Swati Kulkarni, MD

Swati Kulkarni, MD

4.9 
90 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

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
Physician 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 

90 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

75 Reviews

November 16, 2020

5.0

She takes time to explain in the detail

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November 15, 2020

5.0

She lets you no what going on an explain what needs to be done where u understand it!

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November 15, 2020

5.0

There here to help you along with your health!!

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She instilled confidence, she thoroughly explained my options and what she thought would be best. She took control of my case and I'm comfortable that I am receiving excellent care.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I felt seen and heard. Everyone I dealt with was very kind and caring. Dr. Kulkarni explained my options and next steps. The nurse made sure everything was scheduled and I knew where I had to go when I came back.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent Doctor and staff.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

She takes the time an explains to u what is going on an what needs to be done.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

I can tell I'm in good hands!! They care for their patient's!!

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Very nice dr, answers all my questions

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November 05, 2020

5.0

I'm very satisfied

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November 02, 2020

5.0

She took her time explaining the details

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Staff is friendly, helpful and resourceful

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November 02, 2020

4.0

She cares which is good but she was too broad in regards to explaining what needed go be done.

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November 02, 2020

4.0

Best surgical team. They move fast and very knowledgable

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October 29, 2020

5.0

She's excellent and compassionate.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Outstanding care and treatment from everyone.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

She is great!

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Dr Kulkarni has been explaining what is happening thru this process. She is also a Very pleasant doctor to work with.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Personable. Takes great care in explaining tests and procedures.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Great patient care. Knowledgeable doctors and nurses. Very little waiting for appointments.

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October 08, 2020

3.0

Same. I requested this doctor, based on an oncologist's recommendation and was extremely disappointed.

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October 08, 2020

3.0

Scheduling was a nightmare. I felt that I wasn't listened to, by the physician

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Thorough, bright, told me every step of the procedure and follow up.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Outstanding patient service, knowledge and excellent follow through by everyone involved.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Kulkarni is clearly very skilled, explains things thoroughly and clearly, and is warm, friendly and compassionate.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Everyone on the staff is competent, friendly and efficient.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni didn't rush, she explained the dx and plan for treatment well, and answered my daughter and my questions.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Think it is important to have a healthcare team to coordinate care

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I received professional, thorough, and person-centered care. (She wears fabulous shoes.)

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I received professional, thorough, and person-centered care

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September 22, 2020

5.0

She listens and explains things at a level you can understand.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr Kulkarni is amazing.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

She did a very good job, I had a lot of questions and she answered them , but her support staff didn't follow through. I was very upset about medication ,radiation treatment and where to go. I was totally disappointed and my final needs.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Please see above comments.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was amazing and I felt did an exceptional job. She consistently answers questions, allows family to listen on speaker phones, is very thorough in explaining outcomes and care plans. Extremely efficient and very kind.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

She is patient, very transparent and knowledgeable with the cancer and treatment options.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

I am totally satisfied with my visit today.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is highly efficient without sacrificing personal interaction.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

Everything about Dr. Kulkarni indicated what an excellent physician she is. Her compassion, clear explanation of my diagnosis and treatment, and her gold standard skills are very impressive and very much appreciated.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

The staff was competent, friendly and efficient.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

My experience with NM has been good to date.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very informational and very caring

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is the best. I trust her completely. She is an expert and also makes a personal connection.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Everyone treats you like a person and gives you their full attention. They are caring, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

I had a very nice experience with the Breast Center on August 31, 2020. And, I thought that both the Center and Dr. Kulkarni were very professional and Dr. Kulkarni explained the issues concerning my upcoming surgery well.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni listened to my concerns, answered all my questions and shared information with me in an understandable manner. She went out of her way to make sure I had all of the information I needed. I felt like I was receiving excellent, personalized care.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

She takes the time to explain things in a way that's easy to understand.

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Lovely doctor. Very knowledgeable and great at spending time explaining.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

I like her

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Great outcome

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August 14, 2020

5.0

She was very encouraging and determined to give me all facts and even drew 3 pages of information that I needed. Her demeanor and caring for me was awesome. She was so positive and patience explaining my case. She is very detailed about the facts. If she wasn't so compassionate and just cared I wouldn't have the confidence enough to let her do my surgery. My faith in God let's me believe that I don't have cancerous of breast. Thank you for the recommendation of her. She very accurate and precise about her knowledge of the best. The staff was caring also.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Kulkarni is a very nice person. She did a great job on my surgery and takes the time to answer all questions.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Good care, bedside manner, everyone was professional and made me feel at ease.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Everything was explained well. My questions were answered and I left with a plan.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Very good care and follow up

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is extremely thorough, very clearly skilled and knowledgeable, highly recommended and regarded by my doctor of many years who I trust completely. She is also very kind and takes time to explain every detail and answer every question.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

She was very thorough and knowledgeable, as well as caring And sensitive.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Very personable and informative.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni took a lot of time to explain things to me. It made me feel more comfortable & having the knowledge makes me better prepared for surgery & treatment in the upcoming weeks.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

She was understanding and caring. She had great ideas to address my concerns.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Dr.Kulkarni and her stuff is very knowledgeable ,professional and caring .

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July 16, 2020

4.0

Doctor rushed appointment. Poor bedside manner. Nurse who works with doctor was very offensive and insensitive.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni was very calming after a long day of testing. She took the time I needed to understand what my options were. I feel confident that she can help me get through the next steps.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, and very caring. She helped me walk through issues having recently had breast surgery. She explained what was going on in simple terms.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

The dr is very caring and explains things so I can understand

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni saved my life. My husband and I will always, always be grateful to her. She is professional, personable and kind.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kulkarni is kind and explain well. As always, very pleased with services by Northwestern.

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June 27, 2020

5.0

I believe she understands her patients, and listens to them.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

I feel like a have received wonderful care from Dr. Kulkarni. Not only in her surgical skills but in providing care and support as well.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Thorough and professional.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

I know it has been a difficult time for all during the coranavirus But I would message her and she responded to me and helped to calm me down. I know she tried to get me back in for my surgery as soon as she could. I was willing to wait for her knowing what a really good dr she is.

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Kulkarni, Dr. Shaw and the \A\" team are worth their weight in gold. I felt very encouraged and comfortable as they explained diagnoses and treatment protocol. I will have a miracle!"

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June 11, 2020

5.0

She knows her job and is very nice and explains it to you

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Explains diagnosis and it's implications in a concise and clear manner.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Good service

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