Swati Kulkarni, MD

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

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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 

355 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

She is a very knowledgeable doctor and patience with me. She is just a kind and reassuring doctor . I was fearful and scared of my results. I need a mammogram next Friday . I was so thankful about my results. Thank you .

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March 19, 2022

5.0

She is very compassionate in what she does. She did not make me feel Like she was taking control of my treatment but rather using her experience and knowledge to walk next to me. She listened to what I needed and worked to make a plan very customized to me.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She was kind and explained thoroughly

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is great at communicating with her patient. It helps for the patient to understand the process well and build the trust.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She seems very knowledgeable and was very thorough. She provided direction and next steps.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni took the time to share ample information to educate me on my diagnosis, explain the various medication and the related side effects, and provided her recommendation with confidence which gave me comfort.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is very knowledgeable and comprehensive.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Thoroughness, honesty, patience.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Took her time to explain my diagnosis and up coming procedures

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She has a beautiful charisma and compassion for the patient. Every time I see her, she spend her time , listen and explain my treatment and test results in such a way that is very easy to understand.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

She has always been very professional and has shown concern for my situation

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February 25, 2022

5.0

so happy

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Attentive, great bedside manners. She explained and went over everything carefully. Thoroughly explained to make sure I understood.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I am delighted with Dr. Kulkarni. She was through and answered my questions, explained things. I feel that I am in good hands.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Cheat she is competent cheese is sensitive she is smart and genuinely cares about your help

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Friendly, shows concern, answers all questions and does not rush but gives enough time for consultation.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni listens closely to your individual questions, and is patient in explaining. She has a depth of knowledge.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

She is thorough and compassionate and knowledgeable. Dr Kulkarni also talks at a level that you understand which helps tremendously

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Seemed to care

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Thorough. Caring. I felt confident in her abilities

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She is an amazing surgeon/doctor/woman/educator and advocate.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, up-to-date, thorough

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January 27, 2022

4.0

It was a first meeting but I’m reserving judgment. She seemed a little impatient.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Eager to listen to any and all questions, and extremely thorough.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She is a very good caring doctor.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

She was very patient and caring. Took the time to explain the procedure and answered any and all questions. I did not feel rushed at all.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

She has always made me feel at ease , she inspires confidence.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and care that she shares and speaks at a level you understand while being compassionate

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Outstanding, knowledgeable but needs to help patient with slow care.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Explains everything from start to finish, listens very well! So happy I found the team I work with including the nursing and physicians assistants!

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January 10, 2022

4.0

Very personable, professional.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner, explained in clear terms her views and the issues at hand. Took the time to answer my questions and did not make me feel rushed.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

She actually took notes about my condition as she was explaining my condition to me. Then she gave me the notes to take home with me.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

The Dr is very knowledgeable and very good at what she does

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Very professional and attentive towards patient.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

She is attentive and takes her time.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, charismatic took her time to sit with me and explains things. Made me feel very good!

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Doctor explained everything from the beginning to end and answered all my questions. Very educational and understanding! Excellent doctor

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December 10, 2021

5.0

She treats me with her Professional Skills…Always concern of My Well-Being…

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Also the best. Knowledgeable,. Explains everything well

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December 03, 2021

4.0

She is very thorough with explaining the procedures.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was excellent at explaining everything that was happening, and answering questions. I knew I was in good hands. My incision was minimal and placed well, so I am optimistic about how it will appear when fully healed.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

She is the best!!

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She’s knowledgeable and spends the needed time to address patient needs

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She listened she explained in details. She made me feel comfortable and understood I felt safe

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November 19, 2021

5.0

An excellent communicator, very kind and caring personality and spends the time to answer my questions so that I understand the procedures or treatment to take place.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and takes the time to explain

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November 15, 2021

5.0

She came highly recommended and was able to explain my care so I would understand.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She remembers everything, explains everything and is a caring person

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Takes time with her patients

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Kulkarni did an excellent job with my surgery.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Explains clearly, is personable.

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October 29, 2021

4.0

Incredible credentials. Very good bedside manner

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October 28, 2021

5.0

I like her she seems to be very pleasant and very concerned

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October 27, 2021

5.0

She took me through my surgery and presented all information in positive light. She is professional in her approach to care but also friendly and approachable plus she is knowledgable.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Kulkarni make me feel so comfortable and was very thorough. Her explanations of procedures were very reassuring.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

she was patient with us in answering our million questions

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October 14, 2021

5.0

She explained everything so that I understood

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very personable and explained things very clearly.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

The way she presented all the material on a scary topic was thorough, informative and at a grade level. Loved her personality, her knowledge and her attention to detail.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni took the time to go over my medical reports, pointing out areas that supported her decision for my current medical care.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr patiently and clearly explained the details that prompted why I received my diagnosis.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough. She made sure all my questions were answered.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Experienced, good listener, compassionate.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

I was love to tell other women's about how she how she want to to ask questions and how she explained everything to u step by step throught it all and about the surgery how it going to be in the surgery she is a very great doctor at northwestern I love her work she good good doctor

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September 20, 2021

5.0

She was very good at explaining everything and answered all questions I had with respect

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September 20, 2021

5.0

She explained my condition and outlined my plan.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni took the time to explain things and answer questions. She is attentive, sensitive and thoughtful.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni clearly communicated what the surgery would entail and the expected outcome.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and care of not olympics her but her staff

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September 09, 2021

4.0

I was only here for consultation. I have not experienced care at this stage.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Because she is nice and every Patient with u and will answer and will tell about the problem

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulharni is an excellent surgeon. She provided the information I needed and told me exactly what to expect. The procedure took place one week after our meeting.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni walked me through all the detailed information and options on diagnosis and treatments. She treats the patients and the families heartfully.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

The care at NM has been exceptional. Dr. Kilkarni, my oncologic surgeon is professional, knowledgeable, and willing to answer my questions. Dr. Kilkarni’s approach is the perfect blend of expertise, scientific knowledge, and caring! She a 10/10!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

The staff, physician assistants, lab staff, and the physician are very personable and show interest in ensuring the patient gets the care needed and answers any questions asked.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

She totally put my mind at ease.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Amazing description of the test results complete with diagrams, thorough explanation of surgery and post-op care

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Explained well. Knowledgeable

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni answers my questions quickly and has a great bedside manor. She is very sympathetic.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

She gave a detailed explanation of my treatment.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

the doctor as well as the nurse practitioner were great, they were very informative and answered all my questions, they made me feels at ease and went over all my concerns and reassured me of my test results.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

She has a caring manner, was knowledgeable of my issue and was open to my questions and concerns I felt comfortable and at ease speaking with her.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Swati spent a lot of time explaining the situation and wrote everything down so I understood her.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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July 01, 2021

5.0

She was incredibly personable and made sure I felt comfortable in my understanding of my diagnosis.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Ella es una maravilla de doctora

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni explained my situation to me clearly. She answered my questions politely and knowledgeably. And there was no long wait.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She was kind and was good at explaining my diagnosis

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Kulkarni is an excellent surgeon. I’m so happy with my results. She listens and takes her time when examining me. I listened to all the NW breast surgeon doctors on the NW Website and picked Dr Kulkarni. I’m very glad I did!

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May 22, 2021

5.0

knowledgeable and kind

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Demonstrates concerns about your needs.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Professional and thorough

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Seems she did an excellent job

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was very thorough in her explanation of my diagnosis. She took the extra time to explain everything so that I understood. Her care made me feel valued and I felt safe in her hands.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

She was knowledgeable and right to the point.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

She walked through the whole process and questioned all my questions thoroughly. I feel very confident in the care I’ll receive.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Very kind

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Es una Dr que escucha, y contesta preguntas.

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Disclosures

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

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