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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

1934 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 26, 2022

5.0

I was happy with the care.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Everything was easy

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He was very professional

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Honest very helpful.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Alam, a leader in his field, has built a program that is an invaluable city resource, is so very well-informed, personally involved, sensitive and considerate.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable doctor with good manners. Good explanation

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Explains everything in a concise and logical manner

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Alam was very pleasant, explained what he was doing, and offered plenty of time for me to ask questions.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Reputation and good results after at least 3 procedures over the years

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Exceptionally kind and attentive to patient comfort and healing. Extremely knowledgeable about treatment and options.

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March 14, 2022

4.0

He is good at his job, but did not greet me or say good bye. Seemed rushed

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Very caring and obviously very experienced.

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March 12, 2022

4.0

Consistently very long waiting times in the office.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

his competency and generosity in sharing information. I also approve of his offering his time to new dermatologists in training

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He’s the best

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He listened to our problem and came up with an excellent plan to treat my daughter.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

a wonderful physician with a wonderful well-organized program.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

His professionalism and takes time to explain in detail.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician with an equally excellent staff.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He’s amazing. Worked with me when my pathology reports from a different dermatologist didn’t come through. Great bedside manor.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Personable, thorough, exceptional credentials. I also like that he’s a teacher/mentor to others, and trusts his staff enough to use the effectively.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Quick good work he was in and out fast but did good work

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Good team!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, has a very good team and aside from being and expert in his field he is very reassuring.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He is authentic

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March 02, 2022

5.0

So nice and easy going

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Again, the attentive, informed, and very helpful medical care delivered in a personal and pleasant manner.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable dermatologist and highly competent surgeon, with a wonderful manner in relating to patient.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Took as much time as I needed to explain my diagnosis, prognosis and answer all of my questions b

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He takes his time and really listens

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February 22, 2022

0.0

He met me and was knowledgeable and empathetic with excellent bedside manner. I like him and trust him.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Explain everything they were going to do to me before they did it

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Recently switched to Dr Alam. Good move on my part!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

I met Dr. Alam today for the first time. His warm and caring personality won me over on his first hello. I assumed I was in good hands because Dr. Choi recommended him, but now I feel much more comfortable and not scared about my upcoming surgery.

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February 21, 2022

4.0

Very talented, very nice and did a great job

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February 21, 2022

4.0

Quick care however extremely long wait

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February 20, 2022

5.0

he and his staff were very proficient, attentive, and pleasant.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Nice dr

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February 20, 2022

4.0

Great doctor but always running late.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Alam was very knowledgeable of my issues and he was able to answer all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend my friends and family members to Dr. Alam.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Everything extremely well organized and staff friendly competent professional and patient - Drs Lee & Alam were fantastic - my nurse was the best

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February 18, 2022

5.0

seemed very competent

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He strives for a 100 % client satisfaction.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Like the doc and support team

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and kind. Explained the situation and process and answered every question I had.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Cared. Explained everything.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He is a good listener and answers all my questions too. He is very calm and always offers options too. Also, he truly cares about your issue at hand!

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February 15, 2022

3.0

Dr. Alam has a great bedside manner and is a good doctor who listens, which is great. He performed the procedure very well too. =

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February 14, 2022

5.0

It was a good visit.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very nice, knowledgeable.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

He is a a compassionate and very reassuring person. He is knowledgable.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent as is his Fellow.

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February 11, 2022

4.0

Dr. Alam was great. Quick, fast and efficient. very personable and his witty comments made me feel less nervous

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional, nice and calming.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Listens, very informative & knowledgeable & a pleasant, easy manner.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He has always taken tremendous care of me.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Caring and informative

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Experience and skill

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Great doctor.

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February 07, 2022

4.0

He’s very good, tho these days his fellows seem to do most of the actual work. I miss the time when the doctor himself actually treated the patient.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Upbeat and thorough

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He also had a nice demeanor and approach.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Alam has fantastic bedside manner. Very calming and takes time to explain everything to you.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He’s great!

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Alam’s reputation, expertise, sills, results.

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February 01, 2022

4.0

Likeable guy. Efficient, but very quick and matter of fact

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January 31, 2022

4.0

Dr. Alam (once he arrived) was professional and listened to my concerns regarding a surgical procedure. He offered several alternatives and explained them clearly.

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January 31, 2022

3.0

Very nice Dr

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Everything was great.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He is courteous and to the point in describing details of any procedure

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Honest Trustworthy Good listener to concerns/questions Professional

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He and his team are great. They really care.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and easy to talk to as far as concerns, clear explanation of the process and most important very friendly and reassuring manners

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Alam is caring and thorough!

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He did everything I would want a clinician to do -- telling me what to expect and providing all the information I needed

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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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Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS)

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