Ambalavanan Arunachalam, MD

Ambalavanan Arunachalam, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Pulmonology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)
  • Connective Tissue Related Lung Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute - 2010
Residency:
Mount Auburn Hospital - 2015
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2018
Tufts Medical Center - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • Tamil

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease (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
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

74 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

He was with me a year ago when I was extremely ill, was instrumental in keeping me alive until transplant surgery, so our meeting yesterday was a very positive experience ( as far as doctor appointments go.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Very professional, friendly. Seems to truly care about my health. Takes time to answer all my questions. Knowledgeable

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He explained lung transplant very very well. Very knowledgeable and down to earth person

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February 25, 2022

5.0

His manor in they way he treats you as a person is great. He takes his time and explains in detail whatever you need to know.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr Arun is so caring and understanding.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Explained things well. Very positive caring Dr.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr.ARUNACHalum is a great doctor.he is very knowledgeable and informative.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Like him

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He was very pleasant,easy to talk to, and explained everything to me...all questions were answered.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Personable, knowledgable, professional and a very good listener! Great!

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January 02, 2022

5.0

he listened and appeared to be up to date

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November 28, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough, detailed and compassionate

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November 24, 2021

5.0

He is compassionate, listens and very thorough.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He explained my condition very well and answered my many questions.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

He is so kind. He isn't in a hurry to go. He made sure I had all my questions and concerns answered first.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

took the time to discuss all questions and concerns

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September 05, 2021

5.0

He listened to me, seemed to care about what I wanted and felt. He answered all my questions and explained everything to me.

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August 28, 2021

4.0

He was thorough but a little hard to understand.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

All professional

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Great dr. Listening very well comes up with a solution.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Le doy un 10 porque me gusto su modo de espricar y muy amabre el doctor

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He's a very kind doctor he listens and he has patience and he explains things very well he makes you feel like he really cares and I believe he does

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Kind, caring, extremely knowledgable!

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May 17, 2021

5.0

This was my first appointment with Dr Arunachalam and he treated me with the greatest of respect, he listened, asked follow up questions it felt as if I had been seeing him for years. He did not seem rushed. Great appointment.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

The Best of the Best

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very professional and he cared about what was going on with me.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He answered all of my questions

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March 28, 2021

5.0

He is patient, calming and displays great knowledge of his field.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Down to earth, caring doctor!

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Very good explanations for medical issues.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

First time I met him and he already knew about my history. He very understanding with what I had concerns with.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Very informative Dr. Answers all questions.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

Very nice. Explained everything

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician that listens and explains everything. Great qualities!!

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Smart, informative, clear in explanation, great office side manner. I left relaxed and reassured that my health is in good hands. All time favorite doctor.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

He was very patient. I had a lot of questions to ask and it was very late but the doctor answered my every question.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and keeps updated on my issues

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Lung transplant patient and have been taken care of very well

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Disclosures

Ambalavanan Arunachalam, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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