Ellen Kroin, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital Skeletal Abnormalities
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand and Wrist Microsurgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Tendon and Nerve Lacerations
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Cyst Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2014
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2019
Fellowships:
University of California Davis Health - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

384 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Got right to the point

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August 22, 2023

5.0

I had a successful operation

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Very friendly, didn’t rush me and made me feel comfortable.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Shes really good and very knowledgeable And seems to specialized in a lot more when i looked her up so I'm glad I made the choice to go see her.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

I felt comfortable and that my questions were explained well to me and what were my options about my injury

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Much confidence in her she knows what she is doing . Hooray

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Kroin She done a great job on my hand,the surgery was really great.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Competent and caring

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August 09, 2023

5.0

I feel like she actually cares about my injury and is thoroughly following up with me

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Kind and knoeledgable

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Knowlegeable

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly

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July 28, 2023

5.0

She is awesome

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July 26, 2023

5.0

See above ^^^ Plus, she did an incredible job repairing my finger & I realize it was complex injury.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Very Professional

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July 19, 2023

5.0

excellent discussion of a complicated situation. excellent listener. clear description of choices. followed up with a personal phone call to add information

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She was so knowledgeable and sweet and patient with me

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Listened and adapted

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July 17, 2023

5.0

She is personable and explains everything in a way to understand it all

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin was an exemplary professional as a careful listener, and knowledgeable medical practitioner. Insightful information was provided as care was administered.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

She is so caring and considerate. She Listens and explains in terms you can understand. She is a doctor cause she cares and it shows. You are in wonderful hands.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

very knowledgeable

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Good experience with doctor and team.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Answered every question I had and was so nice .

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Such a wonderful doctor! She made me feel at ease and explained everything to me. 10/10 highly recommend!

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable in her specialty and took time and effort to understand my problem and the proper appetite finding the right resolution to my pain and long term health benefits

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July 03, 2023

5.0

She reattached tendon of my finger successfully and it mended beautifully….you can hardly see the scar.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Friendly and answers your questions without beating around the bush

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Her kindness and. Compassion

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June 14, 2023

5.0

She was great! My surgery was a success! No issues.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Of course, I do recommend it, Dr Ellen Kroin, very professional, immediately took care of the conditions of my hands. I had not been able to sleep for months due to the pain and the injections that I applied, if it worked well for me,

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June 12, 2023

1.0

Shots were painful and no results, problem still exist.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

She is kind and understanding. Surgery is scary. She made is easier.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Seemed good

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June 02, 2023

5.0

In good hands

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin is very professional and friendly. She always takes the time to answer my questions in a manner that even I can understand. Most importantly, she is very knowledgeable and skilled, as evidenced by my successful surgery.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

met Dr Kroin on a Wednesday after being referred to her- she performed surgery the next day. Love the urgency & care I've received!!

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May 28, 2023

5.0

very helpful

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Thorough, compassionate, a surgeon you want on your side that wants the best for you medically and for your persona.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin was very informative and patient with all my questions. She was very thorough with all the information that pertained to my issue. She took time with my appointment and has a professional, kind, bedside manner.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and listened to our concerns

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May 12, 2023

5.0

She is an amazing doctor

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin is very friendly and professional. Most importantly, she is very knowledgable and takes the time to explain things clearly and thoroughly. I am very pleased to have had her as my surgeon.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

The doctor was knowledgeable, got to the point, and sent me away with actionable next steps. Have already mentioned her to others. That said, have not yet fully recovered and with full recovery recommendations are even more likely.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She explained all surgical options to me with clarity and compassion.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

I FELT PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin is a great doctor. She medically is top notch. She treats patients, me, very kind, explains things, answers questions. I like her as my doctor / surgeon.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin was a pleasure to meet this morning. She is friendly, very professional, on time, and - most importantly - very knowledgeable about my two hand problems. She explained things very thoroughly in language that even I could understand and she patiently answered all of my questions. I now feel very comfortable going forward to surgery with Dr. Kroin.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

She’s one of the best doctors I’ve ever had

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She is very caring and kind. She explained everything in advance. Very thorough.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

She is amazing great bedside manner. Explains things very well. And answers every questions. You can tell she loves what she does.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Kroin is compassionate, thorough and focused on getting our son back to normal activity. She was very clear from start to finish and we are grateful for her care.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin takes the time to listen to me and explain things during my appointment

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Answered all questions and had a good bedside manner

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March 19, 2023

5.0

I feel very comfortable with her during my appointments and she explains things very well.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

She is the best! Kind, Honest, professional

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Straight analysis with options explained if needed in the future.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Doctor is very nice listens to your concerns

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Did a good job explaining what the issue was and how to resolve

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She is a good listener.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Great demeanor. Qualified. On time.

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February 19, 2023

5.0

Great environment

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Like I said in the last question Dr Kroin really takes the time to sit with you and explain things to you and what concerns she might have before going in Surgery, my Surgery went very Well And I am pain Free , I am very happy and highly recommend Dr Kroin.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Took time to talk with me -vs- trying to make notes in the computer.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Very understanding and personable

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin is both thorough and compassionate.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Highly Skilled, very honest and caring

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February 01, 2023

5.0

She reviewed the x-rays carefully, manipulated the hands, determine entry and pain level and was able to gain confidence

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February 01, 2023

5.0

The best doctors

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Again, Excellent Service!

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January 24, 2023

5.0

She took the time to listen to my concerns and questions.

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Patient listener, explains clearly

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kroin was very gentle and thorough. She helped me understand my issues and explained the options and outcomes clearly. She was able to help with my pain and gave me clear instructions for aftercare. She treated me with respect and concern. I’m certain she will be able to help me.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

She came up with a plan for my care and a follow up plan since I just had a baby her plan seemed reasonable

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Very helpful and gentle

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January 13, 2023

5.0

Well I only had 1 visit with Dr Kroin she is attentive to my situation and is concerned and ordered test for Me so I really like that and discussed possible surgery if needed and not just putting a Band-Aid on it.

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January 13, 2023

5.0

The experience with my surgery was very good and professional with all support of all teams

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January 03, 2023

5.0

kind and knowledgeable dr that took time with me to explain and show me extent or injury.. explained everything very well

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January 02, 2023

5.0

She did a good job !

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December 25, 2022

5.0

Honest upfront and to the point

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kroin was super friendly and answered all questions.

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Disclosures

Ellen Kroin, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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