James R. Wade, MD

James R. Wade, MD

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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Paraesophageal/ Hiatal Hernia
  • Pleural Disease
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Washington University School of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
University of Massachusetts - 2010
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria - 2014
Fellowships:
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - 2017

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

182 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 17, 2022

5.0

He is very humble with patient, He is listen very attention to patient problems.

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March 03, 2022

4.0

Seems very knowledgeable and experienced. Does a great job at acquainting himself with patient’s medical history

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Patient, caring, answered all questions with full explanations.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent care, excellent communication.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor and very concerned about doing what’s best for his patients.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

I had Dr. Wade’s full attention; he listened; asked good questions and is very knowledgeable

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Very caring and reviewed my extensive medical reports before my appointment.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

skill & attitude

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr.Wade is very thorough, methodical. He talks TO me, not AT me. I feel like a partner in my care.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He's caring and shows concern

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January 13, 2022

5.0

I went in very nervous, hard to speak. Right away Dr recognize I was scared and worried. Took the time needed to make sure I clearly understood the medical plan

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field and explained treatment plan with options.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Honest, straightforward; does not sugar coat. Communicates clearly and thoroughly.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Teach was complete and answer all my questions

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Exceptional care

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He’s a very caring Doctor. He took over my case after Dr. Love left.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Able to explain things in a way that’s easy to understand

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and explained what we can expect in a manner we could understand.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

He is very detailed in what his intentions are and his expectations are.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

he had a very pleasant manner about him.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

He was always great pleasure explaining the issues and how to approach it with the team of other Doctors involved.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

The results of the operation exceeded my expectations.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

A excellent surgeon but more importantly a caring individual. He took the time to listen to my questions and gave me clear and concise answers.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

I got the best care possible from Dr. Wade and his team.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Wade...Is such a professional caring doctor And good at his job I would recommend him to everyone

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Performed a very difficult surgery and I am fully recovered and grateful.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Caring, smart. A wonderful doctor.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Talented Doctor.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wade is highly competent, personable and caring. He takes necessary time to give detailed explanations as he cares what his patient’s needs entail. He is someone who is trustworthy and likable, as well.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Also, his attitude and encouragement really got me through this.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Ability, personality, excellent presenter.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

I appreciate drs. with such skills that really seem to care about helping you.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

clear explanation of procedure and very personable demeaner.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He’s the best body mechanic ever.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Detailed and explained basis for all items covered during exam

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Good surgeon. Good attitude. Prepares you well for surgery

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled with accurate diagnosis ability

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He was able to explain test results well

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wade shows a personal interest in answering my questions and in all aspects of my care.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

He is a very decent, caring human being, very personable and has done a wonderful job caring for me. His staff is wonderful also. They all go above and beyond answering questions and explaining everything you need to know.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Wade was very thorough in explaining my upcoming operation and answering my questions.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

I just met him today but he was very nice and attentive. He explained everything thoroughly and addressed all my conch.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He is very caring

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledge and explains very well what is going to happen

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April 08, 2021

5.0

He knew l was nervous and he explained things very well and asked if I had any questions. He made sure l understood everything. Very pleasant.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Wade is easy to talk you and he listens. I find that he is very knowledgeable and explains things so a lay person can understand.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

I like doctor the way he and staff explain problems with the solutions. Then come back with solution.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Warm, caring and knowledgeable.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wade really listens and explains things so well while being down to earth and friendly. I never feel he is rushing me.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Wades compassion and knowledge gave me Peace of Mind. Reminder: When CoVid is over I will challenge Dr Wade and the staff to the “inflatable race�

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Gave great explanation about what was needed for treatment

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Very nice and talks things over with you.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

I just meet my new doctor and like the way they followed up with me .

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wade is extremely talented.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

VERY caring & compassionate. Explanes well. Excellent surgeon.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

He's a good guy.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

I sincerely hope none of my family or friends need thoracic surgery.... But if they do, they would be in good hands with this practice.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Personable and helpful

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Detailed and took the time to answer questions

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December 28, 2020

5.0

He was so nice. He took time to explain everything to me. I felt like he really cares.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

His knowledge of the problem, the latest surgical technology and his professional demeanor. And his excellent follow up care.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

He was fantastic! Took plenty of time to talk and explain. Never felt rushed or in a hurry!

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December 03, 2020

5.0

very informative will take time to answer questions

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December 02, 2020

5.0

I have not met with Dr Wade yet, but he was very informative our phone call. Clint

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November 27, 2020

5.0

While discussing my case it was apparent that Dr. Wade review with Dr. Ferris my previous medical interventions.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He made sure I understood what he said and was doing

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Very competent and a caring individual

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November 20, 2020

5.0

He was very clear with my diagnosis very caring during my hospitalization and it's very thorough with my subsequent visits

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Patient manner clear desire to help shows compassion

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November 13, 2020

5.0

I thought Dr. Wade was well prepared to discuss my medical history that led up to my meeting with him regarding potential removal of a cancer nodule in my left upper lobe of my lung.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

I had a great introduction meeting with Dr. James Wade.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Patient, kind, thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Friendly staff and medical staff. They call back and get appointments in promptly.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Again I have the feeling and facts that I couldn't get a better surgeon. Also he cares about how a patient is feeling emotionally.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

I feel that I couldn't get better care anywhere else. So caring and professional.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Make sure everything is cover before you leave

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Very professional, caring and responsive to questions.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Very thorough, caring, professional care and post-operative response was excellent

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October 31, 2020

5.0

He was informative and spoke clearly with notes to give the patient. Took time to explain and answer questions. Explained all treatment options. Was compassionate.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Friendly staff. Helpful. Informative. Answered questions and called back promptly.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

I was impressed with Dr Wade's friendly, thorough, interview.

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October 09, 2020

5.0

I'm his patient at CDH..explain everything to me...that's very.. very. good

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. nurses..and..technician at lab...they are all good ...keep up the good work...high five to all of them

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Dr Wade is very professional and caring the best

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September 29, 2020

5.0

. It does help in stressful diagnoses that this doctor has a calming, kind and understanding way that he manages this patient especially.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable. Feel secure that I am in good hands.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

He was prepared for my personal consultation, he explained everything very well! He was honest, caring & took the time to make sure I understood.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Genuinely seemed concerned about my health and well being

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Even though there's nothing good about the situation I was made to feel like he actually cares about me and my condition

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Caring and explains everything c l early makes you feel confident and comfortable with everything

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Caring makes you feel secure

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Wade is an amazing surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring a thoracic surgeon. I can't say enough about him, and am so thankful to him for all he did to see me through the worst time in my life.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Staff is great. They were always there to answer questions and concerns pre and post surgery. They were very helpful scheduling appointments and working with me on everything I needed.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Very informative, professional, concise, and thorough. Great at answering my questions.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Wade was very thorough in his explanation of why I would not be a candidate for surgery and I felt he was very honest

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July 31, 2020

5.0

I can't say enough good about him. From day one, courteous, concerned, explains well, gave positive futuristic goals for recovery, compassionate, wonderful bedside manner...No negatives!!

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July 22, 2020

5.0

showed compassion and patience, explained situation well...good Dr!

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Experienced and great communicator.

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Disclosures

James R. Wade, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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