John E. Pandolfino, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Esophageal Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Motility Disorders
- Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1993
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1996
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2001
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
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 HospitalPalos Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
April 13, 20225.0 star star star star star
He is accessible even though he is one of the most busy physicians I know. Before I was even an established patient, he spent over an hour on the phone with me on a Friday evening (while on vacation) talking me through my achalasia. I come to Dr. Pandolfino from Cleveland. I have sent everyone I know with GI issues (especially achalasia) to him and to Dr. Hungness.
December 05, 20215.0 star star star star star
Doctor is the BEST! He doesn't just listen to you..He hears you. That's IMPORTANT to me. If you ever have any questions or concerns he's right there for you. He is dependable reliable and most of all I trust him..He can't get any better then that.
October 19, 20215.0 star star star star star
He seemed secure in his recommendations, took other aspects of my health into consideration, explained upcoming test. He also took time to explain thoroughly how to use meds he sent me. I felt more secure on a phone call with him than some face to face visits I have experienced.
August 06, 20215.0 star star star star star
He gave us a lot of his time and energy. He followed up with us after our sonâ€™s procedure to make sure his recovery was progressing. We recommend him highly and will continue to see him even though we are out of state.
July 12, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Pandolfino was patient and compassionate with me. He understood my symptoms and where theyâ€™re coming from. He reassured that heâ€™s going to work with my docs to try to improve my esophageal emptying without having to remove my esophagus. He is a caring doctor and that is what we need. Achalasia is a very draining and hard esophageal condition. It messes with your mental and emotional health. The confidence I had about my career and future has been shaken this past year after my second surgery.
July 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
Integrity. Fidelity. Bedside manner. Modesty. Kindness. Responsiveness. Compassion. His team. Brilliance. Knowledge. Answered every single question without putting his hand on the doorknob. Didnâ€™t stand up to try and leave while I was asking questions. Showed me the films while explaining every swallow.
March 29, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Pandolfino took the time to review the several diagnostics study done elsewhere, he then discussed with me in details the results of the studies done at Northwestern and made the appropriate recommendations.
October 27, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Pandolfino lived up to all my expectations. He has a wonderful, caring personality and explains his suggestions for patients' treatment options in a very understandable,encouraging manner. Medicine needs more physicians like him.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Continuing Education Company, Inc.
- Covidien, PLC
- EndoGastric Solutions
- Ethicon, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company)
- Medical Device Business Services, Inc.
- Medtronic Logistics, LLC (Medtronic, Inc.)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- RedHill Biopharma Ltd
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
- UpToDate, 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
- Crospon, Inc.
External Professional Relationships
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