Emily A. Gilley, MD

Emily A. Gilley, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2007
Internship:
National Capital Consortium - 2008
Residency:
Naval Medical Center (San Diego) - 2012
Fellowships:
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center - 2015

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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

Health System Clinician, 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:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

637 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Explained everything in simple terms, pictures included. Very professional and Wonderful bedside manner

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Besides her skills as a Doctor, her bedside manner is second to none. She was able to explain what we need to have done and why in a manner that was easy to understand. Answered all questions I had.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley was very patient and did a thorough job of explaining the injury and treatment.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Like everything about Dr. Gilley. I like "bedside manner" approach, and feel at once at ease. She's thorough, yet no nonsense. Love her energy and attitude. Her care has consistently resulted in great results.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Muy buena attention y Buenos diagnostics y decisions medicas.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Listens to your problem; explains her diagnosis, prognosis and treatment very clearly; compassionate

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr was very knowledgeable and friendly

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March 24, 2022

5.0

I’ve had 4 surgeries by her, all excellent

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March 24, 2022

5.0

First meeting....very favorable

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March 24, 2022

5.0

She listened & tell u start up front & try to help in anyway

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March 21, 2022

5.0

El trato fue excelente

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Same, doctor fully explained

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Explained procedure and the procedure helped my inflammation.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Very nice, professional and explained everything clearly .

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Super friendly and very thorough in explanations

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Have confidence in her expertise and she has a pleasant presence.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Caring, listens to me, excellent doctor.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent communication

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley is extremely knowledgeable, caring and personable. Her recommendations for treatment and options were honest and clearly explained the pros and cons of surgery. I felt I was in good hands!

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March 01, 2022

5.0

She is a exceptional doctor and I like her.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

I love her calm professional demeanor she’s personable professional and overall very nice and very good at explaining her rationale

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February 24, 2022

5.0

We’ll informed. Answered all my questions. Explained throughly. Very personal e.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley is a wonderful doctor.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Just all around great feeling with the whole team of staff.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She's a very caring and concerned physician

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough, very willing to both answer and anticipate questions, and always open to input.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Her clarity and explanation was helpful.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Patient and thorough. Happy to take the time and explain my injury and next steps

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley is an extraordinary orthopedic surgeon! I have full confidence in her skills! She’s extremely professional and conscientiousness! Every procedure I’ve had she takes the time to explain everything and patiently answers all my questions. She’s reassuring and has a wonderful bedside manor

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January 29, 2022

5.0

She seems very knowledgeable and has terrific bedside manner

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Plus clearly discussed options.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent doctor.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Dr.Gilley made sure she got the X-rays she needed to make sure my hairline wrist fracture wasn’t to the point of surgery, she answered my questions to the best of her knowledge, she is very nice and caring

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Professional and nice

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January 19, 2022

5.0

She Seemed genuinely concerned with my after surgery concerns. We took X-rays of my thumb and she explained with the X-ray So I understood that I have arthritis

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley was thorough, listened to me, and provided options for care.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley was thorough in what to expect before and after surgery and I felt confident in her ability as a hand surgeon.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gilley is so far above my expectations that a score of only 10 is not meaningful enough. She & her team worked together in a very efficient, kind, and professional manner at the same time teaching & listening to me. Thank you!

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December 30, 2021

5.0

She’s the best.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough, experienced, knowledgeable and pleasant.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

She’s very knowledgeable and doesn’t rush you

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December 21, 2021

5.0

She was very down to earth, very knowledgeable

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gilley is obviously quite knowledgeable and she was very good communicating my issue with me. She took the time to have a thorough conversation with me and I left feeling all bases were covered. I would recommend her to anyone having hand/bone issues.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gilly went out of her way to explain everything that was going to be done for the surgery to me and my wife before surgery, she made me feel comfortable during surgery enough that we were talking during it. everything was perfect, I thank her very much.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She’s the nicest person and doctor I have met

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Thorough diagnostics - explores all options and consults with other team members. Manages a very competent staff. Very thorough in explaining test results and plan of care. I'm delighted with my experience with Dr. Gilley, her team, the x-ray and MRI technicians and the radiologists.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Her reviews are great!

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December 09, 2021

4.0

She answered all my questions and performed her job in a very friendly way.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable about my problem and spent time to explain my condition and offered several options to assist

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Very efficient

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Emily A. Gilley is a talented surgeon who cares about her patients. She makes sure patients are fully informed and comfortable before procedures or surgeries are performed.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and explained everything very well.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

She is thorough, takes her time, listens well, and explains clearly options and possible outcomes. Also takes all factors into consideration in making treatment recommendations.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Gilley professional and knowledgeable

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November 23, 2021

5.0

She’s the best Kind smart caring all of the above

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Very personable, informative and helpful.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

She is thoughtful, respectful, listens, and answers any and all questions.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gilley has provided excellent care to my son. She took time to answer our questions, was friendly & approachable, & is very knowledgeable re her field.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Words cannot describe how Dr Gilley both educated & administered treatment while making me feel at ease & that I was her only concern during the entire appointment. I’m already feeling 100% better.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

She took time to explain my current condition and my options for care

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November 15, 2021

5.0

She did an excellent job of explaining what was wrong, what tests should or could be done and what treatment options were available.

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November 15, 2021

4.0

She has a good bedside manner.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

She is one of top doctors we have worked with anywhere. Answers all questions clearly and explains options for treatment;

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor deeply committed to her patients knows when to take her time and go over things but can also tell when you’re in a rush to get to the next appointment and just has the highlights.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Very caring and took time to explain everything and answer my questions

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Lovely, caring Doctor who was thorough and answered my questions.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Gilley is great. Her demeanor is spot on & her skill level is superlative. She would definitively be high on the recommendation list!

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. is extremely thorough very flexible and has a great bedside manner.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Very encouraging and complimentary!

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November 04, 2021

4.0

Really Friendly , I wish she would have explained or compared what is normal or average

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, and personable

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October 30, 2021

5.0

She was professional, a great knowledgeable doctor and just a pleasure all around.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Warm Engaging Knowledgeable Positive Excellent recommendations

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. Takes her time to explain and to answer all questions.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Very detailed and caring

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October 16, 2021

5.0

She was thorough and kind.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Gilley is friendly and knowledgeable. She put me at ease and the cortisone injection was not as bad as I had expected.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She listened and was reasonable in her explanations

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October 04, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very professional and experienced with my type of injury.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable, very professional, explained in detail the options.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

promptness of the seeing the doctor.Professional mane of the medical Teck ,bedside manner and expertise of the Doctor.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

I felt well informed

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Me reviso muy detalladamente y busco el más mínimo detalle para resolver mi problema. Me dejo todo muy claro.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

She explained everything. Gave me options. And she's the only doctor of three who recommended I have an MRI. The others felt they would know what they are dealing with once they opened me up. I did not like that at all. She is a comforting doctor and a wonderful human being! Northwestern should be honored in having her on staff!

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September 24, 2021

5.0

She is very personable and spends time with you to make sure all questions are asked and answered

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gilley was amazing. She understood the wrist injury and my concerns. Her being a golfer also made it easier to understand how it happened and she developed a reasonable approach and strategy for my care. Highly recommend her for any hand or wrist problem

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September 20, 2021

5.0

She was very friendly and explained everything to me

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September 19, 2021

5.0

She was not satisfied with my original wound care and personally redid my bandages.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Procedure was performed safely & promptly.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Seemed to listen well

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She’s terrific!

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Great Specialist

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September 07, 2021

5.0

the best ?? Doctor

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August 27, 2021

5.0

She was professional, very patient with my 93 year old mother.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Fue muy profesional!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Explained everything. Welcomed questions. Very friendly.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

She was great explaining everything to me.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gilley is a knowledgeable, personable doctor who provides excellent care.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Very personable and very professional. Extremely knowledgeable

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Shes caring, informative, and punctual.

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Disclosures

Emily A. Gilley, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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