David D. Odell, MD

David D. Odell, MD

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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine - 2004
Internship:
Virginia Mason Medical Center - 2006
Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2009
Fellowships:
University of Minnesota - 2012
UPMC Medical Education - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • French

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (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
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

212 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Professional and Skilled

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August 30, 2021

5.0

I trust his expertise. He spent a considerable amount of time with me today to clearly explain my situation and patiently answered my questions. Great bedside manner. Sincere, caring and smart

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Professional and knowlegabe

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He listened!

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August 09, 2021

4.0

Feel confident with him

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Staff doesnt call

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August 03, 2021

5.0

very knowledgeable and accessible

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Simply put, he is awesome.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Extremely caring and provides clear explanations. Answers all questions and provides genuine feedback to questions.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Odell is knowledgeable about his specialty.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He gave me much assurance and confidence that I would be well taken care of and would heal properly.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Surgical expertise

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He has given a sense of an expectation of a positive outcome regardless of diagnosis, and has the results which warrants it.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Odell listens to me about my concerns and symptoms. I have complete confidence in his opinion. He is very knowledgeable, and conservative in his recommendations to provide me with the best health care for me.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Through attention to details re my breathing.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

On time. Thoroughly covered all question and explanation of procedure. And very friendly.

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May 24, 2021

4.0

Great explanation of my issues. Seems caring.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Caring. Takes time to listen. Friendly. Informative. Knowledgeable.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable. He explained everything about the procedure to me.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Went over the results of my latest CT scan with me and answered any questions that I might have.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He is Thorough and easy to talk to.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very competent.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

I would recommend him because he is an excellent caring, knowledgeable and extremely skilled physician and surgeon.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He made me feel at ease after talking to him about I surgery. I knew I was in the best hands possible

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Odell is a highly qualified professional.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

A consummate professional”skilled, thorough, responsive and very informative.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

John's care was excellent and he recommended a test be taken in two years. He actually let me know the 2 years was up to take the test and actually called me to give me the results of the test. We were very happy with the doctor and would recommend him to everyone. we have full confidence in the doctor

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Odell was thorough with and answered my questions as well as giving me a direction I should take for my care. He did not rush me. Also, Dr. Paul Levy was very thorough and made me feel comfortable. Thank you.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Read the above comment it is about Dr. Odell

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Well informed, answers questions, but mostly listens to you!

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr odell is wonderful!! Really deserves a 10+. He is compassionate, thoughtful and extremely skilled. He gives an air of confidence that puts you at ease.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Clear explanation, prognosis and care plan, highly personable, on time

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Academic credentials are impeccable, his knowledge was evident, and I sensed that his Å“bedside manner? would be exactly what I look for in a surgeon.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Provides detailed information. Answers questions.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional, very compassionate and takes time to answer all questions.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Doctor ODell was very professional, and very kind and caring about me the patient

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Personalized my disease discussing options to surgery

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Very experienced Doctor

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March 05, 2021

5.0

He is awesome!!!😊

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He was very kind, great bedside manner, really explained things so I would know what he was talking about, He even drew a picture to better explain what the surgery would be and look like. Called my husband to explain and get any questions (he wasnt available). But, overall he was so thorough and wanted to make sure that I was on board with the same things he was and that if I had any other questions to call or message him! Great Experience!!

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He took the time to explain the procedure I will be having and answered all my questions...never felt like he was rushing.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and great conversationalist. He likes what he does therefore it does it very well.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Extremely Good Service

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to and he explained things very well

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Odell and his associates are extremely experienced in this field and I trust him implicitly. Not only is he knowledgeable and experienced but he also has a wonderful personality. Before seeing Dr. Odell, I spoke with his resident and asked him many questions and he was very accommodating and considerate and patient...which also describes Dr. Odells Å“bedside? manner as he answers all my many questions. So yes, I would highly, highly recommend Dr. Odell and his staff.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Skilled surgeon, informative, concern for patient, honesty.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Professional, friendly, careful,

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. O'Dell gave me the confidence that the surgery would go well.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

I thought Dr. Odell was very professional. He was clear, concise, and thoroughly explained what he observed on my scan. I appreciated his efforts to allay my fears. I truly felt he concentrated on me as a real person and not just an image on a CT scan. Thank you, Dr Odell.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

He explained everything well and took his time...I didnt feel rushed

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Good knowledge and explained possible alternatives and helped me prioritize options.

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January 07, 2021

4.0

d Dr. addressed all of my concerns.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

His manner and experience

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Doctor totally focused on patient.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

He explained everything in a way that it was easy to understand. I felt good about having the surgery I need after speaking to him.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

He explained things & seemed genuinely concerned

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Personal and knowledgeable

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December 12, 2020

5.0

Muy buen médico con su paciente y preocupado ,

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December 11, 2020

4.0

Have had some conversation with Dr.Odell and was pleased with these incounters.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

felt like he was the best I could have

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Odell saved my life after I had a horrific car accident.. He takes the time to listen to my concerns and explains my care plan with concern.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Best Doctor ever

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Made me feel confident he was gonna help me

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November 13, 2020

5.0

No complaints with surgery. Although all possible side effects were not discussed. Never was told about “stomach dumping”. Had I realized how horrible that was, would have reconsidered the surgery.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

He is very informative about procedures and options.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Everyone is very attentive to your needs, worries nd questions

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Odell cares about me and I am confident the attention and medical care he gives me is the best possible.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Extremely professional and user friendly

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Appointment scheduling appears somewhat disorganized, otherwise all good.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Experienced. Expert. Kind. I loved him.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Every person from check-in to the doctor was helpful and caring. The doctor spoke with obvious expertise. And all were very careful with the virus. I was very happy with my experience.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Feel comfortable and trustworthy, also very clean and no long waiting

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October 02, 2020

4.0

He gives all the time you need for discussion and questions

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October 02, 2020

4.0

Friendly, prompt and to the point care. Thank you Dr. ODell

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr was great

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr was great

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Extremely patient and listens to concerns. Very knowledgeable about symptoms and causes and cures. Tremendous resource!!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very efficient!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Great doctor very approachable & knowledgeable. Student will make a great doctor.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Odell is the most skilled and compassionate doctor I've ever known.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and kind.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very informative Concerned for my well beingAnd with plan to proceedAnswered all my questions All very nice to deal withLooking forward to following up in the future

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Besides the wait, it's worth having Nw care!

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Thanks I'm cured

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September 14, 2020

5.0

He was very friendly and professional. He answered my questions clearly and happily.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Very efficient and caring.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Odell is an outstanding doctor! Great people skills, as well.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

He was very honest with his opinion, explained pros and cons of my situation and willing to go into detail. He took the most conservative approach regarding surgery.

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August 21, 2020

4.0

Very goid

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August 18, 2020

5.0

NW is the only place I will go and Dr Odell seems to be very up on things

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions. Is pleasant and professional. Was willing to go into detail to explain things to me.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Odell quite simply saved my fathers life, and supported our family in the process of the aftermath. He is caring and compassionate and most importantly, a brilliant surgeon.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

The surgical team was professional and personal. From the team of doctors performing the surgery, to the support staff, IUC team, and all others who took care of us, we felt we were in good hands.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Very clear and answered my questions clearly and to the point

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Very thorough explanation of procedure and alternatives

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Expertise and great bedside manner.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Odell is very professional and listens to you. Answers all your questions. He is a very caring doctor.

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