Reem Karmali, MD

Reem Karmali, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - 2006
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 2009
Fellowships:
Rush University Medical Center - 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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 

688 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Very caring and inclusive in any decisions

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August 28, 2023

5.0

I’m so glad I was under the care of Dr. Karmali. From diagnosis through treatment, I always felt like I was in good hands. After 6 months of treatment I am in remission. I would recommend Dr. Karmali to any of my loved ones!

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August 28, 2023

5.0

I really appreciated her expertise, empathy, kindness in answering all my questions in a manner that was easy to understand!

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August 28, 2023

5.0

I wish I could give Dr. Karmali a 100 instead of just a 10. Her care and attention to my needs were not only met but anticipated. She is simply the best.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

A great doctor!

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August 21, 2023

5.0

I follow doctor from Rush hospital thousand 12

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient approach Takes time to explain specific and complex topics

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August 10, 2023

5.0

She is magnificent.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

She has been a guiding, caring force for me.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Just very thorough and comprehensive

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very knowledgeable, friendly, and informative. She has an excellent bedside manner and takes time to answer all your questions.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and takes the time to.make sure you know every procedural

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July 24, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr Karmali to help me make good decisions regarding my health

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Simply the best!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

She is intelligent, caring, and knowledgeable.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

So caring and knowledgeable

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Listens carefully, never feel rushed and extremely informative on all aspects of disease and treatment options.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and very inclusive with much experience in the fild.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Great doc. Wonderful person. Good listener. Easy to talk with.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

She is perfection in human form

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Talks to me and not down to me. She is very informative and wants me to understand my treatment plan

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July 10, 2023

5.0

I've no doubt she's among the best in the US treating cancers, and very easy to understand and willing to go to great lengths to explain.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Most caring and especially knowledgeable

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Professional, very caring, very knowledgeable and explains well.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Excellent card was given.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

She’s direct, compassionate and caring

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Eloquent

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Took her time with us. Explained everything.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali is an excellent physician with superlative bedside manner. She is very thorough and answers all my questions.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali is kind, compassionate, listens to you and answers all your questions. She keeps me calm and at the same time tells me what is going on in words I can understand.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali’s approach is extremely patient-centered.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She’s intelligent and caring

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June 01, 2023

5.0

caring compassionate superbly competent MD the very brdt

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May 31, 2023

5.0

This lady saved my life!! Her undivided attention before, during and after my chemo treatments ultimately was the difference between life and death!! I recently had my 5 year after chemo appointment and Dr. Karmali pronounced me 100% cured of my cancer!! When you have your appointment with her you get 100% undivided attention!! Her attention to her patients is her #1 priority when you have an appointment!! God bless medical physicians like Dr. Karmali!! The world needs them badly!!

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Informative and keeps track of patients progress.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

She is personable, extremely knowledgeable, very smart. She is a good listener and recalls information and detail of my journey. Her recommendations are always thoughtful and forward thinking. I think she is great.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, comprehensive, caring, clear, and personable—the best!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali is really great at explaining complex details in terms that are easy to understand. She calms anxiety for everyone on the room.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

She saved my life. What more do you need to know?

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She is calm, caring and knowledgeable. I trust her as my doctor .

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali shows she really cares about her patients and will always ask if we have any questions for her to explain!!

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She is very professional and makes me feel very comfortable, I trust her

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May 04, 2023

5.0

She answered all my questions like they were very important. And she is so very smart about my situation. Most times you can understand a doctor is busy and they will try to move the discussion along to save some time but Dr Karmali is so detailed and focused that you feel very good and knowledgeable after the visits.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She is a Dr that really cares about what is going on with you. Ask the questions you forget to ask. And, is always there for you.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She is fabulous.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

She takes the time to listen to her patients and respond to their needs. She is a very knowledgeable professional.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

So knowledgeable and listens. Asked me questions and took her time reassuring me. Made a phone call back to my local Dr., scheduled immediate blood work and biopsy. Trying to save me trips to Chicago(not town I am comfortable traveling in)

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April 25, 2023

5.0

She makes me feel comfortable, because she educates me step by step on whats going on.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

She is very professional and nice. I always get cleat explanation.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Great clinical and people skills!!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

As explained above, Dr Karmali has an excellent bedside manner and explains everything in detail. She makes sure you understand everything.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She is patient and kind. Never speaks down to me yet always takes extra time to answer all my questions.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

I am 5 years out now, Dr Karmali has been wonderful throughout the treatment. She also has educated me on care after cancer. We are so grateful and appreciative of her.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

So kind smart and thoughtful. She understands how stressful this can be and takes her time explaining everything that is going on.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She is a professional who has an excellent grasp of what her patients need to know.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

My doctor for 12 years follow her from Rush Hospital, Northwestern, 12 years ago, number one in my book

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali reassured me that I'm in good hands with her and the Staff at NM. The hard part was done as in being diagnosed and ready to start treatment. Dr. Karmali knew I was visible and emotionally distraught. Dr. Karmali went through step by step the processes and the reasons for these processes of treatment. When I first started treatment, I had some complications which were expected, and she prepared me for. She also gave me her personal phone number to let me know that if I needed anything that she is here for me and that I'm not alone.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

I trust her with my life.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali is a great doctor. She explains everything, she is kind and very diligent.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

She's caring

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Leading physician in her field. Takes all the time the patient needs to answer their questions without making the patient feel like they are being rushed out of the appointment. Knowledgeable about current treatments and what’s in development/new.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Takes time to Answers questions and explains New treatment well

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali has been my chosen oncologist even prior to her being at Northwestern. Her level of knowledge and care is phenomenal.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

She’s tuned into my case.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very attentive to my needs. She explains any questions I have concerning my treatment.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali cured me from cancer. She is great. Her personality is wonderful. She worked hard and always touch base in the hospital and outside the hospital to ensure that the treatments is moving in the right direction. She is a the best!

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March 10, 2023

5.0

Very thorough .. professional and kind!

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March 06, 2023

5.0

I feel that she’s very knowledgeable and explains things really well.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very caring and understanding. She explains everything thoroughly.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

She is so easy to talk to. She doesn’t rush and makes sure all my questions are answered.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor

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March 02, 2023

5.0

She assured me that she could fix my cancer. So far so good

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Listens and takes action to solve my issues

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February 25, 2023

5.0

Checks everything no stone unturned

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February 24, 2023

5.0

The consummate and caring professional

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Extremely thorough! Came for 2 nd opinion. Answered all my questions. Looked at my case from a much diff angle, wasn’t in a hurry to start treatment until everything was looked at. Very kind snd compassionate. Much more interested in getting me to feel better

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Considerate, patient, understanding. Truly shows keen interest in patients.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

caring superbly competent compassionate

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February 23, 2023

5.0

She has been doing an excellent job helping me to overcome my cancer.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

In addition to Dr Karmali’s medical expertise, she is outstanding with her communications to me as a patient providing information in terms that I can understand. Also she has a very caring manner yet candid manner.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Karmali took me as a patient IMMEDIATELY when learning my diagnosis and began testing immediately.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

I am like a broken record with her evaluation. I always say the she is, quite simply, the best, and this time is no exception. She IS the best.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Dedication professional experience sensitivity conservative availability respect

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February 13, 2023

5.0

She is The best

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February 09, 2023

5.0

She is very thoughtful and through

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Took as much time as needed. No rush she wanted to help me understand the details.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

She's very knowledgeable, explains everything well, takes as much time as it takes, and makes me feel comfortable.

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  • AstraZeneca
  • BeiGene
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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