David M. Kalainov, MD
- Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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Practice Focus Areas
- Arthroscopic Surgery - Elbow
- Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Distal Biceps Repair
- Elbow Replacement
- Elbow Surgery
- Hand Reconstructive Surgery
- Shoulder Surgery
- Medical Education:
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - 1991
Johns Hopkins University - 1992
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center - 1996
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH - 1997
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Certified)
Faculty ProfileClinical 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 Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 24, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr David Kalainov worked on my right wrist.(Repair right wrist). The Surgery went very well. 3 days later I went for follow up: the cast was put away and replaced a light plastic one. I would certainly recommand Dr. David Kalainov
August 17, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Kalainov has great bedside manner. He definitely cares for his patients. He goes above and beyond to make sure you’re are feeling well and definitely cares about his patients needs and getting better. 5 stars
August 13, 20225.0 star star star star star
He paid attention to my concerns, responded with compassion, explained things clearly. Of course I had no way to judge his skill, I had only those qualities, his intelligence, credentials, and my confidence in NM to make an important decision, but you, all of you have justified that confidence. Everyone, the receptionists, the technicians, nurses, and the doctors show that they care, and demonstrate a high level of competence and sensitivity.
July 23, 20225.0 star star star star star
I do not yet know the long term outcome of the surgery, since it was only yesterday, so it’s premature to offer a complete recommendation. However, so far he’s been wonderful. First, he had to pinch hit for Dr Shah who contracted COVID and had to cancel my procedure which was originally schedule for a day earlier. (That was a bit unnerving, to say the least.) On Thursday morning I received a pre op call from Dr. Kalainov. to explain his approach to the procedure. On Friday he came into pre op, very upbeat and clear in his further explanation. I really like the guy.
July 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Kalainov is an outstanding physician who listens to my specific needs, and implements effective solutions for my arm recovery. The entire team of occupational therapists are caring and really help the patients achieve their best input during therapy.
June 17, 20225.0 star star star star star
First time meeting him, he treated me like I had know him for years, listened to my concerns and provided the treatment needed to resolve the issue. Already feeling the positive effects of that treatment.
June 07, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Kalainov is very easy to talk to and listens to my concerns and issues. I feel very comfortable and confident in my conditions and treatment plans. I believe that I'm receiving the best treatment possible.
April 20, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Kalainov is extremely thorough, He gave me at least four options prior to doing Surgery. His nurse Heather is a great asset to him and to Northwestern medicine too. I drove 65 miles to come to Northwestern Chicago. I believe I drove by or there were four Northwestern facilities closer to me. After reading and watching Dr Kalainov’s profile on the NWM website. I knew I was coming to Chicago.
April 13, 20225.0 star star star star star
Great professional and compassionate doctor. He was thorough in explanations, and listened to all my past Ortho problems. Showed me radiographs and explained, and told me Details about his diagnosis, and reiterated practices to maintain to alleviate flare-ups. Honest and Caring practitioner.
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