Edward James Tanner III, MD

Edward James Tanner III, MD

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Primary Specialty

Gynecologic Oncology

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Education

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

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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
Alignment 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 

590 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

Very patient and clear explanations.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Check patient background throughly and straight forward to get the point.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

He has explained my health issues well and us attentive to my needs

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He answered all my questions

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Tanner is very kind and understanding. He answers all questions. He explains in detail and easy to understanding.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Professional, answers questions, does not seem rushed

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Tanner is an outstanding doctor. He is very professional and answers all my questions and concerns. He is very focused on my health and treatment.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent attention and confiabilidad

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He spends enough time answering my questions and concerns

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tanner is a wonderful doctor

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tanner cares for his patient’s well being. He is knowledgeable, caring and and sensitive to individual situations.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Tanner & staff are excellent medical professionals, kind, caring & knowledgeable. They patiently explained procedures well & eased my fears. I felt safe & never felt rushed. That is important to me. I would highly recommend Dr Tanner.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Just met him today. I have great confidence that he will take good care of me

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tanner is very thorough and cares for his patients.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

I am satisfied by his service

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I couldn’t have had a better Doctor. He is a caring wonderful person who made me comfortable every time I had an appointment.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He’s an amazing, highly-skilled professional. He has treated me so kindly.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and kind

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Talked to me in a way that could be understood. Answered all questions. Did not seem rushed.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He is professional and knowledgeable

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Good patient rapport, excellent medical care

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I feel confident in his care. He is smart, kind and easy to talk to.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He is gentle, compassionate, shows interest in the patient, he is wonderful!!!

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable. Explained everything. Good listener.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tanner is clear, direct, and explains things in a way that you can easily understand.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He hasn’t done my surgery yet but I know he is a very good doctor. I have read online about him being an excellent doctor and now that I met him I can see that. He is very thorough.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Tanner appeared to be very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable about my course of care.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Pleased with directness of physician.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He was very personable and explained all procedures thoroughly. I felt like he wanted to give me the best option for surgery that would benefit my active lifestyle and would get me in to surgery as quickly as he could.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable; answered all my questions; efficient; good bed side manners

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He cares for his patients more then just a patient.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

A 10 Plus Rating, VERY Patient kind,Respectful, Explain Everything in Detail and Makes Sure you have a Complete Knowledge & Understanding .

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January 03, 2022

5.0

I love Dr Tanner. He listens to all my concerns and gives me the best care and treatment. He’s very professional.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He is unbelievable! Very calming, informative, patient

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to explain everything in detail.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is kind, compassionate, patient and knowledgeable. He listens when I ask questions and I would recommend him to anyone faced with a cancer diagnosis.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very talented surgeon. Took time to explain things and answer all my questions.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Respect, highly competent& kind

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, professional, skilled.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Felt very comfortable with Dr Tanner. He was clear, professional and reassuring.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He’s a very good Doctor

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Detailed explanation was really helpful

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He’s thorough and considerate.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, wonderful bedside manor, take the time to explain things

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Love him

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December 01, 2021

5.0

He’s very knowledgeable about this cancer and has taken the time to explain options.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Personable Great bedside manner

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Again - Dr. Tanner is simply the best. I don't think I could have had a better surgeon.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr.Tanner is a truly compassionate doctor. He made me feel at ease as we discussed my health issue. All options were clearly reviewed. I’m very happy I got to meet with him. I left my appointment with more knowledge of the situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Tanner to anyone looking for a physician with his specialty.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent patient interaction explaining everything clearly

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, willing to answer lots of questions, measured approach.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner gives me the best care. He answers all my questions and concerns. He is currently researching my next treatment.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner was very thorough in explaining everything that was going on with me. This was my post op visit and I left the office feeling very confident with the choices that were made. He is one of the nicest people I've ever met.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Listens and asks questions.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner listened to me, was compassionate, thorough, explained everything and made me feel safe. The surgery went great and absolutely no pain. He and his staff are remarkable.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Took all the time I needed to answer all my questions at every meeting.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and answered all my questions

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Very respectful and personal, takes time to make sure you understand the services needed.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an excellent physician. He has great knowledge and expertise as well as excellent communication skills and compassion. I would highly recommend him to any patient who is looking for a top notch oncologist.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

A true gentleman and professional. First words were caring and soothing. Explained everything completely and answered my questions patiently.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner is outstanding! He answers all my questions and concerns. He explained the results of my cat can and possible future treatments. He is very easy to talk to.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an exceptional doctor, surgeon and human being, able to solve otherwise unsolvable medical problems, therefore capable of saving many lives, as was my case.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

He was thorough spent a good deal of time explaining the treatment plan he saw in the store based on the information given to him. I look forward to meeting him in person

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October 29, 2021

5.0

His knowledge and judgement as well as his compassion. His explanations are clear and detailed.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner show great concern and compassion. He was by my side during difficult time after surgery.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Great and informative

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Very informative

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Genuine care and easing of any concerns I have.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

The team and Dt Tanner have helped me be continue to do well. Their constant surveillance and communication with me had been wonderful and reassuring.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He takes time to explain and answer questions.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr.Tanner listens to your concerns and takes time with you. He explains everything in detail. I would definitely recommend him! Very knowledgeable doctor also.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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October 08, 2021

5.0

I’m just getting to know Dr Tanner. I like his poise and mannerism. He’s studied at some of the Best Schools. He demonstrates compassion and empathy. He’s is direct and firm with his detailed information.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Nice guy. Caring

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Because my cancer is gone Dr Tanner gave me security about of treatment

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September 28, 2021

5.0

I feel confident in my care each time I see him.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Consummate professional, treats his patients-and his students and PA’s- with respect, intelligence, first class skill, and compassion. Many of his patients, I among them, have voiced a desire to just turn over all their care-in every department-to Dr Tanner.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Explained everything so I v do pull understand and put me at ease. Confident is his care of me.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

His personal care and commitment to patients recovery is superb

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September 24, 2021

4.0

He did not rush and spent a lot of time with me. He gave me confidence he would be the best surgeon for my complex surgery.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He is an outstanding doctor: knowledgeable in his field, listens to all my questions and concerns. Gives me the best treatment.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

My OB/GYN referred me to Dr. Tanner because I have Endometrial cancer. I read about Dr. Tanner and he sounds like the perfect doctor to help me. He was kind and patient and answered ALL my questions - and I had a LOT of questions. I felt heard, and reassured. I'm glad he's my surgeon.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

He treat me like a family with respect and caring

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner was very thorough explaining what was going on with me. He even took the time to draw a diagram to further explain. I felt very comfortable asking him questions about my condition.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

During my consultation, Dr. Tanner was knowledgeable as well as compassionate, patiently answering all of my questions. He will be performing my surgery in a few weeks, and I am very confident in his skills and expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Tanner to any patients.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

HE IS VERY PLEASANT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY CONFIDENT OF HIS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

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September 13, 2021

5.0

I did not feel like I was just another person with vaginal cancer- I mattered!

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September 13, 2021

5.0

He prescribed a treatment for me that worked , he is a wonderful Doctor

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Good communication...always answers my questions

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Just look at his CV. He’s involved in research, he’s published several scholarly articles and recognized as an expert in his field

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September 06, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and makes sure I understand my diagnosis and care.

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September 05, 2021

5.0

This doctor should be commended for His knowledge, confidence and making his patients feel like each of us are important. He really is a doctor that Any patient would be fortunate to have.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

If I lived in the Chicago area, Dr. Tanner would definitely be my doctor. From our telephone conversation, I feel Dr. Tanner is a doctor I can trust and he would take an interest in my care.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He's is kind.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He took the time to throughly explain what he would do and to answer any questions.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Gracias a la atención y profesionalismo del doctor Edward J.Tanner lll, me salvó la vida tengo la oportunidad de ver crecer a mi hija.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable along with being kind.

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