Seth M. Pollack, MD

Seth M. Pollack, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Medical Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences - 2005
Residency:
George Washington University - 2008
Fellowships:
University of Washington - 2011

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

144 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

A true sarcoma specialist w amazing knowledge of treatment options w a kind & gentle human touch

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Pollack doesn’t give up and truly cares for his patients. I know he truly loves what he does and is always looking out for the best options for his patients. Thank you ever so much Dr Pollack for always caring!!

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pollack listens to my concerns and symptoms and works with me to come up with the best course of action

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March 12, 2022

4.0

His care is good except have not explained my MRI & catscan results , any questions should be on portal ,and still no call back except nurse responds with vague answers.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

His knowledge of my type of cancer is more comprehensive than most oncologists.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pollack shows concern for me and my family while providing world class treatment for my Sarcoma. He is amazing!

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Sarcoma speciallalist with a lot on knowledge. Easy to understand and answers all questions

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January 17, 2022

5.0

keeps me informed of whats going on

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He seemed very knowledgable

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Experience and professionalism

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Very polite and gives me hope in my care.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

His expertise and caring is remarkable

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Very please with him

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January 04, 2022

4.0

He is easy to understand. He talks through the options to make sure you are a part of the treatment plan as well.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack and his team of Elka and Sue work so well together. All 3 are compassionate and very knowledgeable health care providers. I feel comfortable asking questions whether it be during a consultation with Dr. Pollack or a phone call with Sue or Elka.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Good communication skills, has a serious and caring personality, listens well,

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack was great from his bedside manors to his knowledge on my disease he was truly very informed. He was very patient and explained everything he discussed with us. He sat down and heard myself and my girlfriend out and never seemed as he was rushing us. He truly is an amazing doctor and we look forward to future visits.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

His knowledge, expertise, genuine concern and genuine desire for comfort and results was amazing and reassuring.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Super knowledgeable about latest sarcoma treatments, excellent w patient. Listens attentively & answers all questions. Very pleasant discussing terminal sarcomas. Awesome care

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November 19, 2021

5.0

He covered everything regarding my Cat Scan and went over my health history.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very no nonsense. Easy to talk with and smart.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack is extremely knowledgable and has a great way of communicating. I appreciate his straight forward approach and his ability to explain the benefits and risks with various treatments.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Straight shooter

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He’s great! Unbelievable knowledge and expertise with a wonderfully caring demeanor.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He’s very caring willing to try new options and takes his time with you.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

I feel he is knowledgeable

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He explained how trial drugs are helping to control cancer in my body.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

He provides reassurance of my health status.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He explained what needs to be done before I come and see him next week

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Takes time to make sure you understand.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and easy to discuss my problems and treatment. He has a lot of background information

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Quality

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October 11, 2021

5.0

He made me part of the discussion about my care. He didn't make a unilateral decision.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Listened and was interested to any of my health concerns and good bedside manners.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Having recently met Dr. Pollack, I found him to be friendly, truly caring and very knowledgeable about my extensive medical history. I’m confident I am in “good hands” under the care of Dr. Pollack, Sue and Elle.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

He is very calm person , I feel less anxiety and fear of my disease after talking to him.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and supportive

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack is obviously an expert in his field, yet he is easy to talk to and genuinely cares about his patients. He takes the time to listen with compassion. I like how he includes his team of Sue A the nurse practitioner and Elka his nurse. They are gems!

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September 14, 2021

5.0

I need a sarcoma specialist & Dr. Pollack is an industry recognized expert.

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September 11, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and tells it like it is

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Took his time to answer all questions. He is kind and patient.

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollick is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He helped to save my life by getting two surgeons to consult on my case and agree to operate within 24 hours of my visit. I will always be grateful for him!

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August 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent service and care

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack is a world class expert in the very small world of sarcomas. He provides excellent physical care while caring for me as a person.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

he listens he cares he's trying everything possible to help.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Intramuscular mass with fluids developing since last Trial Mar .24 .2021. My left sarcoma leg Pain has been Chronic for few months ,and seems all deptts I have seen have not shown any help, remedy for this Pain.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack has knowledge, skills, experience & expertise. He is also kind, polite, patient & caring.

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July 18, 2021

4.0

First impression was great

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July 15, 2021

5.0

When Dr. Pollack said he had read my chart but would like me to tell him my story, I knew he was the right doctor for me. He is compassionate and kind and I need that as much as I need the professional health care.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack and his PA Sue answer questions and return calls quickly. I know I will have a problem solved quickly.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

High level of experience and professionalism.

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June 30, 2021

4.0

I just met Dr. Pollack. I need to get to know hint better. He was referred by my other physicians.

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack is most knowledgeable in his field and someone you'd definitely like in your corner. He has a calm demeanor and is easy to talk to. During this last visit he was as happy as I was about my good test results. It was great to share my good news with him.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He was not only personal and professional, but gave me more hope in my recovery that I have in the past

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Definitely recommend him. He thoroughly my medical concerns and future treatments.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Explained what to expect after this cycle and see if these Nodules are not further metastasizing by next Scans and MRI Results .

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June 08, 2021

5.0

great doctor

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and explains everything step by step

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May 15, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable, caring and listens to my concerns. He is an excellent addition to Northwestern Oncology.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Honest, open minded, listens

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May 11, 2021

5.0

I have been treated at NM for cancer for the last 5 years. The previous doctors I have dealt with have been competent. Some were very cordial. Today, with Dr. Pollock and his Fellow, I felt like I met doctors that saw me not only as a challenge or an appointment to fulfill, but as a fellow human being. They not only listened. They heard me. Thank you.

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May 05, 2021

4.0

This was my first meeting with him and I will not be able to rate until more interaction with him.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack was very knowledgeable and answered each of my questions with extreme patience and understanding. He did not rush the appointment and I truly appreciated it so much. I didn't feel like a number but more like a true patient of his.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

I felt uplifted after he took time to discuss reasons for my treatment. He showed me the scans from Friday and compared them to scans from 6 weeks ago. He explained what he looked for and educated me what to look for on the scan. I have tried to take an active role in my treatment. Knowledge is power and may help to minimize fear and stress.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pollack is a world class Sarcoma Specialist who provides excellent care, in a caring way.

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April 28, 2021

4.0

First time I met him

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and easy to converse with

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Kind and compassionate Doctor Who takes time to explain your personal situation.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Seemed like a very good specialist

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April 06, 2021

5.0

positive well informed friendly, put me at ease gave me hope for further treatments

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Pollack provided information and guidance.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

He made me feel comfortable and positive. I felt when he walked in the room that I wanted him as my doctor. Informative

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March 28, 2021

5.0

In depth discussions spent plenty of time didn't rush friendly receptive to my questions

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March 27, 2021

4.0

Is synovial specialist

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March 23, 2021

5.0

He helped me understand

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March 19, 2021

5.0

While I'm just getting to know Dr. Pollack, I am extremely impressed with his expertise in providing sarcoma care and for how he shows his care for me as a person.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

This was the first time I met him. He knew my case, was easy to talk to, answered my questions, and was most knowledgeable. He's up to date on current research of my cancer. I felt comfortable that he would provide excellent care.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

It would be great to incorporate opportunities for whole person care form the beginning... social work, financial support, counseling etc. I am going to need them.

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February 21, 2021

5.0

Helpful, seemed very personal, think we can communicate with him well

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Answered difficult questions due to the many sensitive topics.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable & compassionate

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February 09, 2021

5.0

He is more knowledgeable and experienced with the cancer I have.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

This was my first time I met Dr. Pollack and I found him to be very caring and knowledgeable. He spent more that a half hour taking to me and explaining his thoughts on my treatment plan.

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February 06, 2021

4.0

I've just met him. He seems to be a knowledgable and caring provider.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

This was my first time meeting Dr. Pollack and he was very encouraging and knew about my health history. He gave realistic options for me to try. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable in a rare area.

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