Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD

Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, National University of Ireland Galway - 2000
Fellowships:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • Malay

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

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

4.9
4.9 

374 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He was very informative at and wrote everything out very professionally and personal doctor

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Personable, explained things well

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Because you are dealing with Professionals that know their skills and don't mind sharing with the patients!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Mahalingam is the best doctor.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingham graduated university with not only a M.D., but a Ph.D. as well. His studies in Ireland were completed in programs which offer seats only to the brightest. He remembers my issues and addresses them as needed. Dr. M. often brings up points that I have forgotten from the past. All answers are explained, so I can understand.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

The quality of care!

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam were very well prepared and gave us excellent recommendations for the next steps to treat my possible tumor recurrence.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Friendly. Knowledgable.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Straight forward, honest. Caring.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Spent lots of time with us very good with explanation of options

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingham has been treating my sister for four years with her cancer. Our experience with his treatment and care has been the best options for my sister. His set of skills have been impeccable and always treating my sister with the utmost respect and quality of care.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough and answers your questions to its fullest. Also let’s you know what to expect with procedures beforehand.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He keeps up with the latest technology. He is very organized and helps people understand some of the most complicated things about their bodies. He is also very personable and easy to get along with.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Answers all my questions. expert oncologist

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June 01, 2023

4.0

Normally we’re satisfied Today was a long wait because of being behind on the schedule

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Explains progress in simple clear language.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

He's personable, very smart.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Friendly and informative

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Good doctor Good explaner

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May 13, 2023

5.0

He is caring and takes the time to listen to cares and concerns.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, took his time with me and explained everything in language that I could understand

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam took his time with my wife and I to explain in details of which we could understand of my condition and that the care of my current treatment is exactly the same approach that he would have taken. Dr. Mahalingam's associate, [ ] was very thoughtful and thorough with his questions and concerns prior to the visit with Dr. Mahalingam.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

A great guy willing to listen to your concerns and address each in a clear and understanding way

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He has knowledge of clinical trials. Excellent reputation. Knowledge of my diagnosis.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Mahalingam is a wonderful doctor. He explains thoroughly, he’s kind and follows through

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent care!

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April 22, 2023

5.0

The doctor was well prepared for my visit I’m a complicated case and he didn’t have to look at a paper everything was all in his head

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April 21, 2023

5.0

I had great results

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, very courteous and compassionate

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He takes the time to discuss your case while listen and answering and of my questions and concerns.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Good explanation

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Explains everything and makes you feel at ease!

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is very competent in his knowledge base, extremely patient and discusses care very well. He is an excellent physician.

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March 11, 2023

5.0

He is very detailed in letting you know how you are doing and making you feel strong that you can give up and finding solutions to make you feel better even though some cancers are out of his control and it comes back.

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March 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingham followed the patient's wishes for aggressive treatment.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He took the time to explain my medical problems and needs. Answer all related questions and I feel very confident in his care.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Makes sure all questions are answered and is very clear on treatment plan

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February 23, 2023

5.0

His knowledge of rare/difficult cancers & associated clinical trials combined with his willingness to personalize his patients’ care.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent, friendly, I take time to explain, patience, I listen to us, I am very confident in your professionalism.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He listens, cares, doesn't rush you at consults. A gifted man.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

takes time during appt and does not rush. explains things clearly. answers all questions. I appreciate his expertise.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

His professionalism, interest in his patients, his way of explaining things clearly and accurately

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February 18, 2023

5.0

The doctor is an extremely wonderful physician. He is thorough, friendly, an extremely skillful.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Mahalingam listens and remembers not only your medical history, but your family history as well. He is a genius. There is no condition that he cannot explain and best of all treat. He uses medicine in combination with constant observation through testing and patient visits.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

He goes into great detail concerning test and makes sure that he lets you know if any changes and gets my consent.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

He is concerned and works well with his team of professional staff.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Very personable speaks in layman terms so you can understand the whole picture

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is extremely kind, knowledgeable and passionate. He explained everything in a detailed manner and then summarized the treatment plan very well. He responded to all my concerns and I felt at ease. I

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He is a excellent oncologist who cares about your health as well as treating your health for your quality of life. He give good advice and he no his job well. A very excellent oncologist.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He is clear through and professional . Explains everything very well without overwhelming you

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January 25, 2023

5.0

His nurses are always attentive to appointments and the doctor too

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January 22, 2023

5.0

Tells it like it is with great attention to the patient. Honest and open

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January 21, 2023

5.0

We only spent an hour with him so I don't feel we could offer a perfect score. We had a very positive experience, but limited.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

amazing ability to explain and takes the time to ensure you understand and feel heard

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Vgood doctor

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January 09, 2023

5.0

He is the best!! Very helpful with my questions and my concerns.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Very clear, empathetic and informative. Plenty of time to answer questions and to go into detail. A very reassuring and caring doctor.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

He explained things so we could understand and was very nice

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Personable, considerate, aware of treatment plans that could be used

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December 17, 2022

5.0

He s always prepared ahead of time , he explains the illness n treatment in simple and a clear language He s committed to his commission since he s ever there whenever I had an appointment

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Great medical care

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November 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is very thorough.

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November 19, 2022

5.0

It takes a while together to know him, but once you accomplish that, he is fine.

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November 17, 2022

5.0

I was impressed he knew my full history without any notes in front of him. He was so knowledgable and patient. Took his time. I didn't feel rushed.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Because I think he has the knowledge for my health condition and is very kind when answering questions.

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November 13, 2022

5.0

Great doctor made us feel very comfortable and explained everything to us in detail. Very nice and would definitely recommend him.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and communicates in a very easy to understand. Takes time and answer every question.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

I trust him.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

always willing to give information that is known. willing to discuss prognosis, and what is and is not known from existing studies.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

Explains very thorough the procedures and treatment needed. I feel comfortable asking him questions and he t takes time to answer them.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

He is professional and personable. He keeps up with test results.

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October 31, 2022

5.0

The Doctor was very helpful in suggesting alternate treatments if the current one was not working, whick it doesn't seem to be. We were grateful for his opinions also.

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Great care and detail Oriented. Well informed of my particular situation

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October 24, 2022

5.0

Competent

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October 24, 2022

5.0

Relaxed and came in with a plan of action that eased our concerns and addressed all the unknowns

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October 20, 2022

5.0

His support and follow up of my cancer has been superb.

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October 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent service.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

He is somewhat hard to get to know, but I think that I am slowly getting to understand his personality.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

A1 service

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October 06, 2022

5.0

Always on top of my care and patient with me.

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October 06, 2022

5.0

He’s very thorough and professional

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September 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is friendly, kind, very generous with his time, understanding, and extremely skillful. He is a superb doctor! He never rushes me in the appointment, he always takes time to answer all of my questions!

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Mahalingam answered my questions before I even made them and was very specific about how to approach my cancer.

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Caring and took his time to go over results.

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September 23, 2022

5.0

He always takes time to answer my questions, explains the status of my situation clearly, and doesn't rush through the appointment.

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September 16, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and compassionate care for patience. He is confident which increases confidence. He takes time to explain things clearly.

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September 15, 2022

5.0

He is very nice and caring. Always a pleasure to talk to or see in person.

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September 13, 2022

5.0

see above. He reflects on questions and provides thoughtful responses. I feel heard. I trust his clinical decision-making because of this.

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