Priya U. Kumthekar, MD

Priya U. Kumthekar, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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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

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (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
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 

347 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

3.0

Dr K’s bedside manner wasn’t the best for me.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

She’s very kind and always makes me feel better with any results.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Good service

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Intelligent. Answers our questions with clarity. Does not dismiss our concerns. Treats the patient with utmost kindness. Makes us feel like it's a partnership.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Smart, caring, perfectionist

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is an excellent Dr. But today I saw Meg, the nurse practitioner. And she is also knowledgeable, professional and took the time for my questions.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She cares about her clients very nice lady

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Kumthekar knows me well now and knows what my concerns are but still asks if I have any other new concerns or questions.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She cares about your health, concerns doesn’t rush anything.

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March 02, 2022

4.0

Just met, but came highly recommended

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February 27, 2022

5.0

I was a patient at the hospital, first admitted at neurology with suspicion of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Marion Stanley, in the absence of clear diagnosis, made a dramatic decision to drill a hole in my skull for analysis of inner skull fluid which showed the presence of large lymphocytes, and I was transferred to oncology division where Dr. Priya Kumthekar offered me a choice of treatment. As the result I am now considered in long-term remission.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumethekar is amazing. She treated my mother with such genuine care and kindness, and now is responsible in following up with me. Her bedside manner is incredible, her attention to detail greatly appreciated, and her humanity is unmatched.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Feel very comfortable with her care and knowledge

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor and person

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr K listens and sincerely cares. Amazing Doctor

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar gave me an opportunity to ask specific questions about my medical issues. I did not feel rushed. She was thorough, open and honest. You are very lucky to have her on your team!

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very good service

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very good doctor patient relations.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

She listens carefully to everything I say. She explains things well.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is one of the most special doctors that I have ever encountered. It was clear that she had carefully reviewed my entire medical profile before our visit. Her intelligent and insightful knowledge of my rare condition was so impressive. The way in which she listened to my concerns and responded with such compassion really helped me through a difficult situation. I appreciated that she asked to share my information with her colleagues, where all could contribute to the the decision of a preferred treatment protocol. (She quickly got back to me after they met.) To have such a fine, compassionate doctor and team is a real comfort!

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Kumthekar wasn’t there for the visit today. Meg S filled in and as usual she was very helpful, knowledgeable and caring.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is so knowledgeable and compassionate.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

So other people can get the opportunity with her.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Great doctor.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

I consider myself so lucky to have been put into contact with Priya. She treats me as a friend and seemingly cares for me like family. I truly thank God everyday that I am in her care.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I've gotten the very best care from Dr. Kumthekar. She is kind, very professional, and always treats me with respect, making me feel like a partner in all the decisions about my health care . She takes the time to show me my scans and review them with me in detail. I have never had a better relationship with a physician.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr kumthekar is awesome!!! and treated me like family !!!!

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Meg Schwartz the APN is fantastic. Her compassion and concern for the patient is phenomenal. She is a great access to the department.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Doctor Kumthekar has been my physician for eleven years. The care that she has given me has been so exceptional and professional. I have been fortunate to be cared for by this remarkable woman and am so thankful for her wonderful personality.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

We love her and ALL the wonderful care she provides for us... Thank you !

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December 15, 2021

5.0

She is a knowledgeable and compassionate person.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

She is wonderful. Makes you feel special.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Great listener but also is a straight shooter so I trust her opinions and to not watered Downers comments on the Cancer progression but she’s learned that about my wife and I over time her and her Lead nurse(super Meg) has taken tremendous care of me

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr K is amazing along with her team.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

When I leave a consult with Dr. Kumthekar I feel as if I am known, cared for and listened to

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November 07, 2021

5.0

She knows What to do and when_shelistensto you

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November 04, 2021

4.0

I’m swigging to see what she is go to do with my oncologist

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Kindest and most caring, sincere doctor I've ever known

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Articulates in layman’s terms, makes patient comfortable

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar and her support team gives me her time and guidance based on facts.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

She’s such warm and sweet and very human in her treat to others.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is very professional, personable & listens to your questions & concerns! We’ve had all good experiences with her!

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Doctor was excellent in her knowledge of my illness and she answered our questions as well as asked me questions that made I am doing what I can to feel strong and healthy.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Very personable and caring. I like that she is close in age to me. The reason this is important is because she will be around for a long time to take care of me vs someone getting ready to retire.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician. Very friendly, intelligent, compassionate and punctual.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She examines the findings very closely and recommends planning for future care.

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is a very caring doctor. My personal needs and concerns are always taken into consideration.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Caring provider

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, warm personality.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Lovely, knowledgeable, considerate and kind.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

She provided excellent care today

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Smart, perfectionist, patient. Wonderful.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Caring, patient, expert in her field

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She is very kind, friendly and explains things that the lay person can understand. You get the feeling that she has been you doctor for many months but in fact this was the first time we spoke to her. She answered all our questions.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Very professional and always asks the patient for their opinion. Answers questions very quickly. Also explains everything in an understandable manner.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Doctor Kumthekar has cared for me for over 10 years. She is an excellent physician who has always demonstrated her skills in treatment of my illness. There is also the wonderful personality which always makes me feel important. I am so fortunate to have Doctor Kumthekar in my life.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

She is personally concerned & also thorough & trully cares.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

I love my doctor, she genuinely cares for her patients and their families. Takes time and answers all of my questions. Views my images with me and thoroughly explains the findings.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

/well informed Shares information Great bedside manner

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician great bedside manner and caring approach.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. She always is concerned about how I am feeling and what she can do for any of my issues.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

She was a real pleasure to deal with!!!

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is truly concerned about my well being, she is a great listener, caring and compassionate. She truly listened and find ways to help me feel better to manage my symptoms.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kunthekar is fantastic

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August 18, 2021

5.0

She’s one of a kind. Told me today she would go to bat for me whenever I needed her to.

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Caring, supportive & extremely thorough

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August 12, 2021

5.0

She is fantastic!

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr was very soothing and comforting on the first visit

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Is good Dr

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August 04, 2021

5.0

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Assertive individual that seemed to be a match for my personality, and my wife and I felt comfortable speaking with her about everything.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

From the first time we met her we felt very comfortable knowing we were in very capable hands.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

She is a very loving and compassionate doctor makes you feel good on the inside and out. Love her.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Priya is the best

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. K is great. Friendly and personable, with what I call a great bedside manner.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable but personable and present.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

She's a true delight. Nice, easy to talk to and ask questions. Very well informed and I actually look forward to her visits. Good news or bad, she breaks the news well and thoroughly explains results.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

She’s very good at making you feel comfortable and answers your questions in understandable language

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July 12, 2021

5.0

She has always let us know what is going on, shows us the scans when asked about them and is always so concerning and upbeat.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Smart doctors

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June 14, 2021

5.0

She is tops in her field and has a great relationship with her patients.

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June 13, 2021

5.0

I have recommended her to my neighbor I am very happy that I transferred over to her

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Dr K is very patient. She takes her time and really listens. She genuinely cares and wants to help her patients.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Excellent service

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar was knowledgeable, compassionate and proactive with lots of helpful advice

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He is thorough, patient, empathetic,… A great physician!

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Patience is a virtue. Especially dealing with a patient who’s memory is on the fritz and is constantly asking the same questions. I appreciate the honesty and understanding of my physical AND mental health.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. K is really great. I have always felt like she cares and is very knowledgeable about me and my brain cancer specifically. That is fantastic since I know she has many patients. It’s been good news for a few years. Even when it was bad news, all the doctors have been able to have that difficult conversation with me including Dr. K.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Superb nice and knowledgeable doctor

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May 17, 2021

5.0

She is very knowlegable, and caring. She spends significant time explaining in detail diagnosis, and treatment plan.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

A great doctor and a friend.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

she is the best doctor I’ve ever gone to for any thing

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May 12, 2021

5.0

We love Dr K!

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Service

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Same as above, and she is patient, welcoming, and very open to questions and inquiry.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

I like her very friendly and caring and listens to me

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Superb nice as a doctor and a person. highly recommend

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April 25, 2021

5.0

She’s the best at what she does - and really cares about her patients.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

She is the Doctor that I have the most interaction. Dr. Kumthekar is why I give such a high rating for the Oncology department overall.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

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

  • Datix Limited
  • Enclear Therapies, Inc.
  • Vivacitas Oncology, Inc.
  • Z5 Inventory

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Affinia Healthcare
  • Angiochem, Inc.
  • Biocept, Inc.
  • Brown & James, PC
  • Celularity Inc.
  • Enclear Therapies, Inc.
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG)
  • Guidepoint Global, LLC
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Novocure, Inc.
  • Orbus Therapeutics
  • Sintetica

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Angiochem, Inc.

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