Maha H. Hussain, MD

Maha H. Hussain, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Baghdad College of Medicine - 1980
Residency:
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University - 1986
Fellowships:
Wayne State University School of Medicine - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

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 

597 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain is great. She's very personable and knowledgeable. She takes the time to discuss the medical issues and future plans for treatment.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

She is caring and brilliant. I would not think about going to anybody else.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient care. Excellent explanation of treatments for me as her patient. Excellent follow up and explanation of test results. Excellent physician!

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August 17, 2023

5.0

we work as a team

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Knows her stuff and is empathetic.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Hussain is a leading expert in her field and is wonderful to work with.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Because Dr Hussain is the best in her area of expertise.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable about her profession and concerned about my situation.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain takes the time to discuss with you the treatment, the treatment pricess and why she believes it's the best way to proceed.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Superb expertise and care

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She is the best!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain patiently explained available options, answered all questions, advised as needed, and coordinated the support team very well.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Her professional, personal, collaborative practice

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable. A great listener.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Hussain listens well and gives clear explanations

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Would be higher if she wasn't always running behind schedule

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She seems to be a leader in the field I need

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Competent and very knowledgeable

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough gathering information from my medical past.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

She is the best in the industry

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She lead the treatment team that halted the spread of my cancer.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Explains everything….takes time

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Professional courteous service with my outcomes in mind, included me in decision makinh

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Maha is very helpful.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain addresses patient issues in ways that consistently demonstrate her knowledge, research and problem solving foundation, empathy for patients, and clear, common sense explanations.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Amazing Dr.. Caring and informative throughout your treatment and appointments.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Excellent physician that provided Excellent care to me as a patient. She sat down and explained her treatment plan and every treatment she administered to me. I Will recommend NM Oncology to everyone I know.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Her patient interests, research and experiential-driven foundation of knowledge, common sense explanations and humanistic approach make an unwanted experience quite tolerable.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, conservative and great communicator

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Always takes time to listen

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June 06, 2023

5.0

One of best MD I have seen at NWM MC . Has often surprised me with , examining me Outside my Cancer DX - during BCG she did a pelvic exam to make sure my Herpes infection had cleared . In Feb , I c/o of having trouble keeping my wt down . Unbeknownst to me she ran blood work for Thyroid , which showed I was low .

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Medical Doctor, professor, real person who follows the data and the current learning in the area of her practice

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Prescription of effective medicine and thoughtful care

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain is a leader in her field and her active listening skills improve each time I see her in a clinical setting.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Spends all the time I need to answer questions, makes sure I understand everything, very caring, so glad she accepted me as her patient!

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Repeating Excellent patient care. Extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate her knowledge to me as a patient. Excellent example of the excellence in treatment of a patient. And thereby Excellent example of Northwestern Medicine's excellence in treatment of a patient.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr. Hussain implicitly.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain is fantastic. She is very personable. From what I can tell she has a deep knowledge of her chosen career. She has no problem having a conversation with you regarding your current care, future care and expected outcome of the care.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Nice to meet with oncologist

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and works well with her team.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful and communicative.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Delightful. Knowledgeable ns generous

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Superb in every area of her practice.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain cares… we feel it. She has a wonderful “bedside” manner

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She is very good and shows she cares.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Very comprehensive in her thinking and analysis.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Listens to me carefully and answers all my questions clearly. I am doing better under her care

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Explains all aspects of my care

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April 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Hussain was very thorough and asked many questions to really understand my situation. She was very knowledgeable about my kind of cancer.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Competency

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March 21, 2023

5.0

knowledgeable

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable people, strong team work and excellent communication

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March 21, 2023

5.0

see above but add compassion and sincere care to all that

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Takes the time to get to know me and life goals.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Same as above and she’s very attentive and friendly.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

The excellent team reflects the boss. Professor Hussain is the boss.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

She is smart

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She stands out among her peers as both a top-notch researcher and clinician. Her approach is highly collaborative with her patients, and she has assembled an excellent medical team and staff to serve them.

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February 19, 2023

5.0

competency

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February 14, 2023

5.0

She is a brilliant doctor and can give good and helpful ideas and willing to work with other doctors

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February 12, 2023

5.0

Knowledge of the disease and straight forward opinion

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February 07, 2023

5.0

She is a brilliant doctor and a lady.

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Very clear, informative, and thoughtful.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

I think she is extremely knowledgeable with what she does

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hussain is very personable. She is definitely extremely knowledgeable. She has kept me alive for over 4 years since being diagnosed with cancer. And I feel great.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

VERY efficient & empathetic

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Extremely likely

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Thoroughness and thoughtfulness

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January 03, 2023

5.0

She’s knowledgeable, is consultative advises appropriately.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Good support staff

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December 15, 2022

5.0

Good and caring and helpful

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December 12, 2022

5.0

The whole team is there for me.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

Upfront and deal with the patients As a family member

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December 01, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to She listens and reacts to my concerns

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December 01, 2022

5.0

She answered my million question.

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December 01, 2022

5.0

Caring, answering all your question, explaining your case , listening carefully to you want to know beside her excellent knowledge

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December 01, 2022

5.0

One of best doctors ever. Great bedside manner, devoted team supporting her which is sign of outstanding leaders.

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, answers questions in understandable terms.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Or knowledge and experience is extremely evident in the way that she cares for my house she saved my life

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November 19, 2022

5.0

Competency

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November 17, 2022

4.0

Competent, decisive and knowledgeable

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Kind. Caring. Expert.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and good at explaining options.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hussain shows extreme care.

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November 08, 2022

5.0

Caring, attentive, professional

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November 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hussain is professional, extremely caring, competent and has superb patient-doctor communications skills

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November 08, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable

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November 03, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and helpful with explaining the possible treatment options available.

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October 27, 2022

5.0

She is thorough, experienced and very professional.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • ASCO Malysian Oncology Society
  • Astellas Pharma, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Israeli Oncology Society
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Medscape (from WebMD, LLC)
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • MLI Peer View
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Precisca
  • ReachMD (XM Radio)
  • Research To Practice (RTP)
  • Tempus Health, Inc.

External Professional Relationships

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