Whitney E. Liddy, MD

Whitney E. Liddy, MD

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Primary Specialty

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Adult And Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2010
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck 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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

697 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Omg ella es muy amable muy profesional me dejo una herida pequeña me imaginaba muy grande mi herida , ella es muy buena persona amable todos . Lo que más me gusto es que mi herida casi nose ve.❤️❤️❤️❤️Gracias doctora por todo por Aver tomado mi caso. Caí en buenas manos 🙏.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

She took her time and explained everything to me

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable professional. Listening careful to the patient questions and answering with all details in easy way to understand.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Libby is a special person. The concern that she showed me doesn’t come all the time from doctors. Her follow up call after surgery to make sure I was doing well.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy is ready to answer, in detail, questions and concerns I have with patience. I am very curious to understand my issues!

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor, listens well, very smart, compassionate care, friendly, thorough, great surgeon

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She was kind, compassionate, listened well, explained without being in a rush, answered all my questions patiently, acknowledged my anxiety and created a thought out plan that included me in the decisions about my care treatment plan.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Empathetic, professional. Talked about the procedure and executed without pain or complications.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy listened to and answered all of my questions without complaint. I never felt pressured to leave or “hurry up”. She provided objective, useful feedback.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Through review and useful analysis of tests. Personable interaction.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Compassionate. Knowledge doctor

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Caring, listens, communicative, respectful.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy was very professional and informative. She took her time with me; she explained things beautifully, was very easy to speak with and answered all of my questions.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional and concerned about explaining to the patient

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Liddy has been my ENT doctor for many years and I really appreciate how she handles my ear infections

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March 09, 2022

5.0

This was my first visit with her and I was very impressed. She was on time and knew why I was there and had clearly looked at my file before she came in the room. She was personable and made me feel very confident in her care.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, considerate, respectful, takes the time to answer questions.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy is patient, kind and an attentive listener. She pays attention to my fears and helps me make tough decisions.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

She listens! Explains things well! She is great!

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Great physician

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Thoroughness of information. Direct and caring feedback and information.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She is kind and thoughtful and efficient.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Received excellent treatment.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy exhibited sincerity in her approach to dealing with me. I did not feel like I was being "processed." That is the chief reason for my rating.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Very caring andcommunication in plain english

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Very nice and professional. I felt very comfortable with her.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy exemplifies - I dare say, surpasses - all expectations of medical care. She takes time to explain, listen and present all available options related to one’s personal and individual care.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Doctor explains everything, reviews my case before I get there. She saved me from a second biopsy by contacting the lab prior to my appointment to save the sample for genetic testing.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Engaging, professional and always thoughtful for my health concerns.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr liddy is wonderful. Compassionate, smart, timely, everything was perfect

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February 16, 2022

5.0

She was great in every respect. Took her time, listened, explained, answered questions, and really seemed to *want* to help me.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy was very good at doing the biopsy, and explaining the procedure and possible outcomes. Realistic and very kind and compassionate.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, very kind, friendly. Also I had called back on questions in regards to a test and received a quick response. Dr. Liddy talked with me and was very polite in reassuring me of my test.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Seems nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Seems good at explaining and listening.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Concern for patients

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February 14, 2022

4.0

Very well-spoken, thoughtful, and engaging during our conversation.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring doctor

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Professional and friendly

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy takes enough time, and explains everything well.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

The way that she listens and responds is very reassuring. I am being given very good care, for which I am most grateful!!

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy is such a professional! She’s extremely attentive and thorough.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Liddy is truly a highly qualified professional, and a nice and caring doctor. I greatly appreciate her work

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Because she truly cares, takes her time, explains everything and answers all questions.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy was thorough in her explanation of care, treatment, possible outcomes, and expected follow up care. She had an energetic persona, spoke respecting the knowledge I came with and meeting me at my level understanding. Interactions reaffirmed/confirmed her high level of competence and skill.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

she answered all my questions and directed me to the next future move

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Clear and confident manner.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Very thorough with my exam and addressed all my questions.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Competence

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Kind!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

One of the best doctors I’ve ever met. Makes things super easy and more comfortable. She is extremely knowledgeable and there is no doubt in my mind I am in the best care when I’m with her.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lindy followed up with me very quickly as soon as she had my biopsy results. I was grateful for her prompt attention.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy is a true asset to NW. She is highly accomplished, skilled, caring, and compassionate. You can tell she puts her patients first.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent doctor who spends the time explaining everything in detail.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She makes me feel comfortable, answers all my questions, is amazing to talk to and get help from!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Liddy was attentive and patient, and made me feel comfortable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

very professional : explained what was going to happen, was sensitive to my pain, what the possibilities were regarding results and what the different treatment options were for them

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Liked her no nonsense yet kind and sincere demeanor.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She spoke with certainty, which was what was needed. She was also friendly and I rushed.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She listens and has tremendous expertise. I trust her completely.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Liddy was a pleasure to meet. She was very patient to listen to my circumstances. She understood that I am in pain because of, and so scared, about my situation. The conditions I am trying to resolve do not emanante from Northwestern. I came to the Otolaryngology Center to get independent and trusted information about the state I am in. I will use her advice to work with the appropriate folks I need to address this matter. She was very reassuring and helped to steer me in a good direction.

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January 11, 2022

4.0

She has been informitive

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Liddy sees the patient as a person vs a number. She breaks down the diagnosis and takes the time to make sure you understand what’s going on. Phenomenal doctor and I am so blessed to have found her!

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Liddy is excellent at explaining what she needs to do and how she will address my concerns. She takes great care that I do not feel pain when she is performing a procedure.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

She was cordial and understood the issues right away

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Everything went well. She made me feel very comfortable. K felt I was in good hands.

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December 29, 2021

5.0

High quality care

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy was very clear about options and the reasons for her decision to wait as the size of the swelling had greatly reduced and watching over the next 30 days or longer if there was continued small swelling would make a decision about surgery in my neck being a necessity She was clear that any changes to the area that increased size should be immediately set up a new appointment----otherwise we would check in 30+ days

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Liddy way great! Im she answered all of my questions and was very patient throughout the whole procedure!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Provider listened carefully and without judgement and framed treatment options as collaborative decision making.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy instantly put me at ease and i new i was in excellent care.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy is kind, knowledgeable, thorough and have excellent bedside manners. I trust her completely with my care. She is truthful and real and doesnt hide what she thinks. Im so happy that God choose her to be my doctor and surgeon for my Thyroid cancer operation.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy is awesome

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Super friendly and very nice demeanor

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December 10, 2021

5.0

She takes all the time I need for my questions and concerns.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, accomplished, compassionate, and caring. I received the best care from Dr. Liddy.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Liddy is knowledgeable, explains procedures and reasons for them, patiently and respectfully answers questions. I commend her for her professionalism, and I highly recommend her

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November 29, 2021

5.0

She was very detailed and calmed me down. Explained what is going with my health issue

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Empathetic, thoughtful, and very helpful.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and explained everything to me about my thyroid.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

She is professional, caring and considerate. Takes her time with each patient, explains everything fully and in layman's terms. Never rushes you out, patiently answers all questions.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

She was pleasant, & very informative. She explained the physiology of the ear in an understandable way & was happy to answer questions.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

I left the office with answers and a plan of care .

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Very thorough in explaining the reason for the exam and possible options. Warm and comforting presence

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy was wonderful

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring doctor. Took time to explain to me the situation and make me feel at ease.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

because she has experience as a super doctor

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Excellent professional care and compassion.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

she was AWESOME!

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Listened to and answered all my questions.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable and competent. She explained my situation and possible outcomes clearly.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy was awesome! She was very gentle doing the biopsy. She explained everything about what was happening. Dr. Liddy answered all my questions.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kiddy is an ideal person to See for help.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

She is so professional and friendly. Dr. Liddy was able to explain all steps of my surgery so that I felt comfortable and supported. Very thankful to have had her as my Doctor.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

She is a very knowledgeable and professional Doctor!

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Liddy is very kind and compassionate. She’s very thorough and professional. I was very comfortable with Dr. Liddy as my doctor. See previous comments. I just can’t say enough good about Dr. Liddy!!!! She was an answer to my prayers!!!!

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Highly professional

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lindy, takes time to collaboratively create a path forward for treatment and next steps. She was on time for our call/visit, unlike other departments at Northwestern.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Whitney E. Liddy was very pleasant and helped me relax as she throughly explained what my procedure would be like and how long it would take!

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Liddy was very thorough, listened to my concerns and explained in detail her findings and conclusions.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

I was very impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Liddy for her expertise and great people skills. I am very happy with the outcome and all aspects of my treatment. She took ample time to address my concerns as she explained the process thoroughly. Her recommendations were well reasoned and provided me with the reassurance that her advice was in my best interests. By far, Dr. Liddy is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She is truly passionate about her job and her patients’ wellbeing.

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Disclosures

Whitney E. Liddy, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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