Maha H. Hussain, MD

Maha H. Hussain, MD

4.9 
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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 

488 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Son muy profesionales

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She cares about the patient.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Ahe is the best

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Very kind explains everything includes me in my care

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Best in field.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Personality! Very precise in cate!

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Direct, candid , really knows her stuff.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She is a great doctor and knows how to help me

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March 17, 2022

5.0

She has kept my Stage 4 cancer in remission for past 7 years. She has great knowledge and compassion.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough , understands the fears and anxieties of cancer patients . Tells you exactly what the course of treatment is .

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She cares about me as a person, not just a patient

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Her personality and bedside manner.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very clear with plan of action.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

A very personable and caring individual; very busy but does give the sense of being rushed. Excellent staff and residents (e.g. Dr. Sara Fenton).

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful. She really cares about my well-being.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She provides state-of-the-art clinical treatment and professional, collaborative, patient care. She is among the most warm and caring doctors you would want to treat you

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Competent and makes sure I am involved in decision making.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Straight forward information

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, professional, and caring!!

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hussain and her team -- particularly Brenda -- are excellent communicators, always giving me their undivided attention in email exchanges and visits.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

She seems to be very competent and thorough.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

I really like the fact sh is on top of the latest research data and treatment options

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Clearly explained everything.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

very knowledgeable and very interested in my health and well-being

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Competency

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January 27, 2022

5.0

The doctor is highly experienced in her specialty of oncology, and she explains what she recommends and why she recommends it very well. She answers all the questions that one may have. It appears that she is very much data driven, which I appreciate.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very professional, took the time to answer and explain all questions, very helpful

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She is Very knowledge, thorough, innovative and has great compassion.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

she has shown great compassion to her patients

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January 22, 2022

5.0

her care and concern

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable about her field.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She cares and she has a lot of knowledge

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Husain is a phenomenal doctor and really cares about her patients

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and expertise

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hussain and her staff are always accessible for questions. They also take time to answer the questions and are responsive in a timely manner.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and competent

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, listens well and understands your concerns

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hussain is careful and highly experienced. she also came with a high recommendation from Dr. Leo Gordon.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and takes a keen interest in other people.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She has a great bedside manner. Communicates clearly.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant , encouraging + informative . Directs me to other resources .

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Professional. State of art cancer care

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December 23, 2021

5.0

very focused on outcomes

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She is a brilliant doctor and is up to date on all new drugs, treatment and research

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Straight forward. Easy to talk to.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Though I am new, I felt she knew. me, my prostate problems. She was also affable and charming.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussain is an expert in prostate cancer research. It is this level of expertise that attracted me to NM more than a decade ago. On my most recent clinical visit Dr. Hussain exhibited an interest and regard for me as a patient that gives me confidence I will continue to receive the personal and technical care I have been fortunate to experience at NM.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussain takes time to completely assess your condition and give the patient time to ask questions.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

She cares, explain , give time to answer question, feel you deal with professional Doctor

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November 22, 2021

4.0

very thoughtful

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November 20, 2021

5.0

excellent efficient effective service and care

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November 20, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent team leader. I look forward to meeting with her every time.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Engages patient in therapy approach consideration. Good bed side manner.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Hussain is on the cutting edge of latest and ongoing best treatment plans. She sincerely care for my and my health. It is such a comprehensive caring environment that she creates

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very caring

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November 15, 2021

5.0

I trust her opinion and feel as though she has my best interest in mind.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and attentive

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Hussain is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and communicates very well..

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November 09, 2021

5.0

I am a new patient to Dr Hussain. She was intimately knowledgeable about my condition and previous care and was very proactive to explain the choices i had for my future treatment. I feel very comfortable that I am getting extremely good care and attention.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Wonderful communicator. Clear. Real. Practical. Patient. A good listener. Seems very on top of latest research. Very impressive.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

She was up to date on my history, very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Never rushed.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Competence and caring

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October 11, 2021

2.0

Dr. Hussain is obviously very knowledable in regards to prostate cancer but lacks the empathy that I am seeking. I prefer someone who listens and tries to understand my circumstances. My diet was critisized and yet my bloodwork is excellent and my weight ideal. Adding more protein via chicken and cheese was insulting to my way of life! Instead of encouraging my healthy lifestyle, I was given bad information.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She is compassionate and has empathy.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Her communication is excellent. She listens to my questions and talks with me and not to me.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Everyone was great

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October 07, 2021

5.0

A competent doctor

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussain is incredibly attentive but maintains a relaxed, empathetic interaction

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent caring Doctor

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September 25, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff and has a wonderful caring staff.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Haha and Brenda make a great team.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Knows her stuff

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September 21, 2021

5.0

She is the best doctor to whom I have been referred, and the most honest and sincere.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Maha is one of the best doctors for my cancer… in the world! And… she’s very approachable and easy to talk with.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Added consultation with other doctors regarding my concerns for the possible treatment of my condition.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussain takes time to talk with me about my care and touch on my personal life.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Hussain is the best

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She listens is compassionate caring and explains things clearly. She is very pleasant and enjoyable and I would highly recommend her

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and her answers are clear and detailed

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September 09, 2021

5.0

She explains and answers my questions very well.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Subject matter expertise, professionalism

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September 07, 2021

5.0

She's thorough, knowledgeable, professional and very human.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She is very warm and professional, courteous, has a collaborative doctor-patient relationship style, and offers state of the art clinically researched treatment

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Strong reputation for excellence and innovation throughout the prostate cancer community.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and knowledgeable

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August 23, 2021

5.0

The competence, thoroughness, caring--"positive bed side manner" of Dr. Hussain and her staff.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussain took extensive time to assess my concerns

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Hussain is a truly compassionate and caring physician. She is also very intelligent and thoughtful with her approach on how to treat our father in his battle with cancer.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

She is caring and very knowledgeable.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Vigilant about my health, clear in explaining choices.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Feel my care is excellent

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hussein had reviewed history and had several recommendations. Felt very confident that she had our interests at heart.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very informative

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Expertise, professionalism, team approach

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Quality of care and concern of general patient well being

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Again, excellent communications. We are starting on a complicated treatment plan that will take our concerns and wishes into consideration. She brings a great deal of experience into developing the best plan for us.

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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)
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  • Pfizer, Inc.
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