Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Sleep Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Wake Disorders
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular Sleep Wake Disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non 24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School - 1983
Professional Education:
PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School - 1980
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1987
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine (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

5.0
5.0 

74 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

29 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

29 Reviews

February 20, 2022

5.0

Excellent listener,intelligent

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and I learn something new every time I have a visit with her.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

She truly cares and is thorough

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Highly attentive. Thoughtful. Knowledgeable. Empathetic.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Brilliant doctor

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She is a very good physician and a wealth of knowledge.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She has demonstrated her knowledge and expertise with sleep issues.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Zee is extremely knowledgeable, yet caring.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and wealth of information Very friendly

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April 01, 2021

5.0

She is good for me

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Zee has extensive knowledge and professionalism. She builds rapport and listens to my concerns.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Great physician. Listens well, thoughtful, helpful, extremely competent.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Zee is knowledgeable and takes time to address concerns and issues.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 19, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, yet caring

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Has been a great guide for my health

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Great doctors and staff

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September 17, 2020

5.0

She is caring, compassionate and highly qualified.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Quality of MY doctors

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zee is wonderful

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zee is a phenomenal neurologist. She is compassionate, well educated and accessible. She is a true expert in her field.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

I feel extremely confident in her recommendations and care. She will explain the whys behind the science in an understandable and relatable way.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

I feel like I have an expert in the field and I receive the right amount of care and attention.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

She is the best she really cares about your health and well being

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July 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zee is friendly and understands my issues. I am very pleased to be her patient..I think she is a leader in the field where I need medical assistance.

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July 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Zee and her team are extremely efficient and thorough but also caring.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zee has taken excellent care of me and my husband for over 30 years. She listens carefully and solves our problems. She is the best.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zee has taken excellent care of me and my husband for over 39 years. She is the best Dr.

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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

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Cardiometabolic Health Congress
  • Chinese Sleep Medicine Conference
  • Circadian Therapeutics
  • CVS Caremark
  • Efficient LLC
  • Eisai, Inc.
  • Harmony Biosciences, LLC
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • HealthLogiX, LLC
  • Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Interactive Forums, Inc.
  • Itamar Medical
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Med Learning Group, LLC
  • Medical Exchange International, Inc.
  • MedLink Corporation
  • Medscape (from WebMD, LLC)
  • MJH Healthcare Holdings, LLC
  • Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute
  • Prova Education, Inc.
  • Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD) Conference
  • Sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC
  • Springer Healthcare LLC
  • StoneHouse Meetings & Events, LLC
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (Wolters Kluwer NV)

Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • Sleep Research Society
  • World Sleep Society

External Professional Relationships

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