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

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

5.0
5.0 

84 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

November 12, 2020

5.0

Outstanding experience. Very well planned and explainedwhat the procedure and process will entail.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very infirmative and patient

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Excellent physicia n

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Ive bever met him in person,just virual,but all the doctors there are fantastic.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Because,I had surgery there a while ago and doctors and nurses are really up on these issues and I have a friends that said the same thing.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Nice fellow, courteous

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November 02, 2020

5.0

He was very attentive to my needs

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Was professional and involved with patient in coming up with a plan

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Very professional and considerate to patient needs

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October 29, 2020

5.0

He seem to be very knowledgeable.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I feel my team of Doctors on my case is very patient and very informative with me and my family.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Kind and easily approachable for questions and information

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Efficient and prompt communication

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Very honest

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Very informative regarding my situation, communicates extremely well.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

My condition appears to be stable so using a telephone to inform me of test results is appropriate. Dr. Tate has other patients that require his office time.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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October 22, 2020

5.0

They are very good

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October 21, 2020

5.0

take time to explain my question and results and very friendly

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October 21, 2020

5.0

no waiting time , very friendly stuff member

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October 15, 2020

5.0

He is very knowledgeable ,professional , patient and answers and explains questions I ask

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Very personable and professional.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Experience, approach, patient safety

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Doctor is fantastic and answered all queries, risks and approach to the surgery.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Matthew Tate was absolutely phenomenal! My husband was a patient at Shirley Ryan and had to be taken to Northwestern for seizures. We feel so blessed that Dr. Tate was his doctor. He had to have brain surgery and we would not have felt like he would have been in capable hands with anyone else! We truly feel like it was a blessing to have been placed in his care. He is a brilliant doctor and also handled us with the best bedside manner. He spent so much time with us and talked to us and never rushed. We felt like he truly cared for us as people and not just another dollar to be made. At first we didn't receive the best news and he was so caring and kind and then celebrated with us when things were better than expected. We truly would go back to him if he were closer! We highly recommend him!

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October 08, 2020

5.0

NM Neurological Surgery was a great team and took care of all of our needs. They did a wonderful job, were accessible and answered all of our questions in a very timely manner!

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Tate gave me and my wife confidence in his analysis and diagnosis of cognitive abilities. His care was thoughtful and effective.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

He is great at what he does and I appreciate the skills and knowledge that he holds. He is friendly and respectful, and has put my family and I at ease through multiple surgeries and consultations and I will continue to put my faith in him.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate and his team are always friendly, courteous, and very respectful. This is my second surgery with Dr. Tate and he has always answered all of my questions in a way that I can understand and has put any concerns that I may have at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Tate and continue to have 110% confidence in him with my care.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

He knows exactly how to handle your case tell you word for word how it is! What next!!

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Every time I go to NW for whatever reason always have great results I go in with all these negative thoughts and come out feeling so relieved!!

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Outstanding care and successful results

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Outstanding care and successful results

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate was prepared to discuss our case, provide insight into what he is experienced in. He actually read the initial report from 2017. He was aware of the physician and trusted their opinions then and now. Prior to coming to NM our scans weren't explained to us other than it's fine.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

The Team was prepared. Asked questions. Followed up to questions asked whether in person or by phone.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate is knowledgeable, kind, caring, and efficient.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

I had a very positive experience with my surgery.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

My case ended up being nothing for alarm yet he took the time to explain and answer all questions. I never felt any less important than any other patient he might have seen, I'm sure.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

The care, compassion, and answers given. You are treated like a unique individual and all questions are considered and answered. There was respect shown by the nurse and the doctor.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Took time to answer all my questions.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Extremely accommodating. Scheduled appointment quickly. Great follow-up.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

On time organized and very informative

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September 16, 2020

5.0

From what i know about him,he just seems like a good doctor to have regarding cancer issues.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

I think Northwestern is a great hospital in all aspects. I as well as other people I know are very please with the services recieved.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He seems genuine, caring and skilled. Making something pretty incredible sound routine

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Incredible staff, Shelly the RN is amazing as well as Dr Tate

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctors

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr Mathew Tate is an outstanding neurosurgeon and an unbelievable person!

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr Mathew Tate is an outstanding neurosurgeon and an unbelievable person!

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate has been very upfront with me and not in a rush to do unnecessary surgery.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

I like the way they treat me.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

I feel very cared for and listened to and well informed by Dr. Tate.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

He was punctual and informative about future possibilities and plans

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August 27, 2020

5.0

He is very patient and explains very good

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate always takes the time to answer all our questions. He really cares about his patients.

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August 20, 2020

4.0

He was very friendly and informative and took his time.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate is always responsive to calls and questions. He takes his time in the appointment and makes sure everything is clearly understood, which with brain surgery is both difficult and necessary.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Tate is an amazingly kind and skilled neurosurgeon. He always acts as if there is nothing more important than the patient and the issues involved in their care yet is very approachable and empathetic.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

He was clear concise compassionate

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Compassion. Clarity

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Good evaluation from the doctor.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate was extremely approachable explaining X-rays, MRIS, etc. He wasn't hurried as so many of the Northwestern doctors seem to be today. He took time to listen and to answer any questions that I might have. I left feeling more positive than I had going into this session.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions thoroughly.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate engaged with me in a professional, respectful way. He addressed all my questions to my satisfaction and explained my condition in terms I could understand

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July 29, 2020

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate was very approachable, allowed me the time I needed to discuss my prior surgery. Answered all my questions and his PA was excellent. Really enjoy my appointment.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Professional, attentive care. Answered all questions pre and post op..PLUS, performed an unparalleled, successful operation resulting.in a miraculous recovery!

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July 27, 2020

5.0

A highly professional and excellent manner and session.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

The doctor was very helpful and answer all my questions

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tat sounds knowledgeable, answered my questions with details and explained the pros and cons. Great experience.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate is professional, talented, and possess a wonderful & calming bedside manner.

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July 12, 2020

5.0

Everyone in Neurosurgery is helpful and pleasant and they make a patient feel at ease. Dr. Tate is thorough in his assessment of my situation and takes the time to explain my test images. I feel I'm in good hands.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Tate is a great surgeon and he listens when I converse with him and he provides succinct answers. He is patient provides practical answers in my care.

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July 08, 2020

5.0

I think he is very good in his expertise

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July 08, 2020

5.0

He takes his time with you and is very nice and knowledgeable

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate was kind and friendly and patient. I felt he really listened and answered all my concerns.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate was thorough and answered all my questions and concerns. He never made me feel rushed.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

He was very clear at telling me the information I needed to know! .He also answer all my question some before I asked!.Thank you!

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June 19, 2020

4.0

I would have liked more time with Dr Tate.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions that I had explain things very thoroughly took his time with me doctor Tate is amazing

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Friendly

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Tate are outstanding. Excellent Surgeon and great person!

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tate explained everything in detail. I felt very comfortable with him, and felt that he had my interest and well being as his top priority.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Attentive, patient, knowledgeable staff.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

He is very nice and informative.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Very informative.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Again very professional and thorough. Goes through all the data with patients and makes sure you understand.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Very professional and thorough. Made sure I was comfortable and explained procedure each step of the way.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

He took his time explaining in detail diagnosis, prognosis, surgery , stay in hospital post op. Felt it all ok

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June 04, 2020

5.0

He was very polite, direct, competent on the phone. Answered my questions. I got what I wanted.

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