Aparna Kalyan, MD
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Practice Focus Areas
- Anal Cancer
- Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreas Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Small Bowel Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Medical Education:
MD, Flinders University of South Australia - 2005
The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University - 2011
UPMC Medical Education - 2014McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssociate Professor, 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 Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
April 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
Doctor Kalyan is extremely thorough. She thinks through every situation and explains each detail. She always answers all my questions. She has been great about recommending other specialists and communicating with them. She has called me at home with concerns! She is very personable. She shows respect for the staff she works with. She inspires trust and confidence.
December 18, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
October 05, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
September 24, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
September 17, 20215.0 star star star star star
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
June 11, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
June 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
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!
June 04, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
May 14, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
May 03, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
May 01, 20215.0 star star star star star
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
April 30, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
- Genentech, Inc.
- Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC)
- Medical Exchange International, Inc.
- MJH Healthcare Holdings, LLC
- River West Meeting Associates, Inc.
- Servier Pharmaceuticals
- Trinity Health
- Varian Medical Systems Inc.
External Professional Relationships
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