Swati Kulkarni, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer In Families
  • Breast Cancer in Men
  • Breast Cancer in Young Women
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy, Nipple Sparing
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania - 1995
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) - 2002
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

603 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is awesome. She explained everything well. Allowed my husband and I to ask questions. She is so knowledgeable, super nice and very professional. She is great.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

She is the best at explaining. Dr Kulkarni answers all questions and provides reassurance every step of the way.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She explain what to expected and it went how she said.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

She explain everything to mi about my care.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni has great bedside manner. She was patient, thorough, and kind as she walked me through my prognosis, and I trust that I am in good hands when I’m with her.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and professional.Also, taking the time to make sure you understand the process and procedures which have been performed.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very nice

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Really nice

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Expert surgery.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

She took the time to explain everything to me making sure I understood what was going on

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Brilliant doctor. Explains things quite well, and made me feel safe and comfortable.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manner! Good communicator!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Kulkarni explained everything to me and is making sure every issue is addresses.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

She took time to talk to me and did they detail exam of my breast. She was drawing the pictures so I could see how my condition developed.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Kulkarni took her time to explain my diagnosis in detail. My surgery went just as she described and during my follow up visits she exhibits genuine care.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

She is the best

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July 10, 2023

5.0

She and her teams are the best

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July 08, 2023

5.0

She is exactly the person you want as a surgeon for breast cancer.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

She's very thorough and delivers information clearly, taking time to verify that it's understood. She's gentle.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is extremely credentialed and patient with answering my questions and concerns about my condition.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

She is patient and explains things well.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Sitting us down an explaining options of how we were going to address this finding. I feel so good inside because she took he time explain, then allowed me to ask questions.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Through explanation

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Direct, honest communication which conveyed knowledge, competence, and reassurance.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is a wonderful doctor who anyone would be lucky to have if facing breast cancer. I’m very happy with my surgery outcome, plus she’s incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and answer my questions. Thank you, Dr. Kulkarni!

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni’s credentials are beyond compare. I’m very happy that I’m able to be treated by her. Please also see my response to question no. 1.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Very detailed analysis of records and thought of additional possible tests to rule out other possibilities.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and spent a lot of time explaining.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

I can’t find my scar:-)

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Very Very nice good doctor

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was extremely knowledgeable

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Took time to make me comfortable and make sure I understood what was happening

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May 17, 2023

5.0

She explained the procedure on an understandable level

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She was thorough in her explanation and thoughtful with her willingness to ensure all my questions & concerns were addressed and answered.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She answers my questions and explains information to me She is kind and compassionate

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May 07, 2023

5.0

I explain very well

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is personable, listens, and explains things very clearly.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring

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April 25, 2023

5.0

She was professional yet empathetic. I felt confident in her .

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Professional, caring my feelings , making sure I understand my health care needs

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April 20, 2023

5.0

She’s a great doc, very respectful and empowered me to participate actively in my care but with quality, research-informed clinical guidance from her. She misgendered at first, all staff should be reminded to check pronouns in MyChart rather than assuming especially in departments like the breast surgery department where nonbinary and trans people are the most likely to feel dysphoria given the anatomical sex subject matter. But it’s an easy mistake, she’s great, giving this as a general reminder for all staff

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Her kindness and thoroughness

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She has been my doctor for several years . She is very knowledgeable and calms me down when I see her.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Excellent care & service

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Very patient and clear with her information

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March 30, 2023

5.0

She is very busy but knows what she is doing!

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March 27, 2023

5.0

She’s the first one to actually take the time to explain everything to me. She even drew a picture to help me better explain. She was also very calm and you could tell she wants to ensure her patients feel at ease.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Very personable and takes the time to listen to and answer questions

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March 20, 2023

5.0

She took time to go through all the information needed for my surgery clearly.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

I am very pleased with Dr kulkarni’s knowledge and professionalism.

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March 18, 2023

5.0

She is professional and explains everything. She is kind and has a sense of humor and put me at ease.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

She has the knowledge to treat the disease and she is very kind with the patient.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She is absolutely a very good doc

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Very comprehensive explanations and follow up care.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

I felt quite reassured after her explanation.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was excellent and knowledgeable regarding my reason for being seen.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

She focused on breast cancer and doing clinical research. We need more doctors like her, taking women’s health issues seriously!

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February 09, 2023

5.0

She was the nicest person ever and I would very much recommend

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Diligence and best quality care

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February 06, 2023

5.0

She is very nice easy to talk to explains things and she is very patient and much more

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Detailed explanation of treatment

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Dr, Kulkarni is very thorough and patient. I feel like she cares about her patients and welcomes your input.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kulkharni was very empathetic and patient. She answered all of my questions and helped to allay some of my anxiety.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

She takes time to answer questions and is so very confident and compassionate

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February 02, 2023

5.0

She answers your questions thoroughly and explains her plan to get you well carefully and the steps that they are going to do during surgery. She makes you feel confident that everything will be done in a proper manner.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

very good doctor,

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January 28, 2023

5.0

I do not understand the difference between the two questions re: Dr. Kulkatno = Sje is a skilled and telented person with a caring personality.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough in explaining what was going on

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January 17, 2023

5.0

These professional people live by their Oaths it matters like your their blood family members they just real people that are priceless they are people persons I see why they do what they do 👀 look at all the germs in this life they carry on no matter what risking themselves for all of us they don’t look at colors of your skin just having your best interest at heart 💜 Administration you have magnificent people with honors 🙏 thanks for my best life family happy New Year North Western

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January 13, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough and shows concern, not just another patient.

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January 13, 2023

5.0

Very caring. Took her time to explain step by step what the procedure was going to be.

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December 24, 2022

5.0

She is obviovisly competent and kind

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December 19, 2022

5.0

Excelente doctora

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December 19, 2022

5.0

She is up to date on all the latest research, makes informed decisions but she is a bit arrogant about it, but I like the confidence she has in herself.

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December 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Kulkarni is a caring experienced Doctor.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Dr.Kulkarni is the best in every way.She exudes empathy while demonstrating her knowledge & professionalism.She takes time to answer all of the patient's questions.

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Terrific physician. In addition to her medical expertise she is friendly and compassionate. And a nice conversationalist.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Professional and caring

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarai was informative and made me feel settled about the process.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Informative caring and professional

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Dr KULKARNI IS VERY NICE AND UNDERSTANDING SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT ME AS A PATIENT I AM GRATEFUL FOR HER

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December 05, 2022

5.0

She was direct about what she recommended for me and she gave what seem to be a pretty thorough exam.

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December 04, 2022

5.0

Simple straight forward information & exceptional work! Thankyou

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Explains everything and lets you ask questions n answers thoroughly

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni explained everything and made a recommendation that was very satisfying.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

She takes time to talk with you and answer your questions

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November 24, 2022

5.0

She was very calm and reassuring.

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Disclosures

Swati Kulkarni, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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