Matthew D. Saltzman, MD

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Primary Specialty

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 2003
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2004
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2008
Fellowships:
University of Washington - 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1404 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Great physican

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August 28, 2023

1.0

His Resident handled most of the evaluation - neither of them had read my medical chart to understand my history or medications. I choose to receive care within the Northwestern system to avoid having to answer those questions 100 times. His resident was fine for the most part - did a little bit of an evaluation and made a judgment of injury. Dr. Saltzman walked in and had me sit on the table raised my arms - offered up an MRI. Didn't say much else and left the room. I don't think he could pick me out of a lineup. I don't think he knows my name. I understand a rotator cuff injury may be a pretty run-of-the-mill injury for an orthopedic doctor, but it's my first and didn't feel I received literally ANY level of care. I can understand a desire to see imaging before wanting to make a treatment plan or give further details, but at least say that. He kind of implied I could've just gone back to physical therapy where I'd been for the previous month and hadn't seen substantive improvement or done the MRI. I sought a referral to understand the injury and learned nothing new and now just slightly more frustrated by the process. I don't have much confidence I'll receive the best care.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Personable, answers all questions, good doctor.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

I had good results with earlier surgery by him.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Personable. Spends time to listen. Addresses the issues pragmatically

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent physician. Very thorough and knowledgeable and kind.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and likable.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Great OT/dr care communication

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August 24, 2023

5.0

I should have met Dr. Saltzman before I had surgery on my L shoulder. I like his approach and he looks for the patients’ best interest.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Good communication, efficient and friendly. Took time to answer my questions.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

The way he can make going to the doctor a fun time.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

I felt he and his team did a better job explaining my injury and what I might expect going forward.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

He took his time with me explain things very thoroughly. Give me a timeline of how everything would work out for definitely recommend him again.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Great doctor!

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. S. is great to work with.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

I felt very confident and comfortable with him. He was always positive about the outcome of my surgery and seemed happy and confident each time we met. I liked him.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Kind, caring and compassionate. Very professional!

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk to gives you full attention and answers all questions

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August 15, 2023

5.0

True, confident surgeon, helped me with my shoulder and recovery to use it fully

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Knows his stuff and explains things very well.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Great prep. Efficient execution

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very caring

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very honest and explanatory

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Just a really great surgeon

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Friendly professional and helpful he made me at ease

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Best

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August 08, 2023

5.0

He explain things well so I was aware of what we’re gonna have to do took his time with me

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August 06, 2023

5.0

I reached out to his PA and he got back to me right away. When I was at the appointment he came in and discussed my x-ray results and told me my options. His PA gave me the cortisone shot and I was in my way.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Emphasize your problem by being very clear in your medical procedures. In addition to having an excellent attitude.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Personable, professional, knowledgable.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

He is very pleasant.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He is not an aggressive Doctor, gives me options

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Totally pleased with results of left shoulder total arthroscopy. Good bedside manner. Great doc!

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Saltzman was very knowledgeable and showed great care in seeing me. He instilled a confidence I did not have with other doctors. I came in confused and scared and left completely secure that I was in good hands. He explained what the issue was and laid out his plan for addressing my shoulder. He was very supportive and I did not feel like a number as I was treated with dignity and respect. His nurse was also compassionate and walked me through the placement of my sling and next steps as well.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Maybe I should wait until after my surgery??? Seriously, Dr Saltzman is professional and a pleasure to talk with. Especially his golf game!!!

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July 25, 2023

4.0

Good care. Not ver personable.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, explains issues clearly, very professional

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July 24, 2023

3.0

see above. did not take adequate time to explain and answer questions.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Empathetic; smart; pro

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Awesome surgeon! Very nice and takes his time during your appointment to answer questions. I would highly recommend him!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable. Extremely patient and takes time to answer all questions. He’s done previous shoulder repair for me with great results.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He is the best

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Listened and discussed prognosis

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Saltzman is an excellent surgeon.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon with very nice bed side manner.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Saltzman, has done 4 of my surgeries,3 elbow and 1 shoulder, no complications, so I highly recommend him, he's the best.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Makes time to discuss options

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He is always in the forefront of orthopedic advancements. He is also very personable, compassionate and takes all the time needed to answer questions.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Listened well. Made clear and specific recommendations.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

The way he made you feel and his smile

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, responsive, rated explaining symptoms and treatment

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Smart, kind, direct, concise, clear, helpful

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July 11, 2023

5.0

The BEST

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Friendly, informative, professional. I felt very comfortable with him

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and confident.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

The best

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Terrible MD

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr seemed very caring

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, clear assessment and options

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Great team, thorough with explanations

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July 02, 2023

5.0

He listened to my problem, assessed what to do and did it quickly.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Saltzman is personable and has a caring demeanor. I felt he clearly explained my issue. His PA AJ is also great in his demeanor and explanations

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June 28, 2023

5.0

He is a caring doctor and very pleasant with explaining my condition.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Very pleased with the total shoulder arthroplasty he did 6 weeks ago. Just scheduled the same surgery on my other shoulder with Dr. Saltzman.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

I think I appreciate his team

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He is just excellent and a pleasure to cover all of my issues.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Amazing surgeon

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June 21, 2023

5.0

His confidence and knowledge.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Saltzman has earned my confidence & trust

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Saltzman is very skillful, knowledgeable, respectful and patient. He answered my questions and explained choices for my care.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Knowledge

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June 09, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon, presents himself well and very professional. He offers you all possibilities and pertinent info but allows you to make your decision.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Confident in his abilities and I received recommendations from prior patients of his.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

It has been two years since he did a reverse total right shoulder replacement surgery on me and I have very good range of motion...Dr. Saltzman was pleased and impressed.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

great surgeon, excellent result

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Patient, kind, explained procedure (including risks), answered questions.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He was great.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon, very thorough in his explanations and also kind!

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June 03, 2023

5.0

acted on data provided from the MRI

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable & explained everything

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