Shuo Ma, MD  PhD

Shuo Ma, MD PhD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medical Group

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
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 (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (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
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
234 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    5.0
  • Clear Explanations
    5.0
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    5.0
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    5.0
  • Easy to Understand
    5.0
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    5.0

Reviews from Patients

68 Reviews
November 09, 2019

Dr. Ma always gives me her full attention and spends as much time with me as I need. I never feel rushed, or that my stage of cancer isn't as pressing as someone else's later stage.

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November 07, 2019

Dr. Ma answers all my questions. She was a good choice for my cancer treatment.

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October 27, 2019

Northwestern is extremely fortunate to have an outstanding clinician who is kind and compassionate in Dr. Ma

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October 27, 2019

Dr. Ma is the best!!

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October 27, 2019

as a CLL patient we always review my blood work and any Questions that I have during the appointment. I see Dr. MA on a quarterly basis due to my diagnosis.

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October 13, 2019

I'd give Dr Ma all 10s if I could. She is just wonderful. I'm doing quite well on my treatment for CLL and Dr Ma is truly as happy as I am that I am feeling well.

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October 10, 2019

Dr. Ma is a wonderful doctor. She explains things very well and I always feel I am in very good hands with her.

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September 16, 2019

Feel lucky to have such wonderful care

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September 08, 2019

Care provider was excellent, very knowledgeable, providing good solid information, concerned about my condition

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September 05, 2019

I am very confident that Dr Ma will provide me with the best care I can receive

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September 02, 2019

Dr. Ma's attention to detail, clear explanations, and caring attitude are much appreciated. I will highly recommend her to anyone in need of a blood cancer doctor.

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August 17, 2019

Dr. Ma is excellent.

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August 16, 2019

Dr. Ma is outstanding. She is patient and kind, and she inspires confidence.

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August 14, 2019

*Dr. Ma is outstanding.

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August 11, 2019

Dr. Ma explained my condition very clearly

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August 09, 2019

All excellent.

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July 28, 2019

I love Dr. Ma! She has always explained everything in detail & is very kind.

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July 14, 2019

Northwestern is very fortunate to have doctors of the high caliber of Dr. MA.

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June 11, 2019

I have been under Dr. Ma's care since June, 2014. Dr. Ma has been an excellent provider, listens, spends time, and always clarifies if something in the protocol language is not clear.

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June 09, 2019

Exceptionally attentive, responsive, and interactive.

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May 19, 2019

Dr. Ma to me is best in her field. It took a long time for her to come into the room, but she is worth the wait. My health care is of course the most important thing to me right now.

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May 17, 2019

Dr. Ma is brilliant, up to date, wonderful, and I know I'm in the best of hands. As a physician myself I know good care, and what I always get at Northwestern is OUTSTANDING care. I'm very lucky, and thankful.

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May 15, 2019

Dr. Ma is PHENOMENAL!

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April 05, 2019

Dr. Ma is an excellent doctor for my condition and has kept me up to date on everything. she is so fantastic for mere words.

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March 22, 2019

Dr. Ma is outstanding.

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March 21, 2019

*Dr. Ma is extremely capable and patient focused. I owe my care & my life to her.

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March 10, 2019

No complaints on Dr. Ma. She has always given me the best care.

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February 26, 2019

Dr. Ma provided an outstanding experience for me. She was on top of my history, my chart, my questions, my disease, my prognosis, and my treatment options. She listened carefully and thoughtfully, and provided a wealth of helpful information. She also took the time to read a CLL article I wanted her opinion on and gave me her opinion. This went above and beyond the call of duty, but she seems like the the type of doctor who does this routinely. I feel very blessed to have her as my oncologist.

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February 13, 2019

Dr. Ma is a very smart and caring doctor

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February 12, 2019

Dr always courteous, professional and spends time with me. I have already referred this Dr to other patients. One of the referrals is extremely happy and also suggested the Dr to others.

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February 10, 2019

Dr Ma is amazing. When she walks into the room she makes me feel that she is truly happy to see me, not just me as a patient, but me as a person. Dr. Ma shares medical information with me and my husband in a way that is clear and understandable. I have complete faith in her as my doctor.

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February 01, 2019

I love Dr. Ma!

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January 28, 2019

Dr.MA is a great doctor

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January 28, 2019

All good.

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January 19, 2019

Dr. Ma is a rock star. She was very attentive and compassionate about my disease. She is extremely pro active about concerns I had in regards to quality of life. She was kind and extremely knowledgeable about this rare form of lymphoma and had great suggestions for my continued health. She spent a LOT of time with me. i never felt rushed or dismissed by my questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing her again.

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December 28, 2018

*Dr. Ma has ALWAYS taken time to explain things thoroughly. She is extremely caring, gentle, & always makes me feel comfortable. She never makes me feel rushed, even when I have had several concerns.

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December 15, 2018

In addition to being an excellent physician, Dr. Ma is very compassionate!

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November 19, 2018

I was very happy with my total experience on Nov. 1. Everyone was professional and courteous. I have recommended *Dr. Ma to several people over the year, and I know of one that travels several hours who is very happy w/*Dr. Ma.

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November 11, 2018

Dr. Ma and team have always made time to make me very comfortable with all my treatments and changing conditions.

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November 11, 2018

I feel blessed and so appreciative of Dr Ma and her team. They're kind, caring, so intelligent, and I trust Dr Ma and her ten completely.

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November 11, 2018

I wish there was something higher than very good to give to Dr. Ma. She is excellent!

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October 29, 2018

Dr. Ma is a wonderful Doctor. Very pleasant to deal with always.

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October 13, 2018

Dr. Ma is wonderful. She always explains everything in plain English. She saved my life with a clinical study she was involved with. I owe her my life. Dr.Ma deserves to be recognized for her work in oncology.

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October 01, 2018

COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER

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September 30, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Ma since 2006, she has always been available to answer questions, including calling us at home.

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September 23, 2018

Dr Ma was great

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September 02, 2018

Dr. Ma is very knowledgeable. She examines with care, then listens to my concerns, and explains clearly.

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August 29, 2018

Utmost confidence in *Dr. Ma! Easy to understand her answers on complex questions. I feel I am the best care possible with *Dr. Ma & her assistant.

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August 09, 2018

I can't say enough about Dr. Ma. She was warm and caring. Dr. Ma took so much time with my husband and me answering all our questions and explaining anything we didn't understand. She made me feel like I was her only patient that afternoon and she was willing to spend her time with me.

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July 20, 2018

*Dr. Shuo Ma, & staff do an excellent job for your hospital. They answer all my questions.

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July 17, 2018

*Dr. Shuo Ma is an answer to prayers. *Dr. Ma is an excellent physician and has a wonderful personality. I have already recommended her to others.

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July 10, 2018

Dr. Shuo Ma was wonderful. She took the time to explain everything very clearly and answer all of our questions. She reviewed all my test results and explained exactly what each test was for. She was very patient and extremely nice yet very professional. She also told us what we should be looking for in the future . She reviewed the follow up process. We have all the confidence in the world in Dr. Ma. and would refer her to anyone looking for this type of physician. Dr. Shuo Ma was genuinely concerned about me and she was GREAT!!

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June 22, 2018

I like my visit very much.

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June 21, 2018

She's fabulous.

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June 16, 2018

Dr. Ma has always been their for us, including contacting us at home.

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June 07, 2018

*Dr. Ma is unhurried, engaged & responsive. I am grateful to have a physician treat me as a real person. She focuses on what I say & responds in a personal, helpful manner.

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June 02, 2018

I feel very confident under Dr Ma's care

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May 28, 2018

My care provider is excellent, very patient and understanding. I will be very likely recommending others.

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May 11, 2018

A+++ *Dr. MA was very caring and spent time to inform us of medical care and treatment.

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May 11, 2018

Dr. Ma is an exceptional Physician. Before my retirement due to cancer I had been a hospital CEO for 38 years and I find her to be kind professional and extremely knowledgeable. NorthWestern is extremely fortunate to have her as a physician. I went to Northwestern for her and her alone .

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April 22, 2018

Dr Ma is a very caring person and I owe her my life, without here I might not be responding to this survey. She is on top of all new test and meds. She knows all about you when she is visiting.

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April 21, 2018

Dr. Ma spend quality time with me during all my visits . I have never felt rushed .

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April 20, 2018

Dr Ma is patient, caring, interested in me as a person as well as a patient. Yes, I believe I am lucky to have her as my doctor.

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January 23, 2018

Dr. Ma could not have been more helpful. thoroughly explained everything and answered all my questions. took much more time and care than I would have expected.

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January 18, 2018

Dr. Ma is well informed, empathetic, communicative and attentive. I have recommended her to others.

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January 18, 2018

Doctor Ma is wonderful

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Ma is always willing to explain things to me and always show concern for any questions I ask. I always feel heard by her when I'm with her and feel total confidence in my care with her. I am beyond grateful for her and her the NW family for my quick recovery and continued progress.

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January 07, 2018

I would recommend Doctor Ma and your Hospital to family and friends.

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