Ryan P. Merkow, MD

Ryan P. Merkow, MD

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Primary Specialty

Surgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine - 2007
Residency:
University of Colorado
University of Chicago - 2015
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Oncology (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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

30 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

30 Reviews

November 10, 2020

5.0

Sincere, caring and patient. Answered my questions without hesitation and explained in terms I could understand.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

He has excellent bedside manners. He is very smart and knowledgeable. I trust his expertise advice for my health and care

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November 06, 2020

5.0

I was extremely nervous and everything was explained. I was more calm when I left.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Talent and communication

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Talent of doctors

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October 24, 2020

5.0

He is the best Dr I have met that cares for me and my afflictions with so much knowledge understanding professionalism and gentle care.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

I love my Dr. Merkow, and all professionals that care for all patients here. Their knowledge, kindness, understanding, and professionalism. From the doctors to house cleaning. The whole institution cares and it shows.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

He was very thorough and gave some good options

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September 25, 2020

4.0

Very informative and understanding

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September 25, 2020

5.0

The experience es vey important

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Merkow took all the time necessary on my appt and he explain and respond all my questions.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

His ability to communicate what is known about my condition and what steps should be taken was assuring. I feel benefited tremendously from Dr Merkow's advice. I also benefitedand his allowing me to bring a family member into this discussion In a three way call.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

I got the information and the guidance to formulate a plan for effective diagnosis and care.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable & kind. He listened to my concerns and spent time making sure all my questions were answered. Excellent physician!

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very friendly and explains everything well

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr Merkow cares about me

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September 04, 2020

5.0

great dr. Answers questions and will follow my cancer path to check on me.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Merkow was excellent in explaining in detail my condition and his plan going forward.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, responsive, understanding professionals who clearly describe the condition, discuss alternative treatments and recommend treatment plans.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

So kind, so professional, so through.. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Doctor Merkow was very pleasant and explained everything very good.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Very friendly, extremely knowledgeable, took significant time to fully explain his rationale.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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June 30, 2020

5.0

Doctor Merkow was comprehensive in explaining every thing from soup to nuts. He was emphatic, and kind while not sugar coating the situation. He made me feel like I was a human being and not a Porsche payment. I feel he would give me an honest evaluation on how to proceed.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merkow took time to explain my type of cancer. He was very knowledgeable and kind. He gave me hope and options for what they might be able to do to help me.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Excellent staff, very friendly and efficient..Doctor was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He took all the time we needed to answer questions.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Just met Dr Merkow on TeleMed call today and was very impressed and comfortable with our conversation. He was very prepared and detailed on his points regarding my case and explained his Intentions very well. I am confident he will give me wonderful care. She

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June 12, 2020

5.0

I am so glad that I went to Dr . Merkow . He saved me from an unnecessary risky surgery . He is thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable and approachable . He thoroughly answered all my questions . I highly recommend him

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Merkow is excellent . Extremely knowledgeable and caring .

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June 09, 2020

5.0

My consultation with Dr. Merkow was excellent. He explained my current situation and discussed possible issues I may be facing. He discussed alternative treatments and clearly laid out his recommended course of action. He is compassionate, professional and supportive. I feel very reassured that I am in good hands.

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