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
Physician 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 

321 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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‚Äúpersonal? 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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February 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Doctor Mahalingham is wonderful and takes his time to explain my situation. He presents my medical situation in a positive manner while not promising. He is personable.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He explains to you what the rt procedure is best for you and he is there for you very satified

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January 28, 2021

5.0

He has a positive attitude and explains situations clearly . He dedicates time for to answer your questions to his fullest knowledge. He was concerned about my high blood pressure and to call me internal medicine Dr so they can adjust my blood pressure medication.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He knows his job and he is very patient to explain every question you ask him very well.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

He first made me comfortable He knows the subject and the treatment he gave me turned out just as he had explained

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Very informative, Doctor explained everything and detail that was understanding.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

I have complete confidence in his medical care and he explains the treatment plan very well. His nurse Desmond is excellent to work with as he is a responsive communicator.

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January 19, 2021

4.0

Courteous, patient, explained details of my situation clearly and answered my questions.

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January 18, 2021

4.0

I thought he did a good job with my treatment.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Hes a fantastic doctor. Hes professional and very informative. Im grateful to this hospital and staff.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

He is professional and caring!

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January 07, 2021

5.0

He always has time for any questions or concerns. Easy to talk to and very understanding.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Intelligence and compassion

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, explaining treatments in a manner that as a patient l can understand.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

He is very informative about the Therapy and gives you confidence that he will give you the best treatment needed. It has been quite a journey for me. I am very glad to be at Northwestern . My daughter had both children here . He is on time as well.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Mahalingam is a kind, caring, and smart physician. He takes time to answer questions and puts you at ease. His staff is efficient and also kind.

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Regular doctors visit

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December 05, 2020

5.0

I bet that I am not his only patient but he treats me like I am. I feel he is on top of my health case.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

So far, all questions are being answered

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November 29, 2020

5.0

He is knowledgeable and a good communicator.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Great staff and facility

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I have most confidence and trust in my treatment with Dr. Mahalingam. He is an expert in the field of cancer treatment for my particular situation.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Excellent service.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Empathetic

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Mahalingam has a great bedside manner

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November 10, 2020

5.0

He does his best to help you out on your condition.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

He recognized I needed help ASAP!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Reliability

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr Mahalingam is very professional, he explains everything about the treatment and what to expect.He also takes the time to chat and reassure you if you have concerns.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

The staff are very professional yet also very caring.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Discussed everything with full detail and explained every step with my best health in mind.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Saved my life with chemotherapy and doctors and nurses at Northwestern guided me through the hardest time in my life. The best medical care ever and I never trusted doctors till the northwestern experience

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Presented and explained my options. Answered all questions. Made me feel like he was concerned. Kii

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Personable, caring, thorough

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Great care, exceptional follow up, knowledgeable professionals

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Smart

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November 05, 2020

5.0

The best

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October 30, 2020

5.0

The team wants to know how I am feeling, and how I am dealing with the side effects, which I really appreciate. While I know charting out a long-term plan is difficult, they also lay out the options for me.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

His willingness to discuss options

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Today, the wait times were horrendous. I waited an hour and a half for my infusion

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Good smart

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Nice guy smart

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Very pleasant knowledgable

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October 21, 2020

5.0

The doctor answered all of my questions and explained everything well.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

The doctors were very personable and thorough. They explained everything very well.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. M seemed very thorough and experienced. He gave me a good sense of confidence in the approach to take in my treatment.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

NW is rated #1 in the Chicago area. Our insurance list it as a cancer center of excellence.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

For the most part he is fine and his explanations are good but no one is perfect.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

The pump does not accurately reflect the amount of time it will take to run out of the infusion. They seem to feel that guessing is good enough.

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