Matthew C. Tate, MD, PhD

Matthew C. Tate, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Emory University School of Medicine - 2006
Professional Education:
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology - 2002
Internship:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2007
Residency:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2012

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

450 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He is extremely 👍 great,

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March 28, 2022

5.0

great doctors

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and caring doctor

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Please reference aforementioned. I am so very pleased with the care provided by his team including the residents.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate is friendly and straight forward. He has all my information reviewed before he examines me.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

super smart, great way of explaining things

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate emits a caring confidence that is honest and reassuring.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate is a great Guy I reccomend him to my friends

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He was clear in his findings and conclusions. Provided clear rationale for his conclusions that non medical folks can easily understand

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Professional, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate is patient, explains things in way that I understand, I trust him completely.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Very competent and easy to talk to and understand. Explains things well.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate and Angelica and their entire team have been so knowledgeable, compassionate and kind throughout this entire process. I trust them completely. All of my questions and concerns have been addressed immediately and I am so very grateful for their care.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Extremely skilled and friendly. Has time to give to his patients

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate is one of the top Neurologists in his field . Very personal hands on with patients and family . Dr Tate is one of the Best . Thank you for all you and your team do .

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He talked to us, explaining and answering questions.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Matthew Tate is the best

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate is really knowledgeable and helps me understand the steps we should take for my procedure in the future.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Very good care

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate saved my life, and continues to monitor my post surgical progress. I have great confidence in Dr. Tate’s ability.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate, without fail, makes me feel listened to and my medical concerns cared for. I never feel rushed and he puts me at ease to discuss even my more embarrassing symptoms. I always feel that I have been treated with dignity and respect.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Plain and simple, he's a great doctor.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate is a very good dr. He cares about the patients and he is very detailed in his work. He explains procedures, exams and plan of care on the level I could understand. His residents and nurse Angelica are working hard as a team for best patient outcome.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to & we felt like we were in very good hands in his care.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Personable and takes the time to explain information about your health and tests.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Talks to you in terminology that you can understand and takes the time to tell you what is going on. Very polite and great surgeon.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He a great doctor any one who comes in contact with him. He shows how caring he is.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Caring and helpful ,patience knowledgeable

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate seems extremely knowledgeable, did a great job with my surgery, has spoken in layman's terms that I can understand, and his follow-up has been great.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate was very clear and highly informed with his analysis of my situation. He was very personable and compassionate regarding the medical diagnosis I am facing. It was a pleasure to speak with him.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Hie is the best in what he does

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He explained it as well as he could

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent highly skilled neurosurgeon who cares highly for his patients. Very patient centered that is highly appreciated.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate was very caring, thorough and informative with the information I was seeking. He took time explaining my MRI results and answered my detailed list of questions. I left my appointment knowing I was getting the best care possible with Dr. Tate as my neurosurgeon.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Tate has excellent listening skills and completely answers all my questions. He performed a very delicate surgery on my brain and I have little to no side effects.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tate was very welcoming and professional.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Understanding of my needs and listens to what I have to say

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Very capable and made me feel comfortable

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Didn't rush answered all of our questions

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December 27, 2021

5.0

I have no reason to consider a change in doctor, or medical center.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He saved my life.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

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December 23, 2021

5.0

He’s awesome!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

I’ve already said how wonderful he was - his surgical abilities, his straightforward approach with his patients, his clarity, his patience - overall an amazing doctor.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Smart and gets to the point quickly.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing and does a great job.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Very skilled professional and highly patient centric.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He's the Best!

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December 05, 2021

5.0

All of the services that I received from Northwestern were nothing short of excellent 😊

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate is always through and answers all my questions. I am so grateful that he was my neurosurgeon. I feel great after my surgery and confident with him as my provider.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

He’s amazing. Very kind and compassionate. Very thorough and patient.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate and crew have been thorough and attentive. Love them!

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November 24, 2021

4.0

He was great to finally meet in person. What was difficult was waiting two weeks post surgery to talk with him (about his opinion of how the surgery went). The night of the Surgery we did receive a call from one of his team doctors, who gave a very cursory overview post surgery. But the comments were rushed, bit short on detail and not very compassionate. I had asked for a better overview when the doctor came available. It wasn't clear to me we were going to sit on pins for two weeks. Point is: was the Dr made aware I wanted more info directly from him - was the message not delivered - hence a process problem.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr tate was thoughtful and clear in his explanations

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November 17, 2021

5.0

He is a great surgeon, explains everything, and is great with follow ups.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician, top care, answers all questions.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Clear and ultimately competent...

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. He saved my life.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

He is the very best - great surgeon with excellent ability to relate to patients. I would send anyone if he could help them.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He cared about how I truly felt. He listened to me.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate and his team took there time and I didn't feel like I was just a number.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Answered our questions.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He's agood Doctor, who cares about his patients and family.

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November 01, 2021

1.0

I felt rushed and dismissed. If this was not going to be taken care of since 2013 I feel like this visit could had been addressed via phone or MyChart

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October 28, 2021

5.0

As above. I can think of no way he could do better.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Great explanations and answers.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Very relatable and knowledgeable in his field of practice.

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October 21, 2021

3.0

See answer to question 1.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He took the time to make sure all my concerns and questions were answered.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Self explanatory. His work speaks for itself. I had 2 surgeries & came out both of them... Job well done. 😙Mm-mwah💋

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Tate is very easy to work, down to earth, nice, communicates well, energetic, would do anything for a patient.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He performed my surgery for one! He always answers my questions and Is very informative as well as pleasant to converse with! Thank you

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent reputation, amazing communicator, makes me feel very good and confident as to next steps.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He seemed to know what he was talking about. He avoided unnecessary surgery in my case.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and super nice person

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Look above. Very happy with doctor

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October 06, 2021

5.0

He is clearly interested in his patients taking time to go over results of MRI. His expertise is truly appreciated.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

trust

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September 30, 2021

4.0

Because he used to care I thought but now he’s listening to other doctor instead of take his own tests he’s changing

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September 22, 2021

5.0

He was thorough and kind.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Tate and staff are great and he takes the time to ask questions and to hear my concerns

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September 20, 2021

5.0

very throughly and calmly explained the situation and why he recommended what he did.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

I’ve recommended him several times already in my support group. He listens and understands what I’m going through and the pain I’m experiencing.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Superb nice, friendly and very profecional

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Clearly explains everything and answers all my questions

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September 09, 2021

5.0

He took the time to answer every question.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

A highly skilled practitioner who answers all questions without rushing. Very nice person.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate is the best!

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September 07, 2021

5.0

I knew pretty instantly that if I needed brain surgery God connected with me a person I can trust. Dr. Tate is not only uber intelligent obviously, he is kind. Although this is something he does everyday, he realizes brain surgery & the like is pretty nerve racking to his patients. My husband & I were comfortable right from the start. He cares. He is confident.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate really made me feel comfortable with everything that is going on. Great doctor.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and approachable, answers questions and never appears rushed.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

He is highly skilled and has a personal bedside manner. Dr. Tate answered my many questions and did not rush me.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He’s so kind and knowledgeable and approachable. He explains things so that I can easily understand the situation and makes me feel involved in the decisions.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Caring, polite and answered all our questions. Was very patient and explained things.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Competence, attitude and direct nature

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tate saved my life when he removed a malignant brain tumor.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Very honest and straightforward

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Pays attention to concerns and answers all questions

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He listens, clearly explains and doesn’t rush me. He is extremely qualified for what I need done.

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