David M. Kalainov, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - 1991
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 1992
Residency:
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center - 1996
Fellowships:
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH - 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical 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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1260 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

He is insightful and extremely professional.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Takes as much time as needed to discuss care options.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He’s knowledgeable and nice.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He provides exceptional care

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He's very good. I trust him. He approaches the appointment or surgery or procedure woth a very personal level of focus. Very professional, thorough. Well prepared for appointments. Easy to understand explanations of him and his staff.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very thorough in his approach to diagnosis and treatment. But very conversational and informal.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Personable, extremely accessible and very highly qualified

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Great care, and professional. Explains and answers questions. Spends time to make sure I understand plan for care

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Amazing manner, extremely professional and very relatable.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

A pleasure to deal with. Efficient and extremely skilled. Every treatment has worked.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Professional, personable, and caring.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent service

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. K. He's very professional and has a good sense of humor.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Very conscientious

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is very thorough and makes the patient feels comfortable on the onset

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Have been going to see him for years& he has always fixed my issues

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable with great communication skills.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Kind, patient, great at explaining everything.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He explained and reviewed my issues very well and addressed my concerns

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov's treatments have always been 100% successful. He is skillful and very concerned that I understand the basis of his diagnosis and the treatments prescribed.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov provided excellent care.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Caring, awesome doctor!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He is a very professional and very kind doctor.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and explains all the facets the medical issue.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Just love Dr. Kalainov great bedside manner and great since of humor

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent care and outcome.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is an exceptional surgeon. He listens. He is exceptional at analyzing problems. Really good and professional doctor.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

The healing of my hand.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He includes you in your care plan and is personable.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Expertly qualified, excellent bedside manner, very personable.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, trustworthy, competent and fun

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He’s funny, explains things simply, and is thorough.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He’s the reason I still have an arm and have unbelievable mobility.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

I've been seeing him for a few years. He's knowledgeable, pleasant and takes the time to explain everything.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He has performed two difficult surgeries with multiple fractures & the result has been outstanding. He is highly skilled and talented.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Really listened to me and was extremely professional and caring.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is a fabulous Dr. who gives patients time to discuss conditions and alternatives for care.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely personable, skilled and efficient.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Superb doctor and surgeon

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Had very good results from prior surgery and responsiveness on handling my current problems. Treatment options sound appropriate.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very funny.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

He is great

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Very descriptive and honest

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June 10, 2023

5.0

A very well understanding physician

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Personality and skill.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

He is on it ! Fast but thorough , Bam ! Has all the answers, quickly knows how to treat the problem and explains everything succinctly

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June 06, 2023

4.0

Waited over an hour in exam room.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

On TOP of his Game … Excellent! Appropriate, Intelligent & Resourceful … MOST OBLIGED!!!

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June 05, 2023

5.0

So personable! So professional. And an outstanding doctor. Have had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Kalainov over the years!

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is such a kind knowledgeable gentleman. I had a few problems, and he addressed all of them. I have complete confidence in his care.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Everything about the appointment was perfect.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

exceptional physician, answers questions concisely, lays out next steps, in control

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He answered all my question and took the time to tell me what to expect, I’m very fortunate to know him!

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May 24, 2023

5.0

On time, factual, straight shooter, great bedside manner

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Friendly, proficient, competent.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and great interpersonal skills. Answers all questions and takes his time to make sure all bases are covered. I have great confidence in his advice and recommendations.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Very cheerful, explained everything in details.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Again good doctor

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely Talented and Knowledgeable …

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Explained everything very well! Excellent service

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May 22, 2023

5.0

High level of expertise and great bedside manner.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Friendly, direct, professional down to earth, caring easy to understand. I trust him.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Explained injury and treatment completely

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May 13, 2023

4.0

Generally positive treatment

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May 10, 2023

5.0

He was wonderful/extremely helpful. Above and beyond.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is a skilled surgeon and also gets to know his patients to assure the best outcome.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Good listener; responsive to concerns; thorough explanations. Very personable.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is it very professional, kind, caring individual one treatment

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May 04, 2023

5.0

He’s likeable, he connects with his patient and shows a high degree of expertise in his specialty

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Funny, personable, and he took the time to make sure I Understood.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Explained everything in lay terms, even though I'm a doctor, so I would understand.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He seemed a little rushed but he was wonderful answering all of my questions.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Expert.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

He explains everything and is very gentle

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April 27, 2023

4.0

I have only one initial visit with Dr. Kalainov, he seemed quite nice however I will be able to tell more after my surgery

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is outstanding. He knows what he's doing. I trust what he tells me. He very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

I have recommended him to several friends all of whom have thanked me for the recommendation & have reported that they too like him very much

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April 24, 2023

5.0

He is the best surgeon and his support nurse is the most excellent assistant!

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April 22, 2023

5.0

He is exceptional and see above

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April 21, 2023

3.0

Same reason i feel he never take my case seriously

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April 20, 2023

5.0

I've had excellent outcomes. Dr Kalainov explains thoroughly, answers questions fully.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is a very skilled surgeon and he has an excellent team working with him.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Reputation, expertise, experience, personable.

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