understand why no one else told me this HUGE piece of info. I could have saved money, mileage, heartache and worry, and DAYS OFF. I do not understand, because this has been going on for 9 years now.

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August 23, 2020

5.0

well trained, good bedside manner

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August 20, 2020

5.0

He's confident, direct and compassionate. Along with experience and knowledge, he's the doc I need. Surrounds himself with a great team!

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Empathetic. Takes time and gives explanations.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner has a very good bedside manner and is a skilled surgeon. I would most definitely recommend him to others. The nurses and staff in his group are also very friendly and helpful.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Gave thorough explanations. Put me at ease.

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August 18, 2020

5.0

Caring, understanding, answered all my questions, felt like he took time for me.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner spends quality time with patients, clear explanation of the procedures and what to expect before and after surgery, takes time to answer all questions and concerns. Seems to really care about his patients.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

He is highly skilled but also kind. He is concerned about his patients.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

He answered all my question thoroughly. I am completely satisfied with the care I am receiving!

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an outstanding doctor. He addresses all my concerns and answers all my questions. He keeps up with the newest treatments and studies.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner has great bedside manner. He listens to his patients concerns Very professional and knowledgeable

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July 27, 2020

5.0

He seems very knowledgeable. Also he's nice. I trust him.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is thorough and personable. He is honest but compassionate. I feel completely confident in his care.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is smart , knowledgeable and kind and I would recommend him.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner was kind, courteous and thorough. He took care of my issue quickly and knew exactly how to put me at ease.

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Personable, kind, good listener and good advice!

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July 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner quickly contacted me with results of my CT scan on MyChart. He is thorough in his exams and answers all my questions. I am glad he is my oncologist.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Quality of care.Dr. Tanner's knowledge and quiet calm in what can be a scary time

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner was very clear and detailed with explanation of my condition.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

He listens & addressed all of our concerns. Surgery was easy & recovery was very good. He even called to check in with me after the surgery.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Very helpful , followed up as promised and sorry the urgency of my situation

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and gives great explanation helping me to understand in doctor and layman's terms what my disease is about and my plan of care/ treatment. I'm happy to have found a doctor that was able to work with me. I was literally in shock and had a great deal of fear. I still do have some fears but I do trust Dr. Tanner and his team. What really did it for me is on my initial visit my daughter wasn't allowed in. She shared with me she met some of Dr. Tanner's patients while waiting in the waiting area. One patient had traveled from Rockford, IL and another from out of state. Both shared positive experiences about his compassionate care and treatment. I spent some time in the ER at Northwestern and to my surprise Dr. Tanner came to visit each morning. He was also kept in the loop about my progress. He has a wonderful bed side manner!!! Overall cancer is for sure the most scariest thing one can face but I'm happy to be linked with an amazing doctor who I feel cares and knows his stuff. This has helped me a great deal in feeling confident to battle this disease. I wish I would've saw him first, I would've got treatment a lot sooner.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

I have extreme trust in Dr. Tanner professional knowledge! His explanation for doing things a little different made sense to me.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Honest. Knowledgable, and kind

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June 21, 2020

5.0

Very compassionate and easy to communicate with.

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June 21, 2020

5.0

Did not rush, explained procedure and answered all of my questions

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Very professional and efficient service. Dr Tanner is very knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manners.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Competent direct honest compassionate.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Visit went well. Dr Tanner efficient and helpful.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, attentive, he really listens to you and works with you.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is very professional and caring and is ready to help whenever needed

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June 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Tanner is competent, compassionate, thorough and personable. What more can one ask for?

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Excellent In regards to expertise, people skills, and explanations of pertinent medical intervention.

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tanner appears to be a highly skilled professional and he also seems very kind.

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June 01, 2020

5.0

I receive excellent medical and compassionate care.

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Prompt, answers all questions, listens to concerns, well-credentialed

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Quick to respond, practical

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