David M. Kalainov, MD

David M. Kalainov, MD

4.8 
231 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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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:
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 (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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
231 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.7
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

43 Reviews
November 03, 2019

I found the caring physician to be confident and trustable

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November 01, 2019

Doctor K is the BEST!!!!! I wish I could go to him for every medical issue I have. It is without a doubt that his professional standard(s) used be as the Gold Standard his peers should be measured against. Dr K has my complete confidence. Let me explain just how confident and trusting I am in him...I live in Flordia and flew back to Chicago to see him. Enough said!!!

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October 25, 2019

Dr. Kalainov had reviewed my records prior to seeing me which was so helpful.

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October 13, 2019

great doctor

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October 13, 2019

I was impressed with the doctor, I thought he did a good job. I would see him again.

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October 01, 2019

Dr Kalainov is really personable. He answered all my questions and gave me confidence.

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September 29, 2019

excellent doctor

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September 09, 2019

Dr. Kalainov was great! He answered my husband an my questions. He even drew a diagram of what he was going to do when I have surgery on his hand. He made this surgery sound not so scary.

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August 08, 2019

Appointment felt rushed. I didn't feel that I had adequate time to ask questions.

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May 30, 2019

articulate, complete and friendly. appreciated because I scheduled surgery

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May 24, 2019

Very positive

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May 14, 2019

Dr Kalainov was detailed explaining my problem and alternatives with drawings and X-ray back-up.

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May 07, 2019

My mother and I are so impressed of the way Dr. Kalainov talked with us about my condition, even just on the 1st appointment meeting. He made us comfortable to ask any concerns,questions and he listened, answered and explained them well. He made us feel at ease, relaxed to ask questions not rushed us to insinuate that he had another patient to see.

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April 14, 2019

excellent doctor, knowledgeable, friendly, kind

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April 13, 2019

Dr Kalainov is an excellent doctor. He's kind and compassionate

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March 29, 2019

*Dr. Kalainov was superb. Professional, friendly & brought humor to the equation.

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March 18, 2019

I am blessed to find Dr. David Kalainov. I know that I will be taken care of by one of the best!

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March 05, 2019

This was a lovely visit. I felt I was able to advocate for myself, and also felt I was receiving exceptional care and the provider had appropriate expertise in his specialty area.

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February 28, 2019

very friendly and approachable doctor

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February 09, 2019

Very kind and knowledgeable

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January 24, 2019

Dr. Kalianov is exceptional. He is the rare surgeon who is both extremely competent and able to exhibit true compassion and caring.

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January 17, 2019

I have already recommended the doctor to two friends, one of which has already been to him for a consultation.

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December 29, 2018

Have been a patient of *Dr. Kalainov for sometime, have always felt comfortable about next steps or what to expect.

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December 26, 2018

good

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December 21, 2018

I cannot say enough about Dr. Kalainov!!! He is not only an excellent surgeon but also a great man. I am a walking billboard for him. I am truly grateful to him & his wonderful staff!!!

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December 11, 2018

good experience

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November 24, 2018

Dd Kalainov was great

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November 22, 2018

Have been seeing Dr. Kalainov for various hand problems for a while. He is great. one of my favorite doctors.

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October 26, 2018

Have already recommended *Dr. Kalainov.

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October 15, 2018

good

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August 16, 2018

My referral to Dr. Kalainov was injury related and resulted in surgery, the outcome of which has surpassed my expectations. During the course of my care, Dr. Kalainov was informative and attentive. He also provided realistic projections of my alternatives and the pace of rehabilitation and recovery, sometimes things I didnt want to hear. He is a great doctor.

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August 02, 2018

Dr. Kalainov is top notch in every way. Excellent surgeon, caring person with excellent professional and people skills.

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July 27, 2018

very good

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June 21, 2018

*Dr. Kalainov is exceptional. One of the most competent & professional physicians I have dealt with.

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June 10, 2018

excellent experience

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June 09, 2018

I wish every doctor and doctors office could take a lesson from Dr. Kalainov and his staff on the way to give good medical care and make it a pleasant experience for the patient.

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April 16, 2018

Very nice.

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April 06, 2018

Dr Kalainov is outstanding in every way. He is just very busy.

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April 04, 2018

I have referred a number of people to Dr. Kalainov.

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April 03, 2018

Dr. K has been extremely helpful to problem i had with my left hand in 2014 and now with right. He's an excellent doctor, and unusually effective in describing the problem, explaining the treatment. I have total confidence in him.

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March 11, 2018

Incredible doctor, very professional, shared all relevant information.

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March 06, 2018

Doctor K was very good.

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February 20, 2018

Dr. Kalainov matched my sense of humor about my elbow hairline crack with his own. He has great ability to relate with his patients.

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