John D. Abad, MD

John D. Abad, MD

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Primary Specialty

Surgical Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2004
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2009
Fellowships:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center - 2006
University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center - 2011

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
5.0 

241 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

He's kind , caring and doesn't rush you ,

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August 21, 2021

5.0

He takes time to talk to you and answer questions

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He listens and explains throughly.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad is an amazing man and excellent Surgeon.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He chose the perfect career he is awesome and caring and great bed side manor !!He is the best !!

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He had a very comforting manner and seems to care very much

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He was thorough, compassionate, and professional. He explained everything very clearly, answered all my questions to my total satisfaction.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Detailed and personable

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July 27, 2021

5.0

BEST DOCTOR EVER!! Love him

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Very patiently explain everything related to the diseases, and showed expertise. And make me feel confidence to treating my disease

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Best doctor in the world

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He’s excellent

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Always has a plan of care for you . Tells you why he is doing what is in the plan and lets you decide what goes knit too

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Extremely nice and knowledgeable. I trust his opinion.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Told me everything about was going on about my test results.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Great doctors!

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May 18, 2021

5.0

I feel he listens to me and is upfront and explains everything so I understand.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Kind, patient, and explains things in detail. I never feel rushed.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

I have a friend who has Dr. Abad and she has been very happy with her care. I am putting my trust in God and Dr Abad. I am assuming he was a very good student at school and is knowledgeable about my care.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad answered our concerns and took time to explain what to do to follow up.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad is the most exceptional Doctor I have ever met and his reputation proceeded him. He is well known and admired.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Took the time to explain.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Super nice doctor, friendly and made me feel comfortable while explaining my test results. He was very informative and shared his concern for future testing.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad is one of the most relatable, professional, and compassionate doctors I have ever had.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Took time with me. Explained all options. Seems very caring.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Impressed by Dr and how he explained everything to me in person and family on the phone.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Straight talk about the problem.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad was very emphatetic and took the time to explain my results and next steps.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Verb thorough and peofessional

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He was a good communicator, both listening and speaking, while accepting questions from both my wife on the phone and me in person. He also was welcoming of good inputs from his NP, not acting like he is the only one who has all the answers.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He’s such a kind and detailed

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April 03, 2021

5.0

I had a pleasant experience with Dr. Abad and I think other patients will also

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March 30, 2021

5.0

I think he is a great doctor

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and explained the procedure a way that was easily understood. Kept me at ease and was concerned for my pain threshold.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He was very informative and friendly handling my situation

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad was very knowledgeable professional and kind and has a great bedside manner. I felt like I could ask ask him anyting that I was concerned about. He is a very nice man.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Explained the surgery and what he will be looking for.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Loved Dr Abad, very intelligent thoughtful and caring

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March 02, 2021

5.0

He answered all of my questions. Very nice bedside manner and I appreciated the time he spent with me.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Takes his time with me and never makes me feel rushed. Answers all my questions.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He’s very be patience provide me the all my question - He will willing to spending time listening my question

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February 20, 2021

5.0

plus If I knew anybody that needed this type of surgery I wouldn't let them use anyone besides him. Hospital should be blessed having such a skilled surgeon. I know I am.

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February 13, 2021

5.0

Very personable and caring

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February 12, 2021

5.0

I feel confident in his care

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February 10, 2021

5.0

I couldn’t put words to describe The way he has been taking care of my heal, very pleased and confident!

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February 09, 2021

4.0

Good dr. And impressed with surgery I had. Thorough and takes time to answer questions.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor and staff.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Answers questions, seems to care, & seems to do a good & thorough job.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Attentive and friendly

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad and his team took very good care of me and were very professional.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad has a wonderfully kind and gentle way of communication.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

I felt very comfortable with Dr Abad with his extensive knowledge and personal concerns to answer all my questions.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST doctor always explains everything so well. He has Great bedside manners. I highly recommend him

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Very understanding and explains things well.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Intelligent, comperent professional who is personable. He listens and responds to questions. He is I very empathetic. Outstanding! Excellent doctor!

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January 12, 2021

5.0

He is one in a million!!!

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January 09, 2021

5.0

All the tests were done at the cancer center and my appointment was made for me at my primary doctor.

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January 09, 2021

5.0

He explains everything well and takes time to answer any questions and concerns before leaving you.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad was very informative and answered all of my questions. I felt very comfortable with our surgical plan which he explained clearly.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

He’s excellent

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Again very knowledgeable and great bedside manner even though I wasn't in bed.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Very easy to talk to and caring. Also, highly recommended.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

He takes his time with me and I never feel he is rushed. I am extremely pleased to have him as one of my doctors

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Listens &. answers completely. Pleasant manner.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

I liked the way he explained the process of my surgery.

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December 12, 2020

5.0

Just look at his educational history. It is top gun in this country. His credentials are impeccable. Wow!

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December 12, 2020

5.0

Competent, friendly, caring, informative.

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Very caring, helpful, and responsive.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad has a wonderful optimistic spirit, and made me feel at ease from the very beginning of my treatment, surgery, and now recovery. I'm very impressed at how detailed he is, and how he kept on top of tracking my blood tests while in the hospital. I would recommend him and his team to anyone who needs his services.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

He is a doctor beyond doctors. Extremely skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated and personable.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

he's very personable

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Warm and friendly. Thorough with explanations.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Very concerned about my health

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Very thorough, makes things easy to understand. When talking with him you feel you have no problem putting your trust in him and his team. Takes the time to talk with you and listens to your concerns.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

He was easy to talk to and seems truly concerned.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Absolutely outstanding care! I feel so well taken care of from appointments to day of surgery to referrals. I am so thankful to have such a great team!

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November 24, 2020

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr. Abad. I found him extremely personable & knowledgeable.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Skill and true compassion. Dr. Abad listened to me, and answered my questions honestly and completely.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad was extremely personable & immediately put me at ease & I felt I was in very capable hands. He explained what & why he was going to do the procedure, while making sure I was comfortable the hour I was there. I hope Dr. Abad's Surgical Oncology services are never needed, but would definitely contact his office If I did & would recommend him to others.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Efficiency and Professionalism while providing me with a comfort level being that it was the 1st time I was at the center & nervous. While waiting to have what turned out to fortunately be a minor procedure, I was able to watch how each person was greeted in the waiting room with kindness & respect as they were brought to see their physician for their treatments.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad is the epitome of what any patient should want in a physician"surgeon, but especially because when dealing with cancer. Dr. Abad took the time that was necessary before the surgery, and now during the recovery, to ensure all my questions were answered completely and in a manner that I could understand. My family and I definitely feel so very blessed that I was fortunate to be in Dr. Abad's care. Fifteen years ago, when living in Ohio, I had prostate cancer, and I chose to travel from the suburbs of Dayton to the Cleveland Clinic for my surgery. When I was diagnosed this past June with esophageal cancer and before meeting Dr. Abad, my family discussed if a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic was necessary. However, after meeting Dr. Abad, I made the wise and proper decision to remain in his care. My family and I are so grateful to Dr. Abad, and we will likely never be able to adequately express our deepest appreciation for his giftedness as a physician and surgeon. In short, Dr. Abad is amazing.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad (and Dr. Wade) are consummate professionals. They are not only highly skilled surgeons but they are attentive to a patient's emotional and physical well-being.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and has a very nice bedside manner.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad was such a compassionate, understanding, comforting doctor! He listened to my concerns and answered my questions in terms I could understand.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Professional, good bedside manner, knowledgeable, kind, and patient.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Same as the reasons above he was exceptional both explaining what I have as well as asking me if I have any questions that he hadn't answered. Who does that. Only North Western Medical.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Nothing is ever too much to asks Dr Abad at the Cancer Center in front of Delnor Hospital and his medical assistant Maryanne were so personable. Dr Abad explained all the aspects of my melanoma and how he was going to excise it. The depth ad width. What type it was the danger of it and his treatment l. I also had a blood draw with Linda who was fantastic. The tech who took me into the room to wait and get my information was fabulous we laughed had good conversation and she was interested in me. The lady at the entrance was so helpful and nice. The receptionist who checked me in was just as nice. I also had an X-ray and an EKG at Delnor both of the techs were friendly and were as well interested in me. I love north Western and Delnor. I was at both locations today 11/3/20. What a great set of teams u have. Good job.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

He explains everything very well and continuously checks on this patients thoroughly.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Well satisfied with the care, I have received.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

He is very good at talking with me

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Wonder ful staff and. Doctor

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October 20, 2020

5.0

He is a very friendly and intelligent doctor that is accomodating with his time. He explains things thoroughly.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Everyone is kind, professional and knowledgeable

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Very attentive, reassuring. Took his time. Answered my questions

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very kind. Kindness goes a long way when you find yourself in a cancer facility

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Educated me on the disease process and what to do

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and professional

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October 06, 2020

5.0

This can relate back to what I initially wrote. Dr. Abad is calming, and interested in me as a person and not just as a patient. Explanations of the results of my MRI were clear. All my questions were answered. I am very thankful for the care.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abad spent time with me going over the results of the MRI. He showed me the screen and explained the findings, taking time to answer all my questions.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

His knowledge, skill, listening skills, empathy, and communication.

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Disclosures

John D. Abad, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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