Emma L. Barber, MD

Emma L. Barber, MD

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Primary Specialty

Gynecologic Oncology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Chemotherapy
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Radical Pelvic Surgery
  • Radical Trachelectomy
  • Robotic Gynecologic Cancer Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Yale University School of Medicine - 2006
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014
Fellowships:
University of North Carolina Hospitals - 2017

Media

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician 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 

349 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber is excellent. Very skilled. Appreciated the care and concern particularly around minimizing incisions.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber is everything a patient wants in a doctor: expert, knowledgeable, patient, great bedside manner, listens to you... the whole package.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Because she is so good.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

She is very professional and caring toward the needs of her patient.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very professional and efficient.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

She is caring and explains what is happening so I understand.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Addresses any question asked. Direct eye contact eases concerns.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Professional. Excellent in her field. She listens and takes time with you

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber is a wonderful doctor. I never feel rushed. Her bedside manner is top notch and she takes the time to listen to you. She did my surgery and it went well. I am very satisfied with the care I received.

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June 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber is a fantastic listener- she answered all of our questions. She is really up on the latest studies- there wasnt anything we asked her that she dont have an answer for- I felt like I was her only patient!

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Thorough, answers all my insane questions, has data to back it all up

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She's so kind and caring. Listens to my concerns and is very thorough. She's amazing and your never kept waiting.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Shes knowledgeable and very kind at the same time.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She explained things well

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June 05, 2021

5.0

Very empathetic and caring

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June 04, 2021

5.0

She is smart and empathetic and cutting edge.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and answers all questions plainly so a non professional can understand.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

She and her team were very friendly and professional. She explained and answered all my questions.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

She has a take-charge attitude that instills confidence immediately, literally in the first 2 seconds. That's rare in a dr.!! I didn't get that from the 2nd opinion I met before her (it was really more a practice run as much as it was a 2nd opinion). She was fast and efficient but I never felt rushed or that she didn't care. She didn't mess around--do surgery right away. Get the cancer out.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Great score for now

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber is great. She listens well with care and concern.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Competent and personable.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

She is very caring , very knowledgeable and treats u like family

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Exceptional expertise, knowledge, care, understanding, really LISTENS, everything a patient could want in a doctor. Instills a high level of confidence.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent bedside manner, and time spent during consultation before surgery. Excellent follow up post operatively with findings.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Compassionate and professional. I trust her. I know that I am in good hands.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Again she is very compassioinate and very well educated.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

She described the surgical procedure and my recovery time and the activities that I would be able to do post surgery and she was on point. She calmed my fears and was very patient and not judgemental.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber is an excellent surgeon and practitioner. She explained my surgical plan concisely and with compassion. Her surgical team is also excellent; professional and caring.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Very efficient and knowledgeable. Cares for the well-being of her patients and takes an interest. Takes time to talk

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable. She is caring and answers all questions. Great bedside manner and a good sense of humour.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable doctor, always looking for a good solution for me. Very positive.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

She is smart and very knowledgeable of my situation. She is also very kind.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Great Dr.

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Shes super smart /qualified and had a great bedside manner. I feel confident being in her care.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

She performed my surgery without any complication

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Commanding but kind, gentle but efficient, smart and reassuring but not afraid to say "sometimes we don't know".

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April 01, 2021

5.0

We love all the Northwestern Doctors who we have known over the past 25 years and Dr. Barber in my opinion is right there with them.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She is caring and she explains everything

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March 26, 2021

5.0

I believe that she is confident in what she does and has a good Spirit and concerned about her patient.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Caring , knowledgeable, through

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February 19, 2021

5.0

She listens and is thorough and discusses in depth any concerns

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber is thorough and mad smart. Shes a very skilled surgeon. Shes confident, but not cocky. Shes thoughtful in her approach and we talk through whats next together. She truly cares and Im so confident with her leading the way through this disease.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber and her team was outstanding. She explained my surgery step by step, addressing all my concerns.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber was thorough with her information she gave and the surgery she would be performing. She listened to my concerns and answered questions I had.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Very efficient, friendly and appears to care

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Shes caring and truly cares about her patients. Answers all questions and concerns.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

She did her job well.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

She is caring and answers my questions, so taking the time with a patient is very important

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional & knowledgeable

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January 23, 2021

5.0

She takes interest in her patients, makes you feel comfortable.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Professional, empathetic

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January 22, 2021

5.0

My only concern is that a nurse called me with my results instead of the doctor.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable

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January 16, 2021

5.0

Read my first remarks.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

What more to say Shes GREAT

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and makes eye contact.

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January 10, 2021

5.0

She is a fabulous doctor. So caring and she has all the answers and suggestions

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January 09, 2021

5.0

I felt that she heard and listened to me and I had not post surgical challenges.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Professional caring listens & doesnt rush thru appt

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable kind and very straight forward

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December 22, 2020

5.0

I trust her. She's smart and compassionate.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Friendly and professional. Very detailed in the upcoming surgery.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Well spoken, kind and knowledgeable.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Dr Barber represents well informed highly motivated to save people, smart, empathetic, Medical Doctor. I am very lucky to be her patient.

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December 04, 2020

5.0

She is an incredibly knowledgeable and skilled doctor with a great bedside manner.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

Dr Barber expresses great concern and provides top care Good listener who partners with patients thoughtfully

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November 24, 2020

5.0

This is my first appointment with her, I have to know her in the future appointments.

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Confident empathetic Positive

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November 13, 2020

5.0

She's very knowledgeable and I'm doing well in her care.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

She's smart, caring and she listens.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

She is knowledgeable and very personable

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Overall wonderful care

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November 09, 2020

5.0

She very concerned about you and your problem. Listen very well. Love her bedside manner.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

They put you first.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Porque la doctora es muy amable,profesional y explica todo claramente

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Porque son muy atentos y responden a todas tus preguntas

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November 06, 2020

5.0

I love Doctor Barber's bedside manner. She is an excellent doctor. She explains everything in detail and I feel very confident under her care.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Superb care and excellent doctors.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

She is approachable and well spoken

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Easy to talk to

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Efficient, friendly and on time

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Barber is brilliant and has extraordinary expertise. I feel incredibly fortunate that I was connected to her for my surgery.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Everyone has been incredibly responsive, my surgery and recovery have gone incredibly well. It is an amazing group of professionals.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Experience and knowledge of the rare medical situation I was experiencing, patience, communication

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Quality communication and care throughout my experience

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October 24, 2020

5.0

She is very compassionate about her field of medicine. She explained everything in detail about my cancer diagnosis and I left feeling very comfortable with my treatment plan.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

The staff at Northwestern is the most caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and friendliest medical professionals I have ever met. They make me feel safe and cared for.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Professional and detailed

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Excellent staff and service

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Friendly, professional, thorough explanations

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Friendly, professional, thorough explanations

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October 23, 2020

5.0

I have only met her twice as I was begat to her when Dr. Lurain retired. Her exam was thorough and she was responsive to my needs.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

My care has been thoughtful and responsive.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Barber and her team are amazing. They take the time to answer all my questions and explain everything to me. I left the office today with my mind very much at ease. I love that they let me know if I need anything to reach out to them. This is very comforting.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

The office is very efficient, from the receptionist to the surgeon. I never had to wait long to be called in for my appointment and everyone is very friendly and caring.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Respectful, informative, didn't feel rushed

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Barber was so nice and so quick!

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Friendly & professional

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Disclosures

Emma L. Barber, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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