Shuo Ma, MD, PhD

Shuo Ma, MD, PhD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Beijing Medical University - 1994
Residency:
AMITA Health/St Joseph Hospital (Chicago) - 2005
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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

5.0
5.0 

919 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

It is great to have a doctor who is also involved in research. Dr. Ma also clearly cares deeply for her patients. She treats them as people and takes the time to explain treatment options and to give a through hands on exam at every appointment.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

I have been her patient for years. She know my history and listens to my concerns. I can tell that she keeps updated on oncology issues. I also knows she cares about my condition and health.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Expertise

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Care

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March 24, 2022

5.0

On top and so knowledgeable of what is happening in CLL. Explains everything so it is easy to understand. Listens and asks about me

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March 24, 2022

5.0

She's the most caring and knowledgeable doctor, who seems genuinely interested in me and my health.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

I’ve been seeing Dr. Ma since 2014 after Dr. Steven Rosen’s departure. She’s very caring and informative.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I feel like my care and treatment are in good hands

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Smart and careful

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma and her staff are the best. Always professional and truly caring providers.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma is thorough, knowledgeable and takes the time to answer all of my questions regardless of how minor they seem. I could not be in a better place.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and caring. Takes time to go over test results and explain as needed. Listens to patient questions and responds thoughtfully. Shows interest in patient as a person.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Professionalism and informative

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma has been kind and understanding as we have navigated my journey with lymphoma. Her credentials give me (and my family, some of whom are serious medical researchers) confidence that she has the best and most current information for helping me deal with this situation. I have cancer...but I do not have doubts that I am in the best place, with the best person to give me the best possible outcome.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Ma as a CLL specialist. I feel like my cancer care is in good hands.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She is one the few CLL experts in the Chicago area.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shuo Ma was very thoughtful and she went into great detail explaining the possibilities of what my diagnosis is and what she recommended for follow up

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She has and is taking excellent care of me.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shuo Ma is highly informative. Her medical knowledge is so updated on all the latest trials and explains the reason which treatment is best for your all over health. Takes all the time needed to answer your concerns. Never feel rushed! I always leave feeling much hope and relief. Nurse Judy who takes vitals has such a charming personality.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Same experience and expertise

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Smart, sensitive, caring, knows her stuff

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She was very nice, took the time to talk with me about my concerns, ask if I had questions and answered them in details.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

High degree of professionalism, thoroughness, thoughtfulness. Never rushed. Always made sure I understood what the situation was. Instills a high degree of confidence in me about the type of care I am getting.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor Compassionate and Dedicated!

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Ma is the best! She has it all: knowledge, judgement, dedication, and compassion. I can’t imagine a better oncologist.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Extremely competent and outstanding manner on how she explains my condition and treatment.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma has provided excellent care for many years. She is never rushed and always has the time and patience to make sure you get the best possible results.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

She is amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Dr Ma takes her time with every patient and explains things in a clear and concise way.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Kind and informative.Listens and is caring about your concerns

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Best in class

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She is thoughtful and questioning and gathering information for answers for herself and for me. Because we learn from each other, I was glad to be with someone who was looking at me as an individual.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I never feel rushed when I have my appointments with Dr. Ma. She takes time to explain all my bloodwork results.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Very caring physician. The best one I've ever had...and I've had a lot.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Ma is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Caring, Thorough, Patient, Competent.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She is fantastic and wonderful as a doctor. So knowledgeable.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Lines short Doctors great

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Experience

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Expert in her field of medicine.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

She’s the best and has been for the last dozen years I’ve been treated by her.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional

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January 31, 2022

5.0

this is my first encounter with Dr. Ma but I find her extremely caring.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, concerned, pleasant, willing to answer all of my questions.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

best doctor I've ever had

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Has a great reputation for care

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January 24, 2022

5.0

With Dr.Ma I always feel self assured that I have the right person to help me through my leukemia treatment. She is always straightforward and attentive to my questions and concerns.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, thorough, patient, answered spouse questions well on first consult, clear on treatment options and trade offs, hugely confidence inspiring.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma is an extremely knowledgeable and intelligent physician.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

She is smart and compassionate and available.

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January 11, 2022

4.0

Just met her. Liked her. Think she’ll be great

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma is on top of the latest research and treatments for CLL and helped inform me of a plan of action in case of contracting COVID-19. I feel she cares about her patients and is a dedicated professional.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Lots of patience taking time to answer questions and concerns.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Ma has been outstanding i helping me deal with my CLL. has interest in overall well being and gives advice and suggestions on my health. she never seems rushed or in a hurry with me, and i greatly appreciate that as a cancer patient

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ma is excellent! I have complete trust in her care.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Northwestern is lucky to have a doctor of her quality but I feel just as lucky as her patient that she’s there.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Very personable, extremely knowledgeable.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Shes friendly, explains things, answers your questions

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent doctor and a caring bperson.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

I have trusted Dr. Ma with my well being for many years. She has always had the time and the expertease to ensure I have the best possible out come no matter what health issues I have been confronted with.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Confidence

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma is very professional, very kind, very knowledgeable, and very caring.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

She is very kind and knowledgeable. She is making a great effort to explain in English. I feel lucky to have such a caring and knowledgeable physician

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December 18, 2021

5.0

I cannot believe my luck in having Dr. Ma for my physician. She is articulate and pays great attention to every detail and information on my chart, i.e. blood work, symptoms and everything related to my lcc. She is compassionate and understands my anxiety surrounding my diagnosis.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

As I’ve said several times before she is very compassionate very informative very timely with my test results and feedback

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She is caring and smart.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Ma is the best! Always listens and explains anything I ask

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December 13, 2021

5.0

very good coordination and team work.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Her professionalism her knowledge and how she explains everything to her patients

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, Caring, Patience, Takes time, Thorough answers.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Think she does a terrific job explaining

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December 07, 2021

5.0

The whole experience was top notch including the wonderful facilities & safety protocols along with how easily accessible the entire Medical Campus is to public transport

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very smart about cancer

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Very kind. Wants you to see results, explains so you understand

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Thorough and keeps you informed.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She is tops in her field!

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma has been treating my condition for 16+ years. She is the reason I am able to fill out this questionaire today. She always has the time to explain every detail of my treatment and makes me feel confident in the outcome.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

I just met my new oncologist, Dr. Ma, today. She listened to my questions and reassured me about a test result. She was kind, patient and compassionate with my concerns.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Ma combines great knowledge with complete compassion in treating her patients.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma is great 0 I like her very thorough approach. I feel like I'm in good hands and I trust her judgment. I'm very grateful to have her as my doctor.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

She is passionate and caring and always there for me.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Outstanding physician. Efficient. Knows her stuff.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma is the epitome of what an MD should be. Brilliant, caring and capable. She has my full trust as my oncologist.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma is very personable and thorough. She used more thorough tests than another doctor, and also took the time to explain her reasoning. This coincides with NW's reputation of top medical care.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Top notch at her job!

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma is excellent

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, compassionate and informed discussion and review of my cancer diagnosis.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She knows her medicine. I trust her. I am a retired Nurse Practitioner. I have worked with many physicians in my career and Dr. Ma is one of the best.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Ma knows her stuff.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Her mannerisms are phenomenal; she’s gentle with her examination

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November 06, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff and she is kind. She has gotten very good at explaining.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable, friendly, and takes the appropriate amount of time. She never indicates that she is in a hurry.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very highly compitant. Custumer focused. Dr. MA is a an examplery profesional who can addressing all custumers concerns and health problems.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Her professionalism, performance, expertise, thoroughness, efficiency, quality of care. I am confident that I am getting the best care possible.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma listens to my concerns, never makes me feel like she is rushed, I always feel like I’m in good hands.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ma has been my doctor since shortly after my diagnosis. She is a tireless, caring, provider who has always gone above and beyond to ensure my well being. When my diagnosis recently took a turn for the worse, she was instrumental in ensuring I had the proper treatment by the leading provider.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Ma is attentive to my concerns, is thorough in her examination and so kind. I’m so fortunate to have her directing my care.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

She’s is the best oncologist in the business!!

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Una doctora muy amable, le importan sus pacientes y explica todo muy bien!

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August 28, 2021

4.0

I wish she was more forthcoming with information regarding future therapies with out my having to ask for the information first

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August 28, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough in her testing of my CLL.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

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

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Aptitude Health
  • AstraZeneca
  • BeiGene
  • Dava Oncology, LP
  • Janssen Biotech, Inc., (formerly Centocor Biotech, Inc.)
  • Projects In Knowledge, Inc.
  • TG Therapeutics, Inc.
  • WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.

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