Aparna Kalyan, MD

Aparna Kalyan, MD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Flinders University of South Australia - 2005
Residency:
The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University - 2011
Fellowships:
UPMC Medical Education - 2014
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Tamil

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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 

295 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough in helping you understand your health issues, invites you to ask questions to make sure she has covered all areas of your concern. Personable and Professional.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kalyan was very thorough and an incredible advocate for the next best course of action

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March 08, 2022

5.0

She is so very smart, very compassionate, simply wonderful.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Kalyan is totally patient centered! I’ve stated above why Dr Kalyan is WAY above a 10 as is her nurse, Morgan. They are what one would hope ALL physicians would be.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Informative, kind, skilled

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February 28, 2022

5.0

The doctor is the best.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Informative, kind, responsive.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She is a caring Physician

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Aparna took the time to ask me questions and answer them to my satisfaction.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Kalyan helped me to understand what I'm going through. I felt at ease and comfortable talking to her

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Kalyan has provided excellent care for me during the course of treatment and followup for my cancer.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Answer all questions and very helpful and considerate

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February 10, 2022

5.0

She cares

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Thorough and compassionate

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kalyan is caring, thoughtful, & incredibly professional.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

great doc Very caring smart explain Very well Glad to have her and team.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

organized, professional, friendly and helpful. She consults with other to confirm treatment.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

She take time to talk to you

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Thank you for your cancer treatment

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Informative and straight forward care. Answers any and all questions regarding care and treatment

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Everyone that I encountered today gave me their undivided attention today.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

She understands my type of cancer and I trust her recommendation for care and treatment.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, bright and on top of her profession.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Has gone above and beyond to make me comfortable

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She is excellent!!! I wouldn’t be alive without her and the entire team.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Help full advice

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December 18, 2021

5.0

She is a very good doctor. She knows her profession. She is very compassionate and patient and takes the time to make sure you understand your diagnosis and results. I am very grateful that she is my oncologist.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Answered questions that I was concerned about and was so polite, explained answers to my questions .

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December 07, 2021

4.0

Good Doctor

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December 02, 2021

5.0

She is awesome!!

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Very good service.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Profesional, Courtious, colarobative,

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Very smart

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Very informative and answered all questions made me feel good with my choice to go to Northwestern hospital

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October 15, 2021

5.0

she is patient and knowledgeable

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October 05, 2021

5.0

I Just know and APPRECIATE the extraordinary physician you have in Dr. Aparna Kalyan. She speaks TO her patients and not at them. She includes her patients in her plan of care rather than saying that there's 'one size fits all' in treating her patients. She returns messages with lightning speed, never rushes her time spent with her patients either in person, on the phone, or is messaging. Aparna Kalyan is the BEST of the BEST. I'm honored to be her patient. Please treasure this special Physician.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalyan works to get the best treatment for her patients. She addresses any and all questions by the patient and family in a timely manner. Her calm and caring manner gives hope, all while her professionalism and expertise, supported by a team of physicians, brings the latest and best care to the patient.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Very Upfront, Friendly, makes you comfortable

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Kaylan is very knowledgeable and she shows a genuine care for her patients. This is a very good quality when families are going through grief. My family and I are grateful and blessed that she is our mother’s oncologist. Thank you

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September 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalyan has great bedside manners!

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Dr.Kalyan couldn’t have been kinder. She didn’t make you feel rushed for time, was extremely empathetic, and explained everything thoroughly .

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September 03, 2021

5.0

She has empathy, caring, compassion and consideration beyond words. Her commitment to her patients is extraordinary. Her team follows her lead. Morgan, her Nurse is amazing!

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August 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalyan always shows that she cares about my well being.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

She has kept me alive. Cannot ask for anything mors.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and answered questions ; did not hurry us

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Professional & explains the best options for my care

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August 08, 2021

5.0

She is very kind and compassionate. Talked to us like we were family. Helped me to better understand my situation.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

She personally cares about my well being. She explains conditions, treatments, medications thoroughly and understandably.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Her nurse Morgan called to say the Dr. Was running a few minutes late. Dr Kalyan spent all the time I needed to feel comfortable with my upcoming treatment.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent knowledge and care

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Kind, efficient, informative (with the limited time we had for quesitions)

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July 12, 2021

5.0

This Dr is number one in mu book very attentive to her patients.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Very thorough on everything.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful care my Dr Kaylan and her staff. Ive always thought of myself as a friend rather than a patient.

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Simply Great

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June 14, 2021

5.0

A kind person who listens well and connects with the patient as a person

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Shes up front, EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, honest, understanding, patient, professional. She provides excellent explanations. Shes also very empathetic to her patients needs and stays on top of everything regarding follow up.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

We have gone to Dr. Kalyan office for 5 years. I wasn't allowed to go with my husband this time. We both are very distressed about this! Why? This journey involves BOTH of us. Three months ago I was allowed to be with my husband!

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June 04, 2021

5.0

She is the very best.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

I said it before: Dr Kalyan is INCREDIBLE. She's warm, she's compassionate, she LISTENS, she talks TO you, not AT you. Dr. Kalyan is empathetic, she's a keen observer of the patient's issues. She explains in layman's terms all one needs to know about pancreas cancer............but she does it with hope, with positivity and with a smile and a warmth that makes the patient feel cared FOR and cared ABOUT.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalyan has been terrific. I am getting all the chemo I need and anything else to help me get through my cancer

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May 14, 2021

5.0

She is very caring, nice to talking and don't push you out the door like some do

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalyan is the best! Shes very responsive whenever Ive had questions. She explains everything very thoroughly, and is a great listener. I believe shes been very thoughtful in her approach to my treatment plan, and I feel very well taken care of.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough and anticipates your questions and concerns.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff. Very personable and listens well.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

She wad very through. Answers any and all questions!! A great doctor..

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May 03, 2021

5.0

I was so impressed with Aparna! She took all of the time that I wanted. She explained everything and made sure I understood everything. Her bedside manner is second to none. It was very obvious that she is very intelligent.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalyan has been very complete with her assessments and providing explanation of various components of treatments which are not appropriate for my case and those that may be.. its a work in progress

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Love Dr Kalyan! She patiently listens to all my questions and provides thorough answers. She is genuinely concerned for my well being and follows up after my procedures. I often call Dr Kalyans office with any concerns and her nurses promptly return my call with a solution. She is a wonderful doctor and Im fortunate to have her as my oncologist.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor and very helpful.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Great communication skills, very accommodating, professional

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April 23, 2021

5.0

I think she is one of the best!

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April 09, 2021

5.0

She takes her time to explain test results and any concerns I have

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April 07, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions in a way that made me so proud that I seek a second opinion from NW

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalyan Was very compassionate knowledgeable and detailed

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March 21, 2021

5.0

She takes time and listens

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March 19, 2021

5.0

I have had good results

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March 12, 2021

5.0

She talks to me and explaine everything to me and help me

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Her knowledge compassion and empathy

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February 22, 2021

5.0

She is friendly

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Total professional. Took time to listen and explained everything carefully and considerately.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Shes terrific.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

She is extremely knowable and knows how to explain your condition where you can understand it

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalyan has a laser focus on her patients so that they receive the best possible care

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Again, very kind, detail oriented and caring conversations.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

She knows her business.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

She is very caring, very knowledgeable ,never rush you, and highly regarded.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Was very comfortable discussing my symptoms and answering questions.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable and helpful determining next steps for my care.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and knowledgeable. She was answering all my questions patiently. Spent a lot of time with me. Thank you.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

She's good at what she does and knowledgeable. She also shoes she cares and have patience for her patients questions.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

She is the best at what she do.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

She is super nice and also very professional.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

She has a great demeanor for oncology

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Did a very good job of explaining everything concerning my cancer and future treatment.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Thorough discussion of all issues and options.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

She is the best. Very caring and compassionate.

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January 01, 2021

5.0

I like Dr Kalyan

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  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC)
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