Emma L. Barber, MD

Emma L. Barber, MD

4.9 
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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

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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
Alignment 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 

339 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barber was very thorough in her Assessment and Plan.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

She is smart and compassionate. She's also very thorough.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Thorough exam, always willing to answer questions. Doesn’t rush through visit.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Dr, Barber’s personal attention, positive attitude, effective and unhurried way of communicating information about my condition and treatment is both reassuring and instills me with confidence and optimism to move forward. She uses the team approach along with latest research and data to back up and inform her decisions about my treatment which is very important to me.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Highest quality and most advanced care.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Barber is an excellent clinician. She explains care and diagnosis well. She listens and cares about her patients.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

She is Excellent in her field and knowledgeable and a compassionate and caring individual. I felt like I got the best possible care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barber was very professional and was very clear in explaining everything to me. I did not feel rushed and I feel she spent time with me.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Welcoming , knowledgeable and professional

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March 08, 2022

5.0

I like her take-charge attitude. She listens, answers questions, all while seeming to actually care about the patient. Not every doc can balance those things effectively.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, reasonable and proactive.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring doctor.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Everyone went out of their way to listen and were very nice. It’s very rare to find such professionalism any more I could relax knowing my doctor knows what she’s doing

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Excellent attention and care

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barber is very caring and passionate She takes time to listen to your concerns and needs. And her expertise in her field is extraordinary.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

answers all questions and very efficient to boot!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

She explained everything thoroughly about my surgery and what to expect. I didn't feel rushed and there was no wait time.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent knowledgeable Doctor

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February 09, 2022

5.0

She has a straightforward but still empathetic "bedside" manner. She was thorough in her explanation, positive but not Pollyanna-ish.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Barber address my concerns in a timely manner and is always helpful. Thank you very much as always for taking good care of me.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Expertise at the top of her field with a genuine way of teaching and explaining that has helped me feel empowered in facing serious cancer and greatly helped increase my understanding of treatment options.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

She’s fabulous. Took her time. Explained everything. Great bedside manner. Extremely competent up on the latest.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor, caring and knowledgeable!

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barber is a great doctor. Her bedside manner is wonderful.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is a bright, knowledgeable and caring physician. I feel that I am in good hands.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Highly qualified personable takes time

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Very professional and took time to explain everything.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Top of her field, expert, clear, direct, caring.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Barber is amazing,her care and concern for her patients is outstanding.Dr.Barber and her team are top notch.I'm very thankful to have them as my physicians

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Down to earth, thorough and listens to concerns.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She saved my life.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough and professional. I did not feel rushed and was presented with all necessary information timely and efficiently.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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December 17, 2021

5.0

She takes time to explain and answers my questions.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Barber made me feel really confident that she’s an expert on what she does. She’s very direct and professional and answered all my questions.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She is very smart, thorough and compassionate.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Very smart and she's flexible .

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Friendly caring manner

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December 10, 2021

5.0

She explained everything in a way I and my husband could understand. We developed a plan that I felt comfortable with

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Competent and professional service

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December 07, 2021

5.0

I value her opinion, she is a great Doctor.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Always caring and takes the time to answer questions. Never feel rushed.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barber had excellent bedside manner, was professional, and most importantly was eloquent and knowledgeable about her expertise.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Personable and patient. She also knew my medical history, which made me feel confident she cared about my health.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Answers all my question and very nice and personable

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November 12, 2021

5.0

She explained everything so well from start to finish! Very impressed with her knowledge & makes you feel comfortable

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November 09, 2021

5.0

I like her and I trust her. Also her assistant (whose exact title I do not remember) Karen Novak is awesome as well.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

She’s the best

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October 30, 2021

5.0

She is a caring doctor

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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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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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