Kara Goldman, MD

Kara Goldman, MD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 2008
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2012
Fellowships:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

214 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Goldman was so kind and sensitive and open to talk about my questions about fertility

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Goldman is so positive and patient and loving. She takes time to listen to us and explain everything. We love her!

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She’s amazing at her job. Empathetic every time I talk with her and very knowledgeable doctor I trust

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Kind, understanding, knows what she is doing

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February 20, 2022

5.0

She was very nice and personable and wanted to make sure she got to know the person before she asked the medical questions.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Really listened, empathetic

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Great listener, provided good explanation and advice.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very caring, listened gave all my options.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

First encounter with her but she was knowledgeable and kind.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Lovely!! And personal and very thoroughly in her approach.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman was extremely thorough and provided me with both educational and emotional support. She has wonderful bedside manner and was understanding. She was willing to answer all my questions and provide information I needed. I look forward to continually working with her

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November 18, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and answers all my questions. Very patient and gets to the root of the problem.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Always wonderful, communicative and explains all options.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Explains things clearly. Takes steps to help when things get gummed up. Understands and explains all the contingencies of this process for my personal situation. Feels like she cares about me as a patient.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She was thorough, caring, and intelligent.

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldman had read through our file ahead of time and came prepped with a data based approach for next steps. She has a reassuring manner, explained everything to us, and answered all our questions.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Personable and knowledgeable

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman was excellent - informative, sensitive, and all around very kind.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Kara Goldman is superb in every way!

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July 29, 2021

5.0

She listened to all my questions, explained everything I asked, and considered my personal situation, not just ivf in general.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Appreciated the time and care I felt when we talked.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Even if things don’t make sense or fit into the standard diagnostic box, she wants to figure it out anyway. That is very rare across any specialty

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledge and compassionate care

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman and Kristen are two of the most supportive women in medicine I’ve ever met. They care about what they do and the patients they’re taking care of with such detail and make sure you never have any questions unanswered

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Kara seems great, she’s very personable

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman was friendly and listened to what we had to say. I get she took her time with us and explained things well. Every person I have spoken to so far has been polite, professional and kind.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Super nice and professional with a human touch!

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldman has an excellent bedside manners. She made us feel comfortable discussing multiple options for future, even though our first two attempts were unsuccessful. A great physician that we will stay with despite many other clinics out there.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman is extremely kind. She listens to what your concerns are and works through them with you. Her bedside manner is amazing and she is one of the best doctors I’ve had.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She was emphatic, relatable, thorough, and kind.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Attentive, kind, knowledgeable and communicates well. So happy to have found Dr Goldman.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

I have had 4 consults and Dr. Goldman is the only one who listened to me instead of writing me off as crazy. She is a diamond in the rough and you need to hold on as tight as you can.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Only had 1 appt with her but so far I like that she was able to provide me with stats for people my age

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She took the time to explain everything carefully and was easy to understand! Made me feel like I made a comfortable choice for me.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

She is very empathetic and great at giving clear information.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

She is very personable and caring.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Kind, compassionate, knowledgeable

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Professional, informed, friendly

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March 30, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Goldman and her team (especially Nurse Kaitlin) and value the medical care they provide. All in all, I’ve had a very positive experience with Dr. Goldman and would highly recommend her to anyone.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She is the absolute best.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldman has been a very kind and sensitive guide through this delicate and very personal process. She is direct and realistic when talking about the medical information which is overall a good thing. She answers questions patiently and discusses what she thinks is the best plan, why she's adjusting certain medications, etc. She takes time to know your personal story and I am very happy to have her expertise and warmth guiding this process for me.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

She is an amazing person that cares for you as a person as well as your health needs

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March 11, 2021

5.0

She really makes me feel like she cares, always has a personalized plan in place and makes sure I am comfortable with all our steps. I do not just feel like a number to her even though she has many patients.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

She is great with fielding our many questions and very patient throughout the process. Also we appreciate the clear clinical information and help with planning next steps

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February 24, 2021

5.0

She has provided a great deal of support

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldman is super kind and compassionate. I really enjoy seeing her

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February 10, 2021

5.0

She was very kind and talked us through the entire process at my daughter’s level

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Very kind, professional, considerate, helpful

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January 26, 2021

5.0

I got pregnant against some tough odds and that of course was the goal. Dr. Goldman was very sweet and informative throughout the process.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

These ladies are so wonderful, friendly, have great communication skills and have gone above and beyond to help me though my recent trial.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

She is so nice, encouraging and gives her full attention to your matter. Even during telehealth, it’s like she is right there in the room with you. She develops a plan specifically for you.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Goldman was exceptionally nice and comforting.

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Very professional and extremely caring. Makes patients feel very comfortable.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

Dr.Goldman was thorough and seemed very interested in helping me find the route of my problem.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

Very easy to talk to and made us feel at ease regarding a very stressful and emotional topic.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman is great! She is very thorough and compassionate. She has been an amazing doctor through our fertility journey!

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November 19, 2020

5.0

She was really nice to us, explained really well.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She's a gem of a human. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and treated my child with respect throughout an unprecedented experience.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Goldman and her team are amazing. We felt cared for and my child felt affirmed for who he is.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

We loved talking with Kara Goldman. She was extremely friendly and supportive. We felt very comfortable with her and we're excited to start ivf with her as our doctor!

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November 05, 2020

5.0

She care about her patient

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Northwestern is the best hospital in Chicago IL

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October 19, 2020

5.0

I've submitted a survey several times. Each time, I sing Dr. Goldman's praises. She is everything you would ever want"need in a physician. We think the world of Dr. Goldman. Kind, intelligent, empathetic, well-spoken, friendly, talented, etc.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She is easy to talk to and does not made you fell stupid or lost with all the questions I had. She made me feel special and that she genuinely cares.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

The entire staff is so so nice. Nurses and doctors respond back very quickly and explain all situations clearly. Plus I had my first ultrasound of my baby today and saw a very fast and very tiny heartbeat. It is my first child and there are no words to explain that joy. Northwertern made this possible for me and my husband.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner. Took her time to answer all my questions.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Friendliness and ease of scheduling

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She takes her time to listen and explain everything in detail

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Very thorough in information and answers to questions

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman was extremely friendly, honest and thorough. I was anxious and didn't know what to expect leading up to our call, but she immediately made me feel comfortable.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

The patient portal is extremely intuitive and convenient to access appointment info, fill out forms or ask questions. Also, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful when getting me set up as a new patient and scheduling appointments.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Doctor was awesome, started the xall on time, explained everything very clearly, was friendly and approachable.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Very thorough in her explanations and took her time to listen to us.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman came off as capable yet personable. She took time to explain the fertility testing and egg freezing process to me, and to listen to my goals and situation. I have many friends considering egg freezing, and have already recommended her to one.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Kind, patient, and professional

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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August 27, 2020

5.0

She broached difficult issues (namely, my age) with kindness and compassion. Also, the waiting room seemed very busy, but our appointment was not rushed. She provided ample time to explain things and answer questions.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman is fantastic. She cares about her patients. Is knowledge, caring, and confident. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Goldman. I have already referred friends to her.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

She was so sweet and friendly. Made us feel comfortable

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman was very nice, smart, and professional.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

She is amazing. Kind, caring, intelligent, knowledge, responsive. She is everything anyone could ever want in a physician. NM should hold onto Dr. Goldman.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman is the best physician we've ever seen. We cannot say enough great things about her.

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July 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Goldman has been so supportive as a doctor. She always answers all my questions in a thoughtful way, has a great repoire with me as a patient, and is very knowledgeable about fertility and related issues. I will recommend her every opportunity I get!

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman has been great to work with. She diagnosed and managed an emergency situation with ease. She answered all my questions and made me comfortable during a challenging situation.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Really easy to talk to and gives information clearly.

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Goldman exemplifies compassion and empathy for her patients that goes beyond her role as just a physician. Her thorough explanations including diagrams and pictures were extremely helpful in understanding each step of the IVF process which as healthcare professionals ourselves is a completely different beast to comprehend. Her optimism, dedication, and compassion secured our trust in her which is so important during this emotional and stressful rollercoaster ride. We are so grateful to have had Dr. Goldman as our IVF provider.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

Professionalism, knowledge, kindness. She is amazing and we love her!

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June 09, 2020

5.0

We love Dr. Goldman. She is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. She always makes us feel comfortable. We cannot say enough good things about her!

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June 03, 2020

5.0

The team at NW fertility are the best I have ever come across. All are so nice, helpful, understanding and their best for their patients

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