Priya U. Kumthekar, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine - 2007
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2008
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2011
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties - Neuro-Oncology (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:
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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5.0
5.0 

452 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

She is incredibly helpful, supportive, patient, caring, and wise in her field. She is a great person and such a brilliant practitioner. Would recommend 10,000 percent!!!!

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August 30, 2023

5.0

The best.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Doctor Kumthekar is an exceptional physician who has cared for me for several years.. She has shown such personal treatment for my illness and I am so fortunate to be her patient.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

She’s compassionate, so smart, and good at explaining medical issues

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She is extremely intelligent who also relates well to the average patient or average person. She also is very kind and respects everyone she sees equally.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She’s a very professional in treat with people,👍

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August 13, 2023

5.0

An excellent professional

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Clean and nice

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Comprehensive care

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She is Avery hood Dr.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She is the best doctor for me

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Very kind and caring

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July 19, 2023

5.0

knowledge, experience, bedside manner- remarkable human being.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

The Doctor was very compassionate and very helpful

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Thought she was sharp and caring.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Caring l

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June 28, 2023

5.0

She is the best neurologist in the world

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Truly listened to me, very knowledgeable.Spent a great amount of time with me.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

She’s incredible

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and kind. It was nice to be treated like a person and not just a medical condition.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

She is a very good doctor and has much pacience with me

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Wonderful,Caring, loving,friendly and welcoming

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Personally, he is an excellent doctor for me.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

She has excellent bedside manner and I love her personality and tenacity when it comes to treating brain tumors.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Dr K is always concerned about how my treatment is going for me

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and straightforward

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr K is the best Very thorough, personable, knowledgeable

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May 10, 2023

5.0

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr K was helpful and part of a great team.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Extremely compassionate.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

She was super friendly and willing to answer anything right away I had concerns with. She listened and helped me set up any appointments I had. As well as [ ]. She was absolutely fantastic.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

she is an expert in her field of oncology and had an impressive amount of wxperience. her client first attitude is warm and very welcoming and put myself and my wife at ease in a very uncomfortable situation. this is the first time I have had any hope in 10 weeks, and although the future for me is hugely uncertain, her humanity is beautiful and hugely positive and welcoming.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Outstanding Dr

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April 19, 2023

5.0

It was worth traveling to..

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Kind and through

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April 17, 2023

5.0

As I already said, she responds quickly and with the best information and treatment available.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Just wonderful. Caring answers questions clearly and kindly. Knowledgable- gives excellent reasoning for plan andvworks very well with me and her staff.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr Kumthekar has always looked out for me, trying to find out how to get rid of my inoperable brain tumor or at least slow down the growth. She found another study for me that I’m hopeful will work. I have complete faith in her.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Kind, bright, listens and explains things well.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

1st class business.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

She is a great communicator and teacher and stays up on top of current research.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

She seemed to listen and have a great team working with her

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Good communication

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March 22, 2023

5.0

The doctors are wonderful

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Vert knowledgeable and caring

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March 10, 2023

5.0

She is great. Connected well with us and explained things in a way we could understand which was a challenge as the patient has a technical background (bio chemist) and the family that’s not.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Awesomeness

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March 01, 2023

5.0

My Dr. Actually care about me and is very nice

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is very genuine and caring .

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February 17, 2023

5.0

She's great

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar has been phenomenal, always welcoming and very helpful to me and my family & friends in explaining and allowing us to best understand my diagnosis and how to move forward with my life. She is great, and I highly recommend her to anyone!

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February 15, 2023

3.0

No personal, little time with patients

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February 15, 2023

5.0

I drive 2 1/2 hours to see her . She is a very caring doctor.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

The fellow, Dr. [ ] and Dr. Kumthekar were both knowledgeable, took their time with me and personable.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Doctor Kumthekar is a physician that performs in great skill and caring. I have been so fortunate to be under her expertise and professional strength.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Everyone is great.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Very nice and compassionate person

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February 01, 2023

5.0

Great service

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Nice, informative, thorough, nice, easy to talk to, easy to understand

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Dr K is wonderful and always answers questions

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. K is one of a kind on this planet. She is brilliant and super caring at the same time. She's a friend and an invaluable mentor. Before my seizures in 2019, I had no idea that I'd receive this level and nature of care and attention - when I needed it the most. Thank you so much Dr. K!

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December 28, 2022

5.0

Excellent service

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December 14, 2022

5.0

Great communicator!

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December 14, 2022

5.0

She’s smart, knowledgeable, caring, perfect’

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December 08, 2022

5.0

She is a kind doctor who is very competent. You can tell she empathizes with her patient. She is well prepared as is Dr. [ ].

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December 07, 2022

5.0

I like the way she explained everything. & She listened when I spoke allowing me to ask questions she also ask questions that I felt were necessary to make a good assessment of me

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Personable. Approachable. Knowledgeable.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Great person. Caring and intelligent

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November 30, 2022

5.0

She was very thorough,caring, knowledgeable and helpful.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. K is very caring, very smart, and intuitive.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

She is an superb in diagnosing and providing treatment for my cancer. Her manner is also reassuring and very personal and reassuring.

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Very professional and compassionate

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. K is very thoughtful and takes time to explain all aspects of my healthcare.

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October 26, 2022

5.0

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October 16, 2022

5.0

We were given phone numbers, emails, and the patient portal so that we can remain in contact and ask questions.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

I would absolutely recommend her. She answers questions. She shows me my scans and explains clearly what is going on. She is nice, easy to ask questions, and explains clearly ootions.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Very thorough with explanations. Can tell she cares and extremely knowledgeable.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Her sincere compassion for her patients

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October 09, 2022

5.0

the doctor is easy to talk to, answers questions and is responsive

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October 06, 2022

5.0

She is the Best! made me feel like i’m not just a number.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is a wonderful doctor and in her hands I feel safe and reassured every visit.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is very kind and knowledgeable. I trust her judgement.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

She is a brilliant and supremely kind steward of my health. I am extremely lucky to have met her when I needed her help the most.

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September 25, 2022

5.0

This has been my experience after years of being her patient

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September 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. K treats my sister like she is her most important patient every time we see her.

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September 21, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful and answers all of your questions o

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September 21, 2022

5.0

She is professional and yet very compassionate… a great combo!

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September 21, 2022

5.0

Very kind and thorough

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September 18, 2022

5.0

Same reasons as above and overall very approachable. Could tell she cares about patients

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September 11, 2022

5.0

Accurate, explained fully, encouraging

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Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

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  • Enclear Therapies, Inc.
  • Vivacitas Oncology, Inc.
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