Murad Alam, MD

Murad Alam, MD

4.6 
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Primary Specialty

Mohs Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Yale University School of Medicine - 1996
Internship:
University of Michigan Health System - 1997
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2000

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology (Certified)
  • American Board of Dermatology - MOHS-Micrographic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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

4.6
4.6 

1790 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Efficent

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He was quick, efficient, and very funny. It's extremely difficult yet very important to make your patients laugh, and if ever needing a derma surgery in the future, I know who to turn to. Thank you Dr. Alam!

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly and considerate. Did very nice work

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient and willing to explain to me what was needed to deal with my problem.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam was good too.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He's one of the best. Good surgeon

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Professional & Courteous - Answered all my questions in a way I could understand

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Surgical expertise

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Quality care and exceptional service.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Personable, professional, and obviously enjoys his work.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

As the above with great competence and personal attention and assurance

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is very nice, explained everything. I feel very confident in his care

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent credentials and skills.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam was awesome. He made sure all my questions were answered and that I was comfortable with the procedure.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam is one of the most skillful and empathetic doctors at NM.I strongly recommend that NM arrange to convey the message to all of its physicians that empathy and caring are important requisites in the making of an excellent doctor.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He is professionally excellent and a fine person.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

The doctor made me feel comfortable

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August 23, 2021

0.0

Besides the wait - which I tolerated because he has done good work in the past - this time he was in the room for less than a minute and then without comment had his fellow do the procedure. If I wanted some fellow working on me I wouldn't have waited for 90 minutes. Not even checking in on the fellow's work nor how I was doing made it clear he had zero interest in his patient. Which is too bad because the only reason I am willing to sit and wait for him was because he used to have a wonderful bedside manner.

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August 23, 2021

2.0

He's very nice, but the long wait times are a big deterrent

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Very clear regarding treatment. Answered all questions my questions.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

HIs professionalism and bedside manner are very comforting; his knowledge of the issue, performance and attentiveness are outside the box. I knew I was in very capable hands. Thank you.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Personable

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August 18, 2021

4.0

It was only a quick consultation so I don't know if a 10 is warranted yet.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam really put me at ease before and during my procedure. He answered my questions and explained what he was doing as things went along. Dr. Alam was very personable and caring.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Very straight forward with the information I wanted

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor who seem to care for his patients.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Very helpful On time

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Friendly doctor and I felt like I was in good hands

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Consummate Professionals

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He was nice and funny and very calming. Seems rare in some doctors. His PA was great too. I feel very good about the care I received.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very skilled surgeon with very good results and is personable and informative.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explained everything thoroughly.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Expertise. Teamwork with Dr. Lee. Fine support staff.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

DR Alam is the best in his field.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and took time to explain things to me

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August 06, 2021

3.0

Dr Alam seems very good. Overall, he seems like an experienced and talented doctor for Mohs surgery and generally a good communicator. However, when I had my first round of Mohs there were two fellows with him. I assumed that the fellows would be observing and learning from Dr Alam performing the procedure. There was no discussion/disclosure that they would be involved in performing the procedure and they covered my eyes before beginning the procedure so I could not easily see what each person was doing. During the first round I came to realize that although Dr Alam was talking me through what was happening, it was one of the fellows who was actually cutting into me. I also needed a 2nd round and Dr Alam did not even come into the room for the 2nd round. The fellow who performed the 2nd round did not communicate at all and the procedure seemed significantly rougher and rushed than the 1st round. Unlike when Dr Alam was in the room for the 1st round there was no forewarning of what would happen next (e.g., the cauterizing process). There should be full communication before the procedure begins about what role, if any, is intended for anyone other than Dr Alam with an opportunity for the patient to say yes or no to the proposed role of the fellow, particularly considering this procedure was cutting into two locations on my face. I was very uncomfortable with what was happening during the 2nd round, but I was put in a very difficult position to address it. I still do not know the name of the fellow who actually performed the procedure. I looked in MyChart today and there are no notes or records related to what happened, what was found, what was done during the procedure.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam is very skilled at reviewing skin concerns and analyzing oddities quickly; he also trusts his team to handle certain measures that most teaching doctors don't allow for. This improves the learning of the team and improves the patient's confidence in his skill level.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Through heard my concerns Listened and heard made appropriate decisions, I hope

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and professional

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Kept me updated

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August 02, 2021

5.0

very professional

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He and his team are excellent

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Great demeanor, caring, thorough in explaining care, exceptional at cosmetic procedures.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam is so kind and gentle. He is an excellent doctor and craftsman. I see him for two different reasons. He is the nicest Doctor and I always enjoy seeing him.

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July 28, 2021

4.0

Despite my frustration with the waiting, he was a nice man and seemed to know his business.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam is an expert in his field. On my 1st visit he was patient and kind. I had a lot of questions, and he answered them all. I did not feel rushed.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Explains treatment results and follow up vey specifically .

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July 26, 2021

5.0

I have confidence in the care I receive from Dr. Alam and the NW staff.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam is superb because of his care and concern for the patient. His show of respect towards patients is very high, he offers conservative cosmetic advice which is what most patients need.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam is capable and kind. He answered my questions and has a nice manner with what is a scary procedure (Mohs).

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Professional

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July 24, 2021

4.0

Not much interaction with Dr

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July 22, 2021

5.0

My impression that he is a very competent doctor and has good judgment along with good people skills

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very professional!

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is a top doctor

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July 18, 2021

5.0

He was great!

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July 18, 2021

5.0

his ability and sense of humor

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam is an outstanding Derm Surgeon and one of the most, if not the most academic derm surgeon in the country.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

second time he has removed a carcinoma and done with great care

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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July 16, 2021

4.0

Dr. Alam and his staff do a wonderful job, however, each time I come for an appointment they are running anywhere between 1-2 hours late.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very good bedside manor and efficient removal of my Squamous cancer

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Clearly professional and I liked his sense of humor.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam is awesome, very professional! And listens to the patient

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Confidence in his skill from My Prior experience with him Kind Upbeat

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very nice

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled and qualified doctor. Great communication with me as the patient.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

The way he works with people

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He is great to work with, explains things well & made me feel calm

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Detailed explanation of procedures Professional care, great bedside manner

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manners

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He's a very comforting physician. Friendly and caring. Made me feel quite relaxed.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Empathy, professional, and skillful.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Professional

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Did a wonderful job + good bedside manner.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Explained everything. Skilled surgeon. Extraordinarily pleased.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and explained all I was looking to understand

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Favorite doctor ever. He's just one of the best in his specialty and a great person, too.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent care provider. Personable. Answered questions patiently.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. Made me feel comfortable.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam was friendly and seems very skilled and knowledgeable in his work.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Straightforward and answers all my questions

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Alam is probably the most exceptional doctor to care for me. Aside from his skill, which is a given, he takes the time to address all concerns and is prepared to listen to preferences and ideas of his patients. This was illustrated today when I requested that we consider a vaccine that is starting to be used for squamous cell cancer: he immediately undertook to have the vaccine checked for interactions with the many drugs that I am taking. We also set up a plan for dealing with the recurrent incidences of that cancer. He also was amenable to seeking a second pathology opinion on my latest biopsies.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Empathetic, professional, experienced, knowledgeable,

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Very nice dr

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June 21, 2021

3.0

Dr Alam was phenomenal but had some concerns with procedure performed and bedside manner of physician assistant

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June 21, 2021

5.0

So kind! Gentle and explained everything!

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Alam was very kind and answered all my questions. I felt very confident about a plan going forward after discussing everything with him.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He appears Very competent and has excellent patient communication skills.

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June 17, 2021

4.0

Dr. Alam seems competent and his manner is pleasant, but he is always rushed.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Quality of care

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Procedure was quick and pain free.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He is good and is very attentive

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He was kind and considerate.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Alam is excellent... he has a very kind bedisde manner, he always lets the patient know what's coming next, he speaks confidently.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

The entire team was very professional, and when I needed a referral and appointment for further work that day, they took care of all the details. Wow!

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November 14, 2020

5.0

He was nice and worked very quickly

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