Neena Cherayil, MD

Neena Cherayil, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neurology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Washington University School of Medicine - 2015
Internship:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2016
Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2019
Fellowships:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • Malayalam
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

205 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil and team were so great. I received more insight on my diagnosis and I understand my condition much more.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Caring compassionate and thorough all in one.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She listen to me and thoroughly examine me and did not rush me out of her office.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Staff explained everything thoroughly and answered all of my questions

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Competent mad thorough

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Cherayill is so patient and personable. She takes the time to explain everything to me, answers all my questions and has made me feel extremely cared for on a personal level. I have mental health ebbs and flows that typically make medical visits (and doctors) a point of anxiety for me. She, however, has been the best doctor I have ever worked with. Finally, as a plus size woman, the medical industry is rarely kind. Dr Cherayil and her team are my first exposure to complete comfort at the doctors office. 20/10.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is took time to answer our many questions.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She has excellent expertise and listens to her patients.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She is brilliant and an excellent communicator.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

listens and discusses concerns. Great communication!

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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February 19, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable, supportive, and warm.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She was very nice and answer all my questions.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil exemplifies CARE, WARMTH, and PROFESSIONALISM to her patients. I am lucky and blessed to be one.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She is very sociable ,friendly & caring

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She is trustworthy, warm, intelligent and thorough. Great people skills, she took me through the tests and MRI explaining everything with patience and concern for a my understanding.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She was thorough gave me feedback and explained next steps

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Listened, explained things well

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil was very thorough with my eye exam and neurological issues.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is very smart and very kind. I had lots of questions about my health and she was very patient in answering all my questions.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

I was very upset about my eye problems ,after years of trouble..thought it might be bad news…buy after completing several test she made me feel comfortable and everything was good.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Esoteric and important set of skills

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She is a good doctor.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Cherayil is the finest doctor I’ve seen at NWH. She is clear and concise in her treatment approach, considerate of the patient’s circumstances, and confident in her diagnoses.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Superb professional. Thorough, thoughtful, and extremely smart. Takes everything into consideration, including the patient's worries.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Kind, caring, respectful of my concerns and questions. I believe her diagnosis and the direction she is sending me in for further care will lead to the solution to my problem.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is a knowledgeable and sensitive physician. She does does swift, thorough patient care that puts the patient at ease with her recommendations for care, despite obvious, expected unknowns.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Cherayil is friendly and straightforward, knowledgeable and kind.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and clear concise explanations.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is a gem…sooo knowledgeable in her profession! She explained things in terms I could understand, was thorough in her testing & kind when she had to give me the bad news!!! I feel like I can trust her w/ my neuro-opthmalogy issues & that she will advocate for me w/ the latest treatments available.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and attentive. She explains all in detail. I trust her judgement because of this.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

clearly a really expert in the field. Clear communication of analysis of my symptoms. Provided extremely competent and thoughtful care.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Very nice and answers all questions.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Ella es una doctora amable, buena gente. Me a ayudado mucho en mi progreso y a estado atenta en mis malos momentos. La recomendaría 100%.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Took the time to explain and answer all our questions in a professional manner.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Smart, informative and thorough. Explained why and how she was proceeding. Trustworthy.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Professional and personable

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December 16, 2021

5.0

So friendly and thorough, explained things well and seemed to care and be invested in my treatment and condition.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She made me feel comfortable and reassured and was super sweet.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She does a good job of explaining things after a very thorough examination. She follows up with my other doctors.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil, makes you feel like your health is very important to her. She listens to you and not just push you off and she's off to the next patient. I feel listening is very important part of health care.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

She was very informative and listened.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

She explains her tests and care plan in a very easy to understand manner. Very caring person.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Very satisfactory. I don't often give perfect scores.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

dr was very kind and made me feel comfortable.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgable professional

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Wonderful kind and smart physician

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October 30, 2021

5.0

has been nice.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Very informative visit, Dr Cherayil and Jessica were thorough in both asking and answering questions.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

She explained everything that she was going to do. Talked at my level. Friendly.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

she is amazing at her job as a doctor and a person. She gets the balance of medicine and customer service!

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is not only very knowledgeable but is very down to earth and has a great “bedside” manner.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She is very good and asks a lot of questions and anwers a lot of questions. she is very knowledgeable and willing to work with my other doctors. She is considerate and values my input.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Cherayil made me feel welcome at NW Ophthalmology. She was very thorough and explained my predicament well.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She did a great job of explaining what symptoms made sense for a given diagnosis and what didn’t. I feel like with my next steps, she will have done everything necessary to investigate the issues I’m having. With a different doctor, I’ve felt like they don’t believe what I’m saying or that the symptoms weren’t disconcerting and they didn’t explain why. With Dr Cherayl, she did a good job of explaining why my symptoms could be nothing to worry about and also what to actually be concerned about before our follow up. She gave me a good perspective.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil was fantastic. She explained everything in great detail and was so patient and listened to everything I was concerned about. My issue was a year long process and I felt heard and understood. Highly recommend her as a provider.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

She’s professional, smart and thorough One of the best doctors I have ever met

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September 28, 2021

5.0

very smart, compassionate and educates her patients

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Thorough in her work and informative.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Though I felt no apology was necessary, She immediately apologized for the small delay. I realize everything can't be perfect all the time. She's pretty close. From there, everything went well.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough and answered all my questions.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor us very approachable and engaged.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and took the time to thoroughly diagnose my condition

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Thoroughness, time to explain her diagnosis. Comfortable to question

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Great knowledge, ability to explain complicated terminology and ideas easily. Answered all of my questions.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

She was attentive, concerned, thorough, very personable and explained everything well

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Thorough care, very knowledgeable doctor and wonderful caring manner

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Great "bedside manner". Explains diagnosis and treatment in easy to understand language. Very thorough.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very concerned doctor, very understanding, realistic, well informed

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor who takes the time to discuss concerns, explains things well and is caring .

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very caring and professional.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

She explained what she was doing and why. She was very pleasant.

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May 30, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, thorough, knowledgeable, and concerned. Did not rush the appointment. Explained condition, prognosis, and treatment.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Thorough history, exam, and recommendations

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May 28, 2021

5.0

She was incredibly kind and personable. I felt comfortable talking to her about my health history, even though it was the first time we met. She even looked visibly happy for me after checking my optic nerves and seeing no swelling!

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Cherayil was very responsive to questions I posed, and was interested and compasionate during my examinations.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

She is extremely kind, thorough, funny, and puts you at ease. She has a knack for being able to explain complicated medical issues in an understandable way. She's fantastic!

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and thoughtful

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Very professional demeanor. Took the time to clearly explain my test results.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and seems very concerned about your problems

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent and caring. Took the time to explain all test results to me and plan of care

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Kind and smart

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April 01, 2021

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and had taken the time to look at my records.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Caring, excellent bedside manor and extremely knowledgeable.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil is the best doctor I’ve ever had! She listens to you and genuinely cares about your health and the plan for your health. She’s personable and understands your struggle without making you feel bad. Instead she encourages you and brings hope. I always leave feeling energized and happy with my health plan - knowing exactly what I need to do and determined to do it. I am very grateful for her support, guidance and ability to treat me.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She not only explains everything flawlessly but she is also extremely kind in her approach, always. Great knowledge and wonderful bedside manner

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March 19, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and gave way to understand explnatioms.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Excellent Care

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil was very thorough and her follow up was excellent.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and really nice experience

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Awesome!

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February 09, 2021

5.0

She will explain everything to you for you to understand, she is patient and makes you feel comfortable

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Mrs. Cheryl was very friendly. She was attentive to my needs. She gave me multiple test to rule out conditions concerning my health.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable doctor, she explained very clearly what my problem is, what the plan for the therapy is, and can I expect

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January 18, 2021

5.0

She is careful in her examination and kind.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cherayil looked up the results of an MRI that was taken at another hospital and let me know myresults. The other Hospital hadn't told me the results and this MRI was taken three weeks prior.

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December 20, 2020

5.0

She is personable, understanding and spends a good deal of time with her patients. Excellent bedside manner with a human touch. She asked questions to really understand the issue and recommends solutions. She is so knowledgeable! I really feel like I get the best care with her and I feel privileged to get to see her. Most people don’t like visiting the doctor but I leave feeling way better physically, mentally and emotionally after going to see her.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions. Is very good at what she does.

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Disclosures

Neena Cherayil, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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