Mary F. Mulcahy, MD
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Practice Focus Areas
- Anal Cancer
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Tumor
- Pancreas Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Small Bowel Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Medical Education:
MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine - 1993
Boston University Medical Center - 1996
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2000
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
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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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 28, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Mulcahy was very informative. Took time for me to think about what she was saying. Answered my questions. Gave me the information I needed to make a decision about my care that I was comfortable with.
August 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Mary has a thorough understanding of my specific situation and the likely options to best treat my cancer. She is forthright with information and helps me build a realistic plan for navigating this journey.
August 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
She’s amazingly smart and is a straight shooter. : ). Dr. Mulcahy has always been direct and makes the plan of care straightforward with pros and cons and involves me in her decisions. I trust her completely.
July 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Mulcahy is a brilliant doctor. She thoroughly explained my diagnosis, her recommended treatment plan, and even explained options that we would not pursue (and told me why). She is very generous with her time and spent as much time as needed to make us feel comfortable and informed about the treatment. She listened thoroughly and remembered me and my condition during follow-ups.
June 15, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Mulcahy is excellent. She thoroughly explained my diagnosis, a variety of treatment options, and the reasons for her recommended course. I feel completely confident that I’m in good hands with her.
June 14, 20225.0 star star star star star
She set up my infusion cocktail, which so far is proving effective. Her team, after my insurance denied payment for Herceptin for my gallbladder cancer, obtained free Herceptin use for me from the manufacturer. Dr. Mulcahy communicates clearly and forthrightly.
June 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
As I have stated previously I find that Dr. Mulcahy focused on her patients. They are extremely busy and have tremendous responsibilities that would be daunting to the general population. Take time to thank your medical teams. Make it meaningful.
May 09, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Mulcahy is on top of the latest research and focuses correctly on the most important factors for achieving the best possible results. She is very good at explaining complex treatment related questions despite the difficulty for a layperson to fully grasp the depth of her technical knowledge and treatment insights. Mary is completely present for her patients during consultations and has delivered an excellent outcome for me.
April 26, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Mulcahy is one of the most compassionate doctors we have met. We have seen several doctors in the past 3 years and she is the only physician that asked my husband “what can I do to help you.” You have no idea how those words impacted my husband. For the first time in a very long time he felt hopeful.
April 13, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Mulcahy outlined a course of treatment for me, which gave me confidence in her as well as the strategy for achieving the best outcome. She is very professional and yet personable. I am able to hold a great conversation in terms I understand about my situation, treatment plan, adjustments to my care, and next steps [I am not yet a healthcare professional but I feel like I am getting close after working hard to come up to speed about my conditions and the associated medical terminology :-) ] I really enjoy my visits with Dr. Mulcahy because she makes me feel like I’m her #1 patient (I’m sure others feel the same), and we have great and productive conversations about my situation and care plan. I know that I have a long way to go and I am glad to have Dr. Mulcahy with me on the journey.
April 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
She talked to me for awhile and answered all my questions and explained things to me. Unless you go through this you can’t understand what it means to have these types of people in your corner. It means a great deal
Mary F. Mulcahy, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.
External Professional Relationships
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