Matt S. Lesniak, MD

Matt S. Lesniak, MD

4.9 
115 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Glioma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Vascular Malformation/Brain

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - 1996
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 1997
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

115 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

21 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

21 Reviews

July 26, 2023

5.0

He is a really good Dr! I am very pleased with his care that I have received. I would definitely recommend him to others!

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Takes great care and attention to me and my concerns as a patient

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lesniak has the nicest bedside manner and is so thorough and concerned about my care.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Great doctor. Excellent demeanor. Very knowledgeable.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

He’s very thorough and caring. His bedside manners are phenomenal.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

So kind. and caring and funny. He’s an expert as his profession.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He have me hope in the medical team of Northwestern. Because of his caring spirit and knowledge of my condition.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Very good at explaining and answering questions.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He was attentive, though and took the time to answer all my questions.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgable and interested in the patient.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

In the role of his profession, he has established himself with the patient exceptionally well in the knowledge and area of concentration focused solely on the needs of the patient. He covers all concerns without leaving you with unanswered questions. He follows through immediately with follow-up appointments.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

He asked me how I came to northwestern for care. He listened carefully, then clearly discussed options for my diagnosis, and what was the appropriate direction to take for my current condition.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Explained things clearly to me. Laid out options for next steps. Explained risks. Good hand off to colleague for next steps.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Lesniak saved my life in 2011. Amazing neurosurgeon!!

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January 15, 2023

4.0

Got to the point, gave advice, went on

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November 30, 2022

5.0

He is wonderful.

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Professional & knowledgeable

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October 09, 2022

5.0

My prior comments especially apply for Lesniak. I dropped into his work schedule unannounced and he cleared everything as if I’d always been there. He gave me time and answered all my questions regardless of their relevance. He made me feel safe without dumbing things down, which was important for me. I could not have felt safer in someone’s hands.

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September 15, 2022

5.0

Great confidence in expertise, access to resources and ability to refer to other excellent Drs and facilities

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September 14, 2022

1.0

Negligence, gave us the wrong information about my mother's scan results, because he didn't take the time to slow down, stop and be present in patient care. The most important thing in health care is reviewing a file to reduce negligence and malpractice, just disappointed.

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September 11, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Calidi Biotherapeutics, Inc.
  • Nanovortex, LLC

Consulting / Related Activities

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

  • Calidi Biotherapeutics, Inc.

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

  • Calidi Biotherapeutics, Inc.

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

  • Nanovortex, LLC

External Professional Relationships

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