William J. Gradishar, MD

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

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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 

1173 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Great, listens and helps you figure out what might or might not be wrong

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Great guy, precise and listens

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner in addition to his medical acumen

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Professionalism

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March 29, 2022

5.0

always a good experience very straight forward and gives detailed information which is very comforting

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is an experienced and practical physician

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Gradishar listens to what I have to say. He is very caring. I respect him immensely!

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March 21, 2022

5.0

His specialized knowledge, tenure, experience and follow-up.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He’s the best for my needs. I got lucky to have Dr G as an option. Such an intelligent and knowledgeable person.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, efficient and kind.

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March 15, 2022

4.0

Well known and knowledgeable in the huge field of breast cancer.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manners, easy to talk to, very professional. Knowledgeable

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He was very kind and knowledgeable

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Explained things well. Good bedside manner

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Smart man

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Gradishar treated me with respect and care.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He is the reason I co.e to Northwestern

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Attentive, kind, reassuring

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr was kind & compassionate.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

I feel confident in his care. He has kept me alive for 14 years with advanced stage breast cancer. I have quality of life.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Gradishar has always taken time to listen and answer any of my questions whether in the office or by phone. He his highly knowledgeable and gives you factual information.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Communicative, conscientious, and extremely knowledgeable about the field of oncology.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He’s wonderful!! Knows what he’s doing abs very kind. Always answers my questions, takes his time.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Gradishar was patient and took time to answer all my questions and concerns

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He and his team are always to attentive and caring.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Kind.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Knowledge & Care for my Cancer needs.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He has treated me for about 12 years and he and his staff have provided excellent care.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Wonderful dr.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and professional and experienced

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is an excellent doctor and kind human being. He never rushes during appointments.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, honest and personable doctor.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is kind and thorough and is a leading expert in his field

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is direct and clear in answering questions.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is efficient, yet warm.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

I’ve been Dr. Gradishar’s patient for almost 20 years. He listens and always explains the “why” behind my treatment and/or his recommendations. He is also calm which is important which a scary diagnosis like breast cancer.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He is the best!

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Understanding, care for patients and a very nice person

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Professionalism, experience and full trust with care plan.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Professional, skilled, compassionate, time efficient

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February 05, 2022

5.0

I would give him a hundred not a ten!

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable of the latest treatment advances, personable and kind.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is everything you could want in a physician. He is very knowledgeable, kind and caring, easy to talk to, and inspires confidence. I like and trust him very much.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Attentive to my questions and concerns. Superior knowledge in his field

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Great personal care

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February 02, 2022

5.0

I think he is bright, direct and honest. He is very pleasant and likable.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

While Dr. Gradishar did not see me today, I've always had a favorable impression of him, his competency, professionalism, etc.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He’s knowledgeable in breast cancer treatment. Treats his patients with respect. He’s caring and easy to talk too. His treatment decisions in conjunction with me have get me breast cancer free.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is awesome! Always kind, friendly and informative. He takes his time and explaines everything throughly.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Best Dr.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He listens, speaks directly, and is professional.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar has been my guiding light...the doctor who has cared for me for years with brilliance and empathy.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He has a lot of experience and is very knowledgeable. His explanations were very easy to understand.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, explains and listens well. Really cares for his patients.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

I have been going to Dr. Gradishar for a long time and appreciate his compassion and concern. He takes the time to answer all questions I may have and would highly recommend him.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Exceptional knowledge and care

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and pleasant

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January 21, 2022

5.0

His practice is researched-based. He cuts to the chase and is genuinely interested in my care and survival.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Very pleasant and to the point

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Listens to every single detail you tell him or ask him

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Patient and kind. He takes time to explain your options.

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January 17, 2022

4.0

I’ve only had one in person appt so far

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar has the knowledge to recommend the best treatment. Thorough and up to date with all aspects of my medical needs. Care and time spent with me.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Same as above. In addition, Dr. Gradishar takes the time to know his patients.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He challenges me to do the best I can.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

very satisfied

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He has made me feel like I matter.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Always open to ask questions and not rushing.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

A good authority

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is an expert in his field and I value his medical knowledge and his recommendations for my care.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Leading researcher and published

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Knowledge able

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He always prepared me for what was coming.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

I have been treated by Dr. Gradishar for a number of years and feel he is a very skillful and compassionate doctor. He is thorough, listens to concerns, and provides answers.He is positive and clearly likes his profession. He is a doctor who gives his patients confidence that they are getting the best treatment.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He took time to explain his medical opinion related to my medical case. He was very familiar with my medical history. He has great interpersonal skills

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December 26, 2021

5.0

I am alive because of him, so I recommend him. He is also a no nonsense, tell it like it is person which I appreciate. I understand exactly what the plan is and what is going to happen. His nurse is mean, so I am always happy when I get to see him and not her.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Gradishard and his associates does awesome job of taking care of their patients.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Wonderful and caring dr

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gradishar provides top-notch care

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December 18, 2021

5.0

I trust him

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gradishar could slow down and spend a bit more time with patients.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Good compassionate Physician

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is so well respected in the area of breast cancer.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very caring

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Friendly and patient.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

He always informs me of newest available medicine

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and inspires confidence.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Patient, empathetic, clear and wears bow ties which are cool.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is outstanding physician. You know you are in the best of care with him. He takes the time to understand the patient and their concerns. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Personable, great bed-side manner, and obviously professional and knowledgeable.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He's the best.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

My first time meeting him today. I’m very pleased with his demeanor.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Advanced medical competency, attentive and caring interactions, efficient and timely appointments

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December 05, 2021

0.0

Not happy with MD's overall attitude, his arrogant dismissal of questions, his lack of explanation of details. The patient has the distinct impression this MD would prefer to not see the patient.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly and caring

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He is the best! So knowledgeable.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and personable

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very intelligent and answers all my questions

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gradishar is knowledgeable and efficient in his work. He takes time to answer my questions and orders appropriate tests to make sure my medication is working properly. He is friendly and approachable.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He listen and direct you to the right place

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Industry Relationships

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Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

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

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