David M. Kalainov, MD

David M. Kalainov, MD

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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hand Reconstructive Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery

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

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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
Physician 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 

969 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 26, 2021

5.0

Thorough care . Candid explanation.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Explained the procedure, listened to my concerns and answered my questions satisfactorily

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Seems to know his field well. Nice guy

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August 24, 2021

5.0

I appreciated his expertise and ability to integrate his knowledge and my experience and symptoms into a plan very clearly.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Conversation was appropriate and questions were on target to my needs. He had a good personality.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Hes a very good dr

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and dedication

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August 20, 2021

5.0

He is amazing. Explains things that you can understand. Kind and great sense of humor. So glad that I was referred to him.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

I would not recommend a doctor I do not trust

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalainov seems very knowledgeable and explains things so they are extremely easy to understand

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August 03, 2021

5.0

To early to give a recommendation

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

I really liked his ability to communicate clearly while also listening to the concerns that I had. I felt like I could trust him.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

His knowledge and experience was right on. Great Doctor!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. took time to perform necessary tests and explain results and options.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Did great work, very personable and informative

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Great job by a great guy

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. K is a highly skilled hand surgeon and he has an air of confidence in his demeanor that reassured me I made a smart decision to allow him to reset my hands to their full functionality.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

I immediately felt comfortable when I walked into the office. Doctor, nurse, and x-ray technician are very welcoming. Doctor, nurse and I had a few laughs while being treated.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He was friendly. Explained all the treatments in terms that I could understand. He used medical terms I could understand. He showed understanding of the pain I was in.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Good experience

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Caring and very knowledgeable

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, through, and candid

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, very professional and very helpful

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Patient, knowledgeable & very thorough

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Straightforward, professional. Seems to know what hes talking about. Very good.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

The doctor is reliable, caring, and friendly. He has no problems with answering my numerous questions upon each visit. His nurse is always friendly and willing to help as well.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Super friendly and personal

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Very personable and attentive.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He was friendly, knowledgeable and answered all questions well

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, friendly and fun caring

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Though explanations and very kind

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July 12, 2021

5.0

So informative and personal.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

I believed every word he said

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is not only a very skilled physician, his bedside manner and warm approach with his patients is second to none. He once checked in on us at 3:30 am after my sister had been bitten by a dog. Shes a world class violinist and plays with the symphony in chicago. She could have lost her ability to perform if not for his expertise. He is terrific and skilled in both shoulder and hand areas.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Great communicator, listens to his patiensts...Knows his work

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Thorough, friendly

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent treatment

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July 07, 2021

5.0

great communication

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He has great bedside manor, and explains everything clearly to me.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Good reputation and personable

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July 05, 2021

5.0

really great MD explaining everything he was doing and helping understand what was going on during the procedure and making sure that i was pain free during the whole procedure

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly AND very patient explaining my condition, pulling up the ex-rays, showing and explaining them.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Involved, concerned, thorough and compassionate

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Hes very knowledgeable and confident.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Hes the best. Ive been seeing him for 13 years

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff, very informative and take the time to make sure my needs were met -

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June 21, 2021

5.0

He's the best

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Good personality, good care, positive outlooks

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalainov was professional, cordial and positive while addressing my injury and all concerns.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Very friendly seems like he knows his stuff

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Personable and explained my treatment options in a way that was easy to understand.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Muy buen cirujano en su especialidad

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Hes the best!!

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. K has proven his skill as a surgeon and personal ability to connect with me and to have empathy for other circumstances I am currently dealing with.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He walked me through my options -pros and cons and gave a recommendation of which option he would take if he were being treated.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He has always told me everything about my hands

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Very informative, intelligent, great communication skills

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and fun, took time to explain things and my various options for treatment.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Professional and a very nice person

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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May 28, 2021

5.0

I am very favorably impressed with Dr. Kalainov and his staff concerning every aspect of my care: responsiveness, tests, analysis, treatment, explanation, encouragement, next steps, and the improvement I've experienced in following their recommendations since the visit. Thank you.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

With his expert handling of the procedure.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

One of the best physicians I have seen anywhere.

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May 27, 2021

4.0

Felt a little rushed but he was very thorough.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Super nice and gave me plenty of time

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He paid attention to detail. He wa thorough,

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Read the above. Same comment applies.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He's simply the best elbow doc there is.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Past shoulder and hand surgery

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Hes very confident about what needs to be done.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Extremely personable and engaging

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May 14, 2021

5.0

I don't rate10 for anyone.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Hes extremely precise, warm, and his staff is excellent too.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

He answered all my questions about the MRI and what is normal for a man of my age

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Made me feel really comfortable.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalainov care post surgery care is outstanding. He discusses next steps and thoroughly explains options.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

I like that hes so friendly and welcoming. He listens very well. Hes very knowledgeable of his craft. He gets to the point with his professionalism is very Thorough.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He's matter of fact and feels genuine.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Very engaging, explains medical situation in an easy to understand way. Funny guy. Treats you like a friend rather than just another patient... and speaks to you with respect.. He is just a nice human... he is NOT the typical stand-offish, arrogant doctor type.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Hes knowledgeable, gave me the straight story and took care of my issues quickly.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Patient and caring.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Met him discussed my X-rays, treated problem. Very personable and professional. Every member of the staff that I encountered was courteous and professional.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Informative and friendly

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Incredibly friendly. Explained everything thoroughly

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable about my situation and explained process well

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April 28, 2021

5.0

The meetings with Dr. K are always very dynamic and fast-paced but it was great that he put so much thought and care towards my condition, also making sure to give me guidance on how to proceed from now on.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

He's awesome!

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalainov is very skilled and caring as a physician and surgeon. He made sure I understood everything he was doing during the surgery that was performed with only a local. He was also very concerned about my comfort before, during and after the surgery.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Fair, honest, efficient practice

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April 25, 2021

5.0

Knows his stuff.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Kalinov has been my surgeon for many years, I've had two very successful surgeries with him. He is brilliant and very personable. I highly recommend Dr Kalinov.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He was clear. He was professional. He was thorough. He's hands were deft while exploring and interpreting my injury. He diminished the size of my worry considerably.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, Clear, Concise, Personable.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalainov has treated me on 4 other occasions he is incredibly skilled and communicates problems and solutions. He does not pressure or rush a visit or examination.

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