David VanderWeele, MD, PhD

David VanderWeele, MD, PhD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2007
Professional Education:
PhD, University of Chicago - 2005
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2009
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 

461 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Both he and his assistant were empathetic, they really listen and they really care about our health.

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August 30, 2021

3.0

My first appointment with him. Just getting to know him and his approach to my case.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable & caring.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Very friendly listens to patients. Excellent Oncologist.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Projects competency

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Hes a medical Genius in his profession!!!

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He is caring and considerate, knowledgeable.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Straight forward and all business. Articulate with the subject of medicine, especially diagnostic procedures.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Answered questions with great insight. Offered good perspectives.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele always answers all of my questions, takes time to make sure that we understand everything, and is genuinely concerned.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

The best

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is excellent explaining in terms I can understand.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Great

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July 31, 2021

5.0

He knows my health issue well and keeping track of my issues and progress.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Offered encouragement about best treatment. He was kind and answered all questions completely.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He is a soft spoken, quietly competent doctor who has great knowledge in the area that he works in.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

I feel like he has my health issue committed to memory. He comes in and talks about what has gone on stating information about tests etc without paperwork in front of him. He is so busy with patients that I am amazed he can remember so much.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He throughly explained my diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. I am very pleased he has taken me on as a patient. His PAs are excellent as well.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele is very patient and kind and was able to educate us on the options we have and did so while helping my Dad maintain his dignity.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Listens Gives recommendations and options.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Brilliant man and excellent listener.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Emphatic, prepared doctor

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He is so calm, but so caring. He had to give me some bad news, but he did it in such a calm and reassuring way

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Extremely bright, excellent communicator, thoughtful, excellent listener, patient and overall nice person.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to know about his patients.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Caring and compassionate and took time to explain my Options.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He is doing his best to keep my husband alive and listens to all our questions.

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June 19, 2021

5.0

He knew my case, had reviewed my scans, sample pathology results, Etc. And didn't start by asking redundant questions but went straight to listing my options for treatment, not "guessing" or "thinking" what can be done but specifically the routes to pursue, pros and cons on each and the best order to have them

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June 18, 2021

5.0

The doctor listened to my concerns with no judgment and gave me options and a plan.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

I have only known him for a short time, but feel comfortable that he has the expertise I am looking for and he communicates well.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. V is knowledgeable, authoritative, perspicacious, skillful, blithesome just an all-around good dude. Also, he is tall.

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Again. The best

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June 06, 2021

4.0

This was my first time meeting with Dr. VanderWeele and I found his demeanor pleasant and comforting. His explanations were thorough and easy to understand.

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June 05, 2021

5.0

Knows his field

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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May 28, 2021

4.0

Takes the necessary time to explain and/or answer questions.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I trust him

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele is very thorough. He and his staff take the time to familiarize themselves with my file before seeing me. Any questions I have Dr. VanderWeele has a well thought out answer that I can understand. He watches over my bloodwork to make sure I'm handling my treatments.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeble and caring.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

The doctor informs you of everything thing happening with the treatment, honest and shares his knowledge

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May 13, 2021

5.0

staff was very knowledgeable

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May 12, 2021

5.0

They were on target with the medication in controlling my situation!

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Very good Dr. and able to treat my condition.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He is very pleasant and very kind, and He makes you feel comfortable, when he explained how he is going to help you with your care.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent service and excellent Doctors

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele gives me hope in my fight against cancer.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Hi is a quiet, thoughtful and extremely competent doctor.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Because he is an excellent physician.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vanderwelle answered my familys questions quickly

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Good advice

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele is honest, and very thorough. He takes the time to explain things to me.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele was extremely thorough and knowledgeable of my previous care under dr. Tellez. He answered all my questions and we agreed on where to proceed in the future.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr is thorough in reviewing your records and in constant contact with your team of doctors to help you make a decision that will help to give you a future.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Very caring and dedicated.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Extremely professional.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Very strong credentials and easy to talk with.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

First rate doc & team - always prepared - great & timely service & counsel

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very patient and knowledgeable. Always answers my questions and give great recommendations.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent, listens to patient

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Cant say enough good things about Dr. V. Hes obviously very intelligent and especially knowledgeable about his field and keeps abreast of the latest advances in treatment of my cancer. He gives me the straight scoop during our visits and addresses any concerns I may have. Hes got a great sense of humor; can take it and dish it out. Hes very tall but is willing to prevaricate on his exact height if it means I will lose a bet with his staff. So, if height prevarication is his worst fault then I say do whatever you must to keep him on Northwesterns staff (at least until he cures me or I kick the bucket). Thanks.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele is very thoughtful and direct. I believe he has seriously considered all the options and makes his recommendations wisely and carefully.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

He understands the situation and explained the next steps.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Highly educated and his care has kept me free of cancer for over a year.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Dedication to patient care.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Effective

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Very professional and personal. Knows how to communicate to patient.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

The best judgement

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March 21, 2021

5.0

He is very professional, but not very personal. But his expertise is what I wanted not a friend. Overall I am pleased with all the resources at Northwestern in my treatment of cancer.

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March 20, 2021

5.0

He also answered my questions and my concerns

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanDerWeele is doing everything possible to seek the best outcome for my difficult case.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

He's got a good handle on what's going on. And what is likely to happen.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Best doc

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March 08, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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March 06, 2021

5.0

Smart / thorough / pragmatic doc / also has a great support team.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Extremely intelligent, innovative, personable, helpful and excellent communicator

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He's a good Dr. looking to help his patients. He cares.

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February 27, 2021

5.0

I think Dr. VanDerWeele knows enough and does the work to be sure he is offering me the best possible course of care for my condition.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Very efficient and knowledgeable.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and educates and listens to the patient

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He pays attention to my medical needs.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Feel care is well reasoned and patient involved in decisions.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and professional.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

LISTENS WELL, TAKES HIS TIME, IS INTERESTED IN YOUR CARE

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February 09, 2021

5.0

He's an excellent doctor and very focused on my care and health

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February 09, 2021

5.0

He specializes in kidney cancer. I trust his diagnoses and recommendation.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Very smart. Knows the best evidence to apply to treatment. Very approachable.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and caring

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February 05, 2021

5.0

consummate pro, cutting edge knowledge

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Very personable. Really like him.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Very analytical, describes my situation and options clearly

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February 02, 2021

5.0

knowledge and wisdom

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Smart, well trained, and personable

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Dr seem to be very caring and professional.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele is professional and considerate of all questions.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Dr V. is a wonderful doctor and person. He relates very well to me, doesn't sugarcoat things, but yet has a very optimistic demeanor.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Always on top of my medications and in my corner

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Pragmatic doc - smart & thorough

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanderWeele and Dr. Stenton were easy to talk to as well as extremely professional.

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January 16, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to listen and understand the health concerns.

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