Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD

Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD

4.9 
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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

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is very thorough and explains things very well.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

The doctor is very knowledgeable and very skillful. The doctor is always willing to answer any of my questions.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He’s very informative and explained everything so I could understand it

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Answered my concerns with great reasoning. Made me feel comfortable and listened well. Very friendly and not pushing me to do something I wasn’t comfortable with.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Fabulous open real and supportive

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He gave me an update on my test results & explained my treatment plan going forward. Took time to thoroughly answer all my questions and did not rush through our meeting.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He always explains everything and is very patient.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

I have recommended Dr Mahalingam this past week to a friend of the family. Dr. Mahingham is very knowledgeable and caring towards his patients. Also the patients family in helping them understand the process and care for the patient.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is very informed and continually gives us a visual of what will be done

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent clinician. Find it hard to get to know him and could be more caring and reassuring

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Clear and precise description of my condition and explanation of proposed necessary follow up t

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Es profesional en su trato con el paciente muy buen doctor excelente

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Great care!

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent Dr. ! His explanations are very understandable and he always asks if we have questions!

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Great doctor! Kind and very knowledgeable!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Took his time to discuss my case and explained everything. Answered all of our questions…

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. M I very thorough and aware of my condition. He's focused on what needs to be done.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He knows his stuff and his staff is always there for you to answer questions after they consult with him.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He listens explains and cares.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He answered all questions and seemed honest yet supportive when giving information that was devastating

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January 27, 2022

5.0

I think he's a topnotch oncologist.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is a fantastic doctor and always is very professional and patient answering any questions I may have.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Nice, explaining was good. Knowledgeable.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam has always taken his time with me, explained things in ways that made sense, listens to my concerns, and lets me take an active role in decisions.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Takes time explain conditions and treatment plans clearly and assures patients understand.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

He explains things to me. He listens to me.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dry informative & very nice

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December 16, 2021

5.0

The fellow Dr Brandon and Dr Mahalingam were both very clear about the prognosis and next steps. Kind with empathy!

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Courteous , respectful and personable

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Just like everything about him. His demeanor, his attitude, bedside manner. Makes us feel important

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Su humildad humanidad lo caracterizan

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He did a very good job of explaining my condition.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He explains test results and treatment plan very well. He listens to my questions and concerns and does not rush with responses.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam, explains all treatment options to you. He listens to you and works hard everyday to offer you the best care possible. He is kind and provides care that gives you hope. He is positive, very supportive, but also honest about your disease. So glad he is my doctor!

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, experience

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November 15, 2021

5.0

My side affects are a bit unique and he took the initiative to figure out why and come up with a manageable plan.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and caring.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Very smart and caring.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam was so great at explaining everything in terms I understood and making me feel like we were making a group decision about my care.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Spends time to explain answers to questions and does not rush to leave.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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October 25, 2021

5.0

E xcelente humano trata al paciente con mucho respeto y explica las cosas claras

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He has been working with me to benefit my needs.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Give you complete understanding of what need to be done and how it is to be done.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and takes the time to answer all my questions. He allowed me to participate in decision-making, maybe more than even necessary. But I appreciate his transparency when there is no “right” or “better” choice. I believe he is compassionate and sympathizes with his patients although he does not show emotion.

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October 04, 2021

4.0

Mahalingam very professional.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Good and responsive

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September 23, 2021

5.0

He’s a very knowledgeable doctor, and always very professional.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Gran profesional con gran calidad humana

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Both Dr M and his Fellow were considerate of our needs and patient with our questions

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician. Kind, smart, empathetic and he’s a great listener. One of the best!

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff and his care and approach to medicine.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

I have great confidence in his treatment for me.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Took his time with us and explained things so we understood and answered all of our questions.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

He took his time and explained things to my daughter and I visually and verbally

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Un medico que se preocupa por el paciente le explica con exactitud y hace recomendaciones

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Smart and explains complex issues well

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He has been extremely attentive to my case and always is happy to explain and answer any questions I may have.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

He is very concerned about my health. I think of the Allstate insurance slogan, your in good hands with Dr. Mahalingham. I always feel like he is looking out for me.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Thorough explanations, answered questions, took his time

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He treats the whole person. He is patient and explains terms that are not clear to the patient.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Best doctor ever! He takes the time to know all about your case. He offers plans to help you decide on best treatment for you. He is smart and you know he cares what is best for you. He wants to know who you are and what you need. Excellent physician. I know I am getting the best care and treatment plan possible. I always leave my appointment after talking to him feeling positive and uplifted. Hes amazing!!

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Explains everything in detail.Listens to the patient

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable of my husband's case and suggested blood work and a ct scan since he had not had one since September, 2020.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable spent time to answer my questions and concerns

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Hectares very good .

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and reachable.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and practical

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor. He takes time to discuss and explain any questions I have. He is thorough and has a great bedside manner. I'm thankful I'm in his care!

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Based on intelligence/knowledge he gets a 10. He isnt an overly warm kind of Doc. I would like a bit more Å“personal? conversations.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Because very professional

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Hes very professional and caring. Answers all questions and is thorough in his answers

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam was very compassion and explain things about my condition in a clear and concise manner.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Extraordinario medico se preocupa por sus pacientes

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Explains in easy to understand language

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is very patient and give time to ask questions until you are satisfied.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mahalingham has a wonderful bedside manner, very kind and always available to answer any questions or concerns that I have.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor and care for his patients what is best way to treats .

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Very complete with answers and explanations.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He explained every step in the attempt to be cancer free.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam explains everything clearly and answers my questions. He also listens to my questions or concerns.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

He is a person who really knows and understands his patients

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Explain everything to me about the cancer that I have In May sure that I understood I wish he would have been my 1st choice coming to Northwestern hospital Wanderful doctor, And now I feel much better about my illness!!!

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Because he expected everything to me .

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March 27, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor! He is very skilled and caring & he takes his time with his patients. He is thorough with his explanations & he never rushes the patient. He is professional but also friendly! He is extremely knowledgeable about colon cancer. He follows up all concerns with thorough testing & second opinions if needed.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and treatment

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March 18, 2021

5.0

The Doctor is precise - knowledgeable and explained my treatment so thoroughly . He too listened carefully I

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable about my past history and knew everything about my case. I was very impressed.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He really takes his time and explains everything to you. I don't feel rushed when speaking with him.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Explains my treatment in patient friendly language. He had a caring demeanor.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions so far.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

He is a very friendly person and instills a sense of security. Very good at explaining your care.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He is friendly and explains everything to me clearly.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Hes a great doctor and he has been able to provide with the medical options that work for my particular medical problem. I like that he listens to my concerns and provides the information that I need to make informed decisions.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Very thorough.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Kind, and informative. Listens.

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February 12, 2021

4.0

Polite, explain very well

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very kind and patient, with the ability to explain everything in great detail

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