Robert C. Kern, MD

4.6 
154 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Otolaryngology

Secondary Specialty

  • Head and Neck Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Complex Sinonasal and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Disorders
  • Tonsillitis

Education

Medical Education:
Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College - 1985
Residency:
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University - 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6
4.6 
154 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.7
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.6
  • Clear Explanations
    4.6
  • Shows Concern
    4.6
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.6
  • Explains Medications
    4.6
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.6
  • Easy to Understand
    4.7
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.5
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.7

Reviews from Patients

17 Reviews
May 15, 2019

Dr. Kern is great.

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May 12, 2019

My problem has been intractable and has been somewhat frustrating, but Dr. Kern has been patient and has explained his treatment decisions, always asking for my input.

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March 02, 2019

we recommend Dr. Kern to friends all the time. northwestern is lucky to have him on staff

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January 25, 2019

Love the dr! He's so wonderful.

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December 17, 2018

excellent

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September 24, 2018

Dr. Kern's assesses the state of my sinus condition at the time of the visit. He treats it accordingly,prescribes medicine and advises the timeframe for the next appointment. I have great faith in Dr. Kern.

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September 24, 2018

all good

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August 18, 2018

Dr Kern is a very helpful Doctor especially with my chronic health problem & he's very honest & kind

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June 25, 2018

Dr Kern and his team are true professionals. His fellows are always knowledgeable and demonstrate extreme professionalism. I am so much better Health wise and quality of life after seeing Dr Kern for medical care.

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June 14, 2018

I like him! Good first impression!

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May 29, 2018

Awesome, as always.

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February 22, 2018

I have seen Dr. Kern in the past. Once when he helped resolve my wife's chronic sinus infection. A second time with several appointments and one sinus surgery for me and years later, this latest visit. He is better than ever, with straightforward options, calm and non-alarmist, patient in answering numerous questions, and very friendly. He's one of the best doctors and arguably the best ENT in Chicago!!

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February 17, 2018

dr Kern always makes me feel like I am his most important patient. Also, he has great concern for my issues and always answers all my questions.

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February 17, 2018

I have total confidence in Dr. Kern .He identifies my condition and always treats it accordingly.

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February 02, 2018

Dr. Kern was kind, efficient, and encouraging.

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January 26, 2018

I have seen Dr. Kern prior...no issues.

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January 14, 2018

Dr. Kern is a very skilled surgeon, and I have full confidence in him. Sometimes, however, you have to question him to get all the information on your condition.

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