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

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5.0
5.0 

294 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He is very personable and asked a lot of questions. He also gave good information.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He takes time with me and I have complete confidence in him.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Courtesy and kind and showed actual concern.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

He's so patient and answered all my questions. The best!

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Despite his being an expert, I appreciate his COMPASSION, KINDNESS, and willingness to LISTEN to the patient.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He takes time and explains everything in detail. I never feel rushed and he appears interested in me …. He is very thorough.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

after meeting with him one time he listened to me more than all of my multiple physicians in the past. He hears my voice and actually is compassionate and I am confident that I am in outstanding hands with him and the team at NW. He explained things and I trust and am totally confident that he will work with the team to get me the best care. I am so grateful to be under such care. Thank you, Dr.Abad.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

A caring physician and made sure he answered all our questions in detail.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

He has been so careful about following my questionable pancreas! It has made me feel safer.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Abar and Nurse Carrie have exceeded our expectations with their responsiveness, professionalism, and kindness.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. John Abad listens intently to my concerns then explains it well to keep me assured that there's a surgical team with each one's expertise that will be utilized on the day of the surgery.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is professional.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He is caring and doesn’t rush the appointment. He answered all of my questions and was very patient with me

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Compassionate Caring Answered all my concerns And questions. Easy to talk to

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January 15, 2022

5.0

I respect his expertise and willingness to explain options, including me in decision making.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abad is extremely patient and informative. He takes the time to explain all details and is upfront about diagnosis. He makes you feel he's really on your side

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Liked his bedside manner. He took his time, was honest, compassionate.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He has a great bed side manor. He never talked down to me and explained everything in a way I could understand.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He's very professional and knowledgeable, but friendly at the same time.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Attentive, helpful, knowledgeable and confident

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He is a very personable and nice guy and very professional and made me feel good about what he was going to do

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He listened and showed true concern. Was direct but sensitive. Strong eye contact. You knew he was present.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad always takes his time and explains everything when answering my questions and discussing my condition.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad was professional yet reassuring. He took time to explain my condition, his assessment of what was needed, and then answered all my questions. I never felt rushed I was reassured by his background and experience with my medical condition.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad is a wonderful surgeon, doctor and person. I am extremely fortunate to be under his care.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

He is one of the best doctor!

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November 13, 2021

5.0

He spent the necessary time with me and explained everything well.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad and Marianne Huml are caring, thorough, good listeners and good connectors in addition to being great at their jobs. Highly recommend.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He treats you as a fellow human being. He gives very detailed explanations and makes sure you understand every step. He is not an aloof doctor who tells you what to do, he has a conversation with you, is honest but gentle with the good and bad. He listens, he's personable, he's caring. And he is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. He knows what he's doing and he does it well. You can trust him.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Brilliant, kind, focused on me as a patient. Listens.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad took so much time with me, didn’t rush me, answered every question I had, I did not feel like I have with many doctors, Like they just wanted to hurry up tell me what’s wrong and move onto the next patient! He explained to me exactly what was going on in my body and what we were going to do moving on. This doctor is very refreshing and I am extremely happy I found him!

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Again, not much experience. But did feel very comfortable and appreciated that he took time to answer all my questions.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable. Really takes time with you to make sure you understand and are happy with your plan of care!

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Very kind, patient, caring Didn’t seem to mind all my questions or seem in a hurry to get to next appointment

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He is very skilled and speaks in an easy yo understand manner. He takes his time and does not rush through the appointment.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

I felt extremely comfortable and confident in him and his treatment plan.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

He is caring and willing to listen. He set me at ease.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain things. Polite!

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abad was great. He was confident, personable, and did not make you feel rushed.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Abad was thorough in the review of my case and comprehensive in his explanation of my specific issue. Dr Abad has a genuine caring bedside manner which is comforting and trusting

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October 02, 2021

5.0

He is so caring. So happy he was able to do my surgery. Wonderful surgeon!

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He us very caring, kind and just the best!

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Overall nice, smart, able/skilled doctor

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Great compassionate Dr. with a great bedside manor.

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September 11, 2021

5.0

He is compassionate and offers different options for care. He also includes my issues at hand to gather from other surgeons and doctors to provide me options as well. He listens to me, understands my concerns and responds to what is needed for betterment of my health.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

He made me feel comfortable

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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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Disclosures

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

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