James D. Flaherty, MD

James D. Flaherty, MD

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Primary Specialty

Interventional Cardiology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Angioplasty And Stents
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion (Cto)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapy
  • Transcatheter Valve Therapy

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 1999
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2002
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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 

301 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

He takes great care of me

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March 29, 2022

5.0

I have total confidence in the care Dr. Flaherty provides.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Friendly, caring and easy to talk to. He is very thorough.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

The Doctor is great

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Very exellent

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Awesome doctor, always fixes me

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He’s very personable and knowledgeable

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Flaherty could not have been nicer during my session with him and gave me a very positive report. I'm certain that he would relate well to any other patient to whom he had to give a less positive report.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Great person to deal with very professional

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. James D Flaherty is one of the most down to earth, sincere and kind doctors I've ever met. He is professional yet very friendly and explains things completely and with words a layman can understand. I feel he is extremely current and knowledgeable and perhaps that is why he is the Director of his department. Can't say enough or well he is thought of...Additionally, Dr. Flaherty spent as much time as I needed and did not rush through our meeting. So very grateful ...

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Expertise, thoroughness, empathy...always goes the extra mile to ask questions and explain issues. He's an all-round superb doctor!!

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and easy to talk to!!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Pleased with his care. He treated my father and treats my mother as well.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Flaherty does good work.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

He has called me to review test results and returns all the calls my general physician has to review medications. He listens to me and I believe he cares about me.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

The Doctor listened to my questions and answers in great detail.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Flaherty was very good at immediately telling me that the Aorta stenosis was mild and I would not need any kind of procedure. He told me to cpme back in one year

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is the most knowledgeable in this specialty and very personable.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He did and is doing a very good job.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

He is very concerned and answers questions

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Very smart and easy to talk with.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty was excellent, answered all of my questions and helped me understand my condition and provided solutions.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

this doctor is a genius and saved my life

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty has been terrific in both "keeping in contact" with me, and with his medical recommendations. ND Football, under former head coach, Brian Kelly, not so much!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

James Flaherty was wonderful. Thorough. Took time. Explained things. I got an appointment fairly quickly and got right in.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Saved my life

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Great listener.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent professional that is extremely knowledgeable . Makes sure the patient care is good .

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Flaherty’s attention and care to the patients is great, it is greatly appreciated, he really cares for the patient’s well being.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

I definitely would recommend him to everyone.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Flaherty is truly one of yhe best physician we have felt with….takes time to do the checkup and explain in simple words the status and results related to the visit.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Saved my life (along with his team).

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November 27, 2021

5.0

I feel very assured with Dr. Flaherty.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Kind, best knowledge

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Interest in what I am concerned about. Not an alarmist but addresses the concerns that I have. Shares results of Echo test in a very positive way.

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October 29, 2021

4.0

He addressed all my questions thoroughly and professionally. I am disappointed neither he, the nurse intervened on my behalf to get my INR through Coumadin Clinic to give me dosing instructions.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

A great MD who provides outstanding patient care He is attentive to his patients and informs the family as well Very good with explaining things so a patient has clear understanding

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October 26, 2021

5.0

The man is a genius, Informative and friendly

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Very Caring and knowledgeable!!

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He is personable, and is willing to have a discussion about various options, rather than a unilateral discussion.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty was knowledgeable about my past history; therefore, i felt he had actually read my medical record.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Very calming manner and instilled confidence in treatment schedule

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and took as much time as needed to answer all questions.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty questions thoroughly on symptoms and general health (and health strategies), recommends a solid plan of action, and exudes care and consideration for the patient.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Very comfortable with him and his approach

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable and kind

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty is a very intelligent Cardiologist who takes the time to listen and answer all questions.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Successful care and excellent treatment

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September 07, 2021

4.0

This was a first visit. But he addressed my concerns and seemed thorough in his consultation.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Listens well and talks in such a manner that his explanations are easy to understand. expresses sincere concern for his patients. Very knowledgeable.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He explains very good and give alternatives.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He has outstanding credentials. Although I saw him previously it was over two years ago he was up to date on my chart. I was satisfied he addressed all my issues.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He was very nice. He did not seemed rushed. He explained my condition and answered my questions. I am especially happy about the plan of action for monitoring my condition.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I've only had one a tele visit and one office with Doctor Flaherty. Doctor was easy to speak with very knowledgeable. .He was pleasant to speak with.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Very personable and clearly very knowledgeable with many years of experience.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Superb doctor expertise, empathy, communication, patience.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is the best. He is the consummate professional. He gives a complete and thorough exam, which provides confidence in his patients.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He was very personable and helpful. He made me feel that he was concerned with my condition. He said he would contact my PCP to give recommendations on continued Care.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Complete explanation

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Skilled but easy to talk to.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very personable and made me feel comfortable

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty exemplifies all the sterling qualities I mentioned above. Moreover, he asked numerous good questions and LISTENED to the answers -- as opposed to my first cardiologist (1990s) in Indiana, whom I had to fire. Dr. F listened very carefully to my heart, and offered a reasonable hypothesis as to why my CAD symptoms have manifested much worse recently than they did in 2020. He also (TENTATIVELY) recommended skipping costly unnecessary stress-testing and progressing straight to angiography. And he chose angiography over open-heart surgery -- which I do not want to endure a second time.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Was very knowledgeable answered all questions

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Very well trained, very personable, very competent and extremely professional.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

thorough and caring

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I have a good rapport with him, and I see him every year.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Great knowledgeable doctor and nice person

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Competent

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He listens

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty is and excellent Dr. He took care of my husband for many years and now he will be taking care of me.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

I believe that basically all doctors all intelligent, but I ranks my Doctor among the best because because of him l can testify of his experience. I feel like i have a new lease on life and I'm grateful.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He is a good cardiologist

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty worked me into his schedule when I had troubling symptoms.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Professional care

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He was very professional. He explained everything in a manner that was easily understandable

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He is very understanding, pleasant, and knowledgeable

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very likeable with a great sense of humor. Asked a lot of questions and a very good listener.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He seems like a knowledgeable doctor. He is friendly. Not stuffy. Felt he was honest about my situation.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He listened to me and ordered many tests and thinks that I could be included in a study.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

dr. flaherty is the best.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

His Knowledge, professionalism and the fact he looked up my health history. I was impressed.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr. James Flaherty. He was highly recommended to me by my GP from Northwesrern Memorial Hospital. I have nothing to say but he has been fantastic.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff....

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Friendly and well informed appointment. Also he listened to my concerns with compassion and provided good advice and direction.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Still getting to know him but had a positive interaction so far

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March 16, 2021

4.0

Very easy to talk to.Listened to my concerns

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Flaherty is very straightforward with his feedback on what needs to happen to keep my health good. He answers all my questions and I feel well communicated to and reassured after my visits with him.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

I have great confidence in his medical abilities.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

He is focused on the right care for me

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March 02, 2021

5.0

I met Dr Flaherty 10 years ago after an ER visit resulting in stenting my RCA. At the time he was also shepherding a team of residents and educating a new generation of cardiologists. I was one of their specimens. Since then I've received straightforward, no-nonsense, knowledgeable and most effective care from Dr Flaherty. This includes annual check ups, an additional stent to my LCX and effective referrals to a colleague to evaluate and suppress irregular rhythm issues.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

very qualified doctor and great personal attention

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February 20, 2021

5.0

He's the BEST!!!!!

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February 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty has been my cardiologist since 2013. He directed me to Dr. McCarthy for my mitral valve repair and Dr. Chicos for my ICD implant. He has a nice style and I enjoy seeing him. He is honest and open with me. Very smart and professional.

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February 20, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent care giver.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

The best

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He responds quickly and is easy to talk to.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor. Treats patients very well and answers all questions to their satisfaction and very responsive.

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February 13, 2021

3.0

He is the only cardiologist I have dealt with so there is no one else to compare him to.

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