John J. Friedewald, MD

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Primary Specialty

Nephrology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - 1998
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2001
Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University - 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
5.0 

81 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

37 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

37 Reviews

August 26, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly and explained all and if I had questions he answered them.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring, takes time to answer all my questions.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

He's always very professional and pleasant to work with, plus I really feel that he is an expert in his field, so I trust him explicitly.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Informative and great attitude.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Clear with instructions, answers to questions

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June 29, 2023

5.0

whenever I have a question I receive answers in timely fashion

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Friedewald is very professional & knowledgeable.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Because John J. Friedewald it’s the best MD for care

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He is outstanding in his field. Always there to support & help.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Friedewald was absolutely amazing!! He showed empathy interjected humor and explained what to expect in a very easy to understand way. He also treated my daughter like she was his own child. Can’t say enough good things about the doctor!

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Very warm and friendly and at the same time knowledgeable and professional. I felt very comfortable with my upcoming kidney donation after discussing the procedure with him.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

I have no issues or complaints.

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March 04, 2023

5.0

He is extremely careful in decision making and would explain to me in details. Very cordial and friendly as well.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor explains everything as it should be 100% recommended

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February 09, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough explaining and listening to my concerns.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

The best

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Very nice person

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Friedewald is the best. Goes out of his way to be helpful. He is so kind and friendly.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Friedewald is a great provider! He is kind, patient, extremely friendly & professional! He spent a lot of time with me explaining things thoroughly while answering any questions I had. I know he absolutely has my best interest at heart and I know I’m getting great care.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Takes time and listens. Accessible

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Very good bedside manner!👍🏿

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Thorough. Takes time to listen. Very professional.

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December 30, 2022

5.0

Took the time to answer all questions. Took my feelings into consideration, felt very comfortable with him. My son was impressed with the way he didn’t make us feel rushed and answered all questions.

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December 10, 2022

5.0

Personable, very knowledgeable and don't have to wait too long.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

Warm, professional, reliable, and highly skilled. Outstanding.

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November 18, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable caring n find ways to the best treatment he can give you. He has time to listen to you n a good teacher for d new Drs.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Friedewald is a great physician, knows and cares about me and I fully trust him to do the best for me. His communication style is clear and he is extremely knowledgeable about latest research in transplant medicine.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Personable and very smart and knowledgeable.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Friedewald has taken such good care of me for almost 12 years and is very caring.

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November 07, 2022

5.0

He listens and uses data along with physical exams to determine what is best for me. He is a cool cat.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

Medical expertise. Great listening skills. Practical approach. Sense of humor.

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October 11, 2022

5.0

He's a good doctor and knows what he's doing.

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October 07, 2022

5.0

Very smart Dr But he is also very nice

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September 06, 2022

5.0

He great,friendly, informative,,cheerful, and the personality makes you feel that what ever info. Is giving a solution is given

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September 05, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor! Very compassionate and really listens to patients. Saved my life!

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September 01, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful and very supportive doctor.

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September 01, 2022

5.0

Great care giver.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Sanofi
  • Transplant Genomics (a Eurofins company)
  • UpToDate, Inc.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.