Duc Thinh Pham, MD

Duc Thinh Pham, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapy
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Ventricular Reconstruction

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
University of North Carolina Hospitals - 2002
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006

Media

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Vietnamese

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (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
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

155 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

96 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

96 Reviews

March 22, 2022

5.0

He engendered confidence by his kind manner and vast experience

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is a highly regarded surgeon, but manages to convey information in a very understandable way.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pham is very accomplished . He listens and explains answers to questions very thoroughly. Plus he has an excellent personal communication style.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

trust

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I thought he communicated well.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Integrity

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Displays genuine concern

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain very clearly any question I had. He was very prepared and up to date with my case.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Pham and his staff were wonderful

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December 03, 2021

4.0

Based on brief meeting, he seems competent and focused.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He’s brilliant, affable, and a great explainer.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

I'm so glad that I found Dr. Pham. Took the time to answer all my questions and inform me of my options. So professional and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Pham.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pham has specialized in valve repair and replacement and comes highly recommended.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and answered and ask questions so I felt he had looked over my medical record in detail before I met him.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

They make sure patients gets the right medication

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Good listener and explained my diagnosis is clear simple terms.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Very warm personality, understanding and he listens. Extremely smart!

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Informative,easy to understand, pleasant to meet and talk to.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Carefully explained recommendations in a manner I understood

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Outstanding reputation. Sincere desire to provide the best possible care

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Thorough, concise, friendly, accommodating, straight answers, excellent demeanor

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September 27, 2021

5.0

The best ever

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September 22, 2021

5.0

He explained thoroughly and I have confidence in him.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Explains with great knowledge Felt very at ease answered questions with confidence Very please with his approach Did not leave anything to need clarification speaks in an understanding. Way

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Professional and confident

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Introduction went very well.

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August 06, 2021

4.0

Surgeon's confidence and background.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Asked The right questions explained process. Options. Made me feel I am in the best hands. Great support staff Thank you for giving the best medical services.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

He kept me calm. He explained to me in very understandable ways what might go on.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He was very patient with great answers to all our questions.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Was very knowledgeable it was very helpful in helping me understand my situation

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He also was very friendly and professional. I feel he had some good recommendations.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

exudes professional capability and assurance

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Experience

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Se ve que en un buen sirugano

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May 03, 2021

3.0

He did not give good explanation about the procedure for future surgery. He rushed out of the room. He didnt have his business card in hand when I asked for it.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

VERY "PERSONAL" AND "PROFESSIONAL" HIS EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS TREATMENTS TO BEST ASSIST IN SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT!!!!!!!

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May 02, 2021

4.0

He was very professional and took time with me.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very Professional and truly concerned about my health

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very comfortable with him and he is very experienced in surgery that I will need

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Risk assessment and medical explanations

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr was very pleasant and was very thorough with what needed to be done before my surgery

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March 29, 2021

5.0

He came highly recommended and did nothing to negate that reputation.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

Outlined the risk of VAD Surgery and a candid assessment of outcomes.

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March 14, 2021

4.0

He consulted with team members prior to speaking with me. He was very clear about his recommendations, given the options available.

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February 27, 2021

5.0

Northwestern quality service

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January 31, 2021

5.0

Yeah right to the point and explained everything very well

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January 28, 2021

4.0

I only met him for about 5 minutes. Able to explain my problem clearly.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

He makes me feel secure

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Best dr.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

For the same reasons above.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Because he seems like he is a good doctor

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Because its good service too

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December 18, 2020

5.0

He's very personable, he takes time to answer your questions, he explains everything to you to where YOU understand it! He takes TIME for his patients, that's what a GOOD Dr does! Looks out for the BEST of his PATIENTS!�😉 I WAS STARTING TO LOSE HOPE! BUT I'M GAINING MY FAITH BACK AFTER MEETING DR PHAM! �����

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December 05, 2020

5.0

because it is honest and accurate

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Very nice and competent. He comes very highly recommended. I feel like I am in good hands.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

How dr.pham and the team informed my wife and l. Facts given .options, that I have

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Takes his time to explain in terms a layman can understand

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Pham is very competent and showed great interest in my well-being.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Pham discussed in a competent manner about the choices I have.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Excellent communication.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Experience

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Capability

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October 29, 2020

4.0

It was easy to relate to him.

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October 29, 2020

4.0

The team has been very responsive and asks the right questions.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Patient and caring

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Pham was great

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October 26, 2020

5.0

I found my initial meeting with Dr. Pham to be very pleasant and informative. I felt very comfortable with him and, if I am to have surgery, I know I will be in good hands.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Pham was very thorough, honest and easy to talk to. Also he gave me very educated advice.

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Clearly knows his stuff.

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Top 10 cardiac care hospital.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Did not have the opportunity of meeting Dr. Pham, but I have every realistic expectation that his care fits in with the general high standards of the department

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Obvious professionalism of every staff member encountered...concerned , caring

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Very comfortable with Dr. Pham

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September 25, 2020

3.0

I'll know better after results of surgery

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September 25, 2020

3.0

He was easy to talk to. Answered my questions and listened to my concerns. I did not feel like he was so busy he wanted my time with him to end as fast as possible. As we age the less important we seem to become.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

He has a great reputation and is a member of a trusted team of cardiac care takers. Our conversation was open and informational. Our concerns were addressed.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

The Doctor was generous with his time and consultation. We liked the shared expertise of the team of experts.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Caring pleasant easy to talk to with loads of experience

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Caring doctor and staff and docs very knowledgeable and polite. Quality based upon reputation. I was surprised how personable everyone was

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Pleasant, explains procedure well.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Efficient, personable, professional . Every staff member was helpful . Physicians took time to answer all questions.In spite of COViD restrictions testing areas and offices were set up comfortably and staff performance was consistent.

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September 12, 2020

5.0

wonderful person to talk to. Explained procedure very well.

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September 12, 2020

5.0

great team

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September 01, 2020

5.0

KIND,HELPFUL AND PROFESSIONAL.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

VERY PROFESSIONAL.

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August 22, 2020

5.0

Talked directly about my condition and what was needed to be done to correct it. Very personable and I didn't feel rushed through the interview.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Professionalism, courtesy I felt well taken care of. You have a well deserved wonderful reputation.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

He was very friendly and answered our questions.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Always very thorough

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July 25, 2020

5.0

He was really nice professional and helpful with information about my health

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Friendliness thouroughness.willing to take time to explain and answer questions.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Was very pleased with the care and attention given to me at my appointment. Just met Dr. Pham for our first appointment. Was very informative about my procedure .

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June 13, 2020

5.0

Very smart doctor

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June 13, 2020

5.0

polite, professional, very approachable

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