Denise A. Monahan, MD

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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer In Families
  • Breast Cancer in Men
  • Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women
  • Breast Cancer in Young Women
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy
  • High Risk Breast Disease and Risk Assessment

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - 2007
Residency:
Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System - 2012
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1005 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Realistic and compassionate. Great combination!

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August 29, 2023

5.0

she is very professional / direct / honest straight to the point

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan is fantastic - personable, positive, friendly, knowledgeable - made a scary experience better

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August 24, 2023

5.0

She listens and takes her time in our appointments. I never feel rushed

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August 24, 2023

5.0

She is such a caring and devoted physician. Takes time with me and very knowledgeable doctor.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Exceptional in every way!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Denise Monahan’is very nice and professional, with great knowledge and skills. Denise Monahan give me the best attention and show me empathy and compassion for my problems I’m so grateful !

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan was very efficient n pleasant

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She is very bright, skilled, confident and competent in her work. She cares about her patients and helps ease concerns by providing thorough descriptions/explanations with written/visual aids and by taking the time to answering patient questions. Highly recommend!

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August 14, 2023

5.0

She is a very good doctor and surgeon. She also takes the time to talk to you.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan is very knowledgeable and personable. She explains everything so welll, answers all questions, does not make you feel rushed and is very caring. I am very comfortable with her.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan reassured me of the procedure and All was good on my results

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan has a great bedside manner. She is professional yet caring and treats me with compassion. I feel at ease around her which is a nice feeling when you’re so scared and triggered being in a cancer center.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan was fabulous. She stepped in another doctor because of a schedule mix up and was wonderful. She was able to rearrange her schedule and made sure to be meet with me before the surgery.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and knowledgeable. She explained my options and gave her recommendations. And was onboard with my decision.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor. Conduct the research very professional. Explain exacly What is happening. Answer every question very thorpughly.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Good surgeon, efficient and kind.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan is very friendly and answers all my questions.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

She is so professional and knowledgeable. I wish every doctor was like her.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Great md! Compassionate, knowledgeable!!! She’s got it all! The best!!

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Terrific personality and excellent doctor

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Clear, concise, answers questions., listens to what you have to day. Good rep as surgeon.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

I like that Dr. Monahan takes the time to address my concerns and questions and provides answers to my questions.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan did an amazing job of making my daughter feel comfortable and cared for.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Give you just the right amount of info at the right time. Friendly doctor.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She explained everything in layman's terms which I appreciated. She answered any questions we had.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Thorough

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan is kind, smart and cares for her patients.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and thorough

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan is thorough, caring and performed a stellar surgery.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

She is very personable and reassuring

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Very attentive and seems down to earth/friendly. She also explains things so it's easy to understand.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Makes sure you’re very comfortable

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Exvellent knowledge, skills and very thurough explaination regarding all aspects of care.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan’s calm demeanor, extensive knowledge, and ability to speak in a way that’s easy to understand were extremely helpful in this current situation

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Great personality very knowledgeable and professional very kind

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June 13, 2023

5.0

She is very personable and kind in sharing information and answering questions. I feel she listens to me and I am being well cared for.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Doctor was kind and answered all of my questions.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

She is a very good surgeon. Lots of experience..

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Great reputation, knowledgeable, personable!

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I appreciated her direct and caring way of speaking. She exudes confidence and shares her knowledge with the patient.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Explains everything in detail. Takes her time and is very kind.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

She explained everything patiently

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Very experienced and skilled surgeon. Puts her patients at ease. Very patient and attentive to my concerns.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Attention to detail when explaining care plan. Highly responsive to inquiries.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk with. Very detailed and wasn’t in a rush. I like her!

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May 31, 2023

5.0

She is caring, compassionate and well informed.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, good listener.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

She is kind and caring but provided all information in a logical and instructive manner putting together a reasonable plan of care to get started.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan helped me to feel at ease in a scary situation. She was easy to talk to and really listened to my concerns. She even pulled up my scans so that I could see what she was talking about. I am grateful to receive care from such an excellent physician. Thank you

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Caring and honest

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May 29, 2023

5.0

She is smart, talented, kind, and caring

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May 29, 2023

5.0

She is such a good listener and understands my questions and concerns. She explains everything in great detail that I am never unsure.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

She is a good surgeon and a great communicator.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Great communication and before/during/after care.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Super friendly, easy to talk to, easy to get mammogram when needed, great surgeon.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan was amazing. From the moment she walked into the room I felt a sense of ease and care. I was feeling very emotional and she helped to lift my spirits and provided a safe environment.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

She listens to my concerns and she answers them too, and reassures me what is bothering me

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She is brilliant at her job.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Monahan took her time with us and made sure we were comfortable and informed.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Professionalism. warmth and attention

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May 12, 2023

4.0

Won't have a better idea until after surgery. But she answered all questions and explained all procedures, results and tests patiently and very clearly.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Professional, empathetic, confident, and a superb surgeon.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She was professional, friendly and listened to me.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

So nice, reassuring and a good listener. Always makes me feel heard and well cared for.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

great communicator and surgeon

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Empathetic, experienced, phenomenal surgeon.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She has a great reputation, and my interactions with her followed what I had heard. I felt I was in good hands.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

Great skilled doctor.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Excellent knowledge, skill, patient comfort at their best

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Smart, friendly and caring.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Expert in the area of concern. Efficient in her approach, but also strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Understanding, explains everything. Answers questions without hesitation.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Friendly thoughtful and professional

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April 24, 2023

5.0

I felt confident under her care. The team worked smoothly together.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

She has a great bedside manner, is highly skilled and responsive.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Explained procedure in depth.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

I really like her

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Monahan always answers any concerns I may have. I am always very comfortable speaking with her.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Very caring, thoughtful and knowledgeable.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Great care and lovely personality.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

She makes me so comfortable and at ease. Explain everything so that I could understand. Answers all my questions.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

An awesome Doctor who describes every thing very briefly and satisfies the patient.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She is skilled, experienced and has a great bedside manner.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Kind, smart

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April 07, 2023

5.0

She was very attentive and explained everything well

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Disclosures

Denise A. Monahan, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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