Priya U. Kumthekar, MD

Priya U. Kumthekar, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Practice Focus Areas

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
Physician 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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300 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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

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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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April 22, 2021

5.0

I just love her I think she is the best doctor I’ve ever had as well

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar saw me on short notice. She was very kind and thorough in her evaluation. I am glad she was able to speak with me about my case.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

She's wonderful!!

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. K seemed very knowledgeable and interested in my case.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Very good service

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. K is a wonderful doctor. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, she shows an interest in me as a person, she feels like a friend not just a doctor, she is very thorough and detailed and does as not rush me.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. K was kind and decisive. She provided more valuable information in our first appointment than we’d received from our previous care team in weeks. Her nurse, Meg, is also extremely responsive to questions submitted online in the my chart program. I’ve never seen a medical office reply to anything so quickly, and given the nature of GBM, the quick response time is invaluable.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

She is so sweet!!

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April 04, 2021

5.0

I loved her

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She listens and shares her thoughts in a way that makes sense.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

She is amazing! Her skill level and knowledge are unparalleled, and her communication is wonderful - she sets expectations, She's always thoughtful and optimistic, and she's brilliant at what she has done to care for me!

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Very capable, thorough explanations, professional, capable.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent doctor. She is patient and caring. Explains things thoroughly.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. K is wonderful. Caring and always explains everything and follows up on all test results with other doctors caring for me .

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is a very caring person, who takes the time to listen to her patients. She expains everything very well to both her patients and family. She seems extremely detailed and efficient.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is so nice and caring. She is always concerned about my well being and always ready to help.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Just feel that she was very knowledgeable and made a lot of good suggestions which we weren’t getting from the other providers

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Doctor Kumthekar is an extraordinary physician. She has been my Doctor for over ten years and I have been so fortunate to have her medical expertise. Doctor Kumthekar has been a great source of strength during my illness and she is such a caring Doctor.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

SHE IS is ALWAYS AWESOMELY EXCLUSIVE AND UNDERSTANDING!!!

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr K is very thorough, patient and kind. Great bedside manner and genuinely cares about her patients. Very thankful to have such a great Dr taking care of me.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and knowledgeable..I feel very safe and comfortable in her care

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Dr K is the best

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar has a wonderful personality and she is very upbeat, even when delivering bad news to her patients.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Her bed side manner is unparalleled

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Kinthekar is very kneeling in bream tumors

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Extremely friendly, intelligent, honest and caring when it comes to patients.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Same as above. Not rushed, answers questions with understandable responses.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar has an incredible bedside manner and excellent energy and passion for her work and patient care.

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January 17, 2021

5.0

So wonderful!!!

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January 03, 2021

5.0

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December 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. K is simply the best doctor I've ever worked with. She is incredibly wise, careful, effective in her approach, and the kindest healthcare giver I've ever met. I know she personally cares about my outcomes too. She is one of a kind.

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December 30, 2020

5.0

She is expertly trained in brain tumors and has great empathy for her Lpm patients.

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December 16, 2020

5.0

Same as above and team (Meg) and others all supportive.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar was kind, helpful, and was able to answer all of our questions.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

An expert in her area. Knowledgeable and knows how to convey findings even when results unfavorable

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December 06, 2020

4.0

I was surprised by how impatient she was at this visit. It was difficult for me to process my thoughts and ask questions because I felt rushed and like I was irritating her. She was so friendly on our telehealth call the week prior so it caught me off guard. I’m sure she’s a knowledgeable Onc, but the lack of patience is hard when you’re already shaken up with new cancer growth results.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

She was just awesome!!

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Professional with warmth

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November 23, 2020

5.0

She is lovely and very clear about what is going on

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November 22, 2020

5.0

She took her time, brought in great new ideas and was very compassionate and honest.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

She’s the very best.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kumthekar is kind, caring and compassionate. She's very easy to talk to and listen to.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Kumthekar is very professional and listens to her patients and provides the latest research

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She is great.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Great care. Always a positive experience. Attitude of "this is what we do next" is why I am still here."

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Dr kumthakar is a wonderful, caring doctor. She answers all our questions simply, and yet detailed.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Priya is accommodating to her patients and wants to get to know them before starting treatment. She creates lists for herself to complete as well as the patient to complete and lists are helpful for me.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Extremely kind and flexible staff

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Additionally, she's knowledgeable and explained things in a way that I could understand.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

I love the professionalism they all displayed (Tammi, Meg, and Dr. Kumthekar). They all showed genuine interest and concern. They were personable, patient and good listeners. They had positive energy!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Very helpful

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Always nice, on time and answering the questions

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Kinthekar is easy to advise and know your case

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Kinthekar is very caring Dr explain my case in detail and fallows my case

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr K is one of the finest physicians at Northwestern

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Great care and attention

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October 25, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and has a good nature

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor Priya Kumthekar is an excellent physician who helps us greatly in making decisions

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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 || chr(38) || 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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