Karen J. Ho, MD

Karen J. Ho, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Vascular Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Angioplasty And Stents
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Carotid Stents
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Venous Disease
  • Wound Care

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 2003
Residency:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2011
Fellowships:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

96 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

51 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

51 Reviews

March 18, 2022

5.0

Surgery has worked out very well. Follow-up care is pretty routine at this time. Any questions /concerns have always been addressed.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

She was great

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March 10, 2022

5.0

I think she is one of the best doctor at NW!!!!!!

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Karen Ho was excellent

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February 01, 2022

5.0

She spent time and I spoke with her PA as well.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She is excellent

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is very good at what she is doing. A top notch vascular surgeon ,who as well r scientic medical research . We love her she saved his legs !

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January 10, 2022

5.0

concise info

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Ho is top notch.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Efficient, thorough and concerned.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

thorough, professional & listens.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

She cares about her patients

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July 21, 2021

0.0

She has a poor bedside manner and seemed to be frustrated during visit. She didn’t recommend any further testing or guidance, and told me she didn’t understand my symptoms nor could she help me.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ho is excellent doctor.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

To the point...

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She is by far the best surgeon or Dr by far. Very hands on and listens

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July 08, 2021

4.0

Sober personality, very direct - gets right to point and gives thorough explanation. However not sure if she hears response of patient as there isnt neccesarily a yes or no or a nod of acknowledgement Otherwise she is great.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Have to visit her again

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June 17, 2021

4.0

Very informative, and reassuring.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Best doctor

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ho is the best. She takes the time to make sure I am in the best of health. She asks about my family and gives me great advice on how to stay healthy.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She's very caring for her patients. And she has an amazing team.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ho was amazing! Super nice, patient, thorough. ( sent us for tests immediately to get a baseline.) She really listened and wanted the full picture . She spent much time with mom and made her feel comfortable. She recommended other doctors for mom also and really seemed to care about her. We will look forward to working with her!

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April 22, 2021

5.0

She showed my my scans, explained the progression over time, what she expects to see and how my condition affect what's happening

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April 22, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

She explains things clearly.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

She’s the best!

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ho is an excellent doctor and surgeon as well as having a kind, caring, and informative bedside manner that puts you at ease and makes you feel well cared for.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ho is a great Doctor and Surgeon. She also takes the time to talk to you as a patient and answer all your questions. She lets you know your options and really made me feel cared for since before and after each surgery.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Excelente Dra

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January 07, 2021

3.0

I have not had much luck setting up an appointment to review the results of my CAT scan.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Through, courteous, helpful and unrushed. The appointment was right on time.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

She saved my leg

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Go for good

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November 02, 2020

5.0

People

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Timely, personable, collaborative.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Apt on time, Dr Ho very personable, provided clear explanations.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ho is an amazing Doctor

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Very organized. Dr. Ho is thorough and explains herself very well.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ho was very thorough and talked with me about my symptoms.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional and personable answered all my questions and two years later I'm still breathing

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September 24, 2020

5.0

It's all good from the scheduling the interaction the surgery the follow up are great

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August 13, 2020

5.0

The same reason as above I like Dr Ho I think she's very good doctor she found a problem that other doctors couldn't find

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Dr.Ho has shown that she is very concerned about her patients wellbeing she has a team of professional Nurses that mirror the same concern .

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July 27, 2020

5.0

She's a great doctor

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Ho is simply extraordinary...great communication, exceptional surgeon, meticulous care, terrific followup, and a wonderful person

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July 09, 2020

5.0

I consider Dr Ho to be an exceptional doctor because of her complete and understandable explanations she gives regarding my condition. She also comes across as a very carrying individual.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Satisfied with her care and she is very professional

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June 25, 2020

5.0

She is a very good physician she is attentive

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June 25, 2020

1.0

She never called with my results

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Disclosures

Karen J. Ho, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.