William J. Gradishar, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Medical Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1982
Residency:
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - 1986
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1560 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

He has taken very good care of me for years. I feel very confident of his skills.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

He’s very experienced with a kind manner

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is the best oncologist you can get. His expertise, professionalism and kindness are beyond words.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Amazing doctor, I’ve been a patient of Dr. Gradishar for 19 years. Have received outstanding care. Has saved my life several times.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

I feel very confident in his expert care. He takes his time and answered all my questions.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

I believe Dr. Gradishar is very good physician.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant, concise comments

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He listens to me and my concerns. Smart guy

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Thorough examination and helpful counseling provide me with confidence that we're continuing to make progress in my treatment.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Friendly and caring

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August 09, 2023

3.0

He was in a hurry, didn’t listen to my questions, and maybe spent 3 minutes with me. His NP Kelly is amazing!

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August 08, 2023

5.0

He knows what medicine works so my cancer doesn’t return. I had stage three breast cancer with a high risk for it to come back and going. So far 13 years) It hasn’t.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr William Gradishar has been my oncologist for the last 13 years. He is caring and down to earth in his interaction with patients. He is also very wise in his practice.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Knowledge, patient, good bedside manner.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

There’s no reason not to. I didn’t feel rushed, he was attentive. Very nice man

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He spent a good amount of time to explain the meds I am going to be on and answered all the questions I asked.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Gradishar and his team consistently demonstrates their care and concern for MY health. He and his team has clearly communicated my current status at visits and what is next.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Very kind person, he is direct and to the point with my diagnosis and of the treatment I will be facing in the next few years. I am very grateful that he is my doctor!

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August 04, 2023

5.0

I like Dr. Gradishar, very pleasant. Listens to my concerns

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Felt very comfortable and was very thorough.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Kind, caring, and above all knowledgeable.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

This is my second time being treated by Dr Gradishar. He provides compassionate care, clear explanations and provides a calming influence. You genuinely feel that you are in the best of hands.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and comprehensive.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

See above. And I love Kelly [ ]!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He has a lot of experience

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He has been helping me fight cancer since 2015 and I am glad to still be alive due to his expertise as a Doctor of Oncology.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

I have known Dr. Gradishar for years when working with Dr Gordon

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Talk to him about the disease and how the disease procedure is going

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July 31, 2023

5.0

The very best care for cancer patients, covers all questions, makes you a part of the decision process. A very caring doctor.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable Courteous Very personable Super organized Very experienced

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent atention

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July 26, 2023

4.0

Although I understand that the doctor was not able to give me his fully-informed opinion at first visit, I had hoped to hear it during our follow-up telehealth visit. I missed the call initially but never received a call back. Between the files and the follow-up, I can't say this experience has been what I expected from "Northwestern Medicine".

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Gradishar is caring and generous with his time, answering any questions I may have. I always feel he really knows me when I come into the office.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

His compassion and expertise. He’s very pleasant!

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July 23, 2023

5.0

dr shows empathy,concern explaines all aspects ,choices of the treatments

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Excellent MD

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He is very smart and understanding

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July 16, 2023

5.0

He is the best

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July 12, 2023

5.0

I always recommend him. From the first time I met him until Mt visit on yesterday he has always taken the time to listen to me and my concerns. He cares about me as a person not just a patient. I love me some Dr. G.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

The doctor is very attentive with the questions I ask him and gives a good, respected medicine for my disease

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Great dr

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July 10, 2023

5.0

explains well and answers any questions

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July 10, 2023

4.0

Fortunately I do not have any family members or friends who are in need of an oncologist, but if the need does arise I would freely recommend Dr. Gradishar.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

His bedside manner is great!

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Gradishar’s bedside manner is absolutely wonderful. He listens attentively and is very caring.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He’s good

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July 02, 2023

5.0

He’s very steadfast and kind

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Best oncologist

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Always patient with me. Answers all of my questions.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He listens and hears Me

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Care and understanding of my situation.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He’s on top of my condition. Able to quickly involve other specialists as needed.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and listens to my concerns

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He is the best doctor I had and always gives clear and honest diagnosis. I trust him.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

The Best Oncologist in our Region!

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June 13, 2023

1.0

Dr Gradishar has the same dialogue every visit . Doesn’t seem to have any compassion for patients

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He has kept me alive for 14 years after a serious cancer diagnosis.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Gradishar had treated my younger sister for breast cancer for 16 years and I am very pleased that he will be treating me.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgable and very easy to talk to. Always feel better after my appointments.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

I have full confidence in his knowledge and expertise He takes the time to answer my questions.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

A very caring doctor, knowledgeable and understanding.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

I was referred to Dr. Gradishar by my former oncologist after moving to Chicago. During my second appointment with him, I appreciated his confidence and willingness to discuss questions I had.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Gradishar listens & answers questions before giving medical advice.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Very encouraging and knowledgeable

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May 26, 2023

5.0

So many others recommended him

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May 23, 2023

5.0

He is kind and very knowledgeable!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Compassionate doctor and very knowledgeable in his field.

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May 22, 2023

4.0

Seemed qualified and professional.

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May 17, 2023

4.0

Efficient visit.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Cares about his patients

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Very caring and kind.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Very caring

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He always looks for ways to hep me, in this cancer journey

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May 14, 2023

5.0

Superb doctor

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Outstanding, compassionate care.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

One of a few doctors that I have encountered that has an excellent bedside manner! He is a kind and gentle man that looks you in the eye when speaking to you as well as when listening to you speaking! He shows empathy and is patient when you are upset or emotional! He gives you his sole attention and never gives you the impression of rushing you during an office visit! He is a generous with his time and explanations of treatment plans!

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Great doctor, kind and brilliant

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May 08, 2023

5.0

always answers all questions and always informative of the next step

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Excelente doctor

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May 02, 2023

5.0

good doctor

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May 02, 2023

5.0

I think he is the best and feel he gives me the best care

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He cares

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Gradishar and his team are excellent caregivers.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Experience

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Great physician and lovely human being Patient focused care Great plan of treatment

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Very easy to get along with. Is always very practical in his approach.

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  • MacroGenics, Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.

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