Samer Attar, MD

Samer Attar, MD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2007
Fellowships:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) - 2008
University of Chicago - 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

245 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring , professional. His resident Dr. David Christian was very responsive and caring as well.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He cares about his patients he explains everything was going on He's a good caring doctor He's full of information if you need anything he's there and his nursing staff are great

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March 25, 2022

5.0

he explained things thoroughly and calmly.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Clear instructions for purposes visit and future needs

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Very reassuring

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Courteous explained the procedure in a way that I understood him. Very friendly

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Attar is outstanding, very considerate and knowledgeable. He has an awesome personality. He made me feel comfortable and well taken care of?

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March 10, 2022

4.0

Professional and friendly demeanor, a very likeable Dr.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He’s exudes confidence . He is at the top of his field .

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Attar is exceptional. Would highly recommend him.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He was warm and got straight to the point

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He was very caring about my daughter and us, explained us in much detailed the situation and next steps.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He was very empathetic to my post-cancer action plan.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He did a very difficult surgery and gave me back the use of my right arm. He really cared about me.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He saved my leg. Plus he is very nice.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Took time to explain the riskiness of the procedure, detailed the procedure as well as the recovery timeline and managed expectations re: not providing full pain relief. Also explained the current COVID protocol and projected surgical window. Even expressed empathy for number of doctors I had seen to date.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Attar is a wonderful doctor. He always listens to his patients. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. My daughter has been having pain in her foot for many years and Dr. Attar is the reason my daughter can walk today and be active today. So grateful to have him as my daughter’s doctor.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Very timely. Friendly, professional, down to earth personality, made me feel comfortable. Succinct diagnosis with follow up planned. Answered questions with detail. Great nurse clinician working with Dr Attar.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, professional and thoughtful. Explains everything in details I can understand. Assures me he is there for me

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Amazing bedside manner, factual and competent and very professional.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

He is utterly ridiculous in how much he cares. He explains everything thoroughly. He makes sure I understand and consent to everything happening. He is so kind and caring. I always feel like nothing to worry about when he explains things to me.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

He cared for his patience

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Caring, thoughtful, reassuring, knowledgeable, I can trust him with my health

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Good guy. Good communication

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He is so chill and explains things perfectly and listens to you.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful also had excellent patient concerns

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December 09, 2021

4.0

He could be a little more personable

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Attar is professional and understanding with my many questions. His fellows are also pleasant to work with in my two appointments.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

We felt like Dr Attar listened to our concerns and was very attentive and explained everything well. He also followed up immediately after our appointment with a radiologist to review the MRI we brought and called us with the report. We were very satisfied with our care. He stressed that we can come back and see him at anytime if we have new concerns.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Wonderful bed side manner.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Es un excelente doctor

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar takes the time to talk to you and make sure you understand everything. He shows genuine concern for you and is very personable.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

DR. ATTAR IS A FINE SURGEON, EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN DETAIL, PATIENT & MADE ME FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE IN HIS KNOWLEDGE & SKILL & BEST OF ALL HE IS VERY KIND.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Attar is an amazing communicator. He listens, clearly cares about his patients and is easy to talk to. He is clearly knowledgeable. He tells things straight while being good humored. Trustworthy. Dr Attar gave me inspiration and hope about how to deal with my condition.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Kind, knowledgeable & make me feel comfortable.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

He was very kind, listened to me and was honest with me.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

He met me with a smile, yes I could even see it with a mask on.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Efficient professionals I felt very comfortable with the Dr Very compassionate

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Very caring

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent communication style. I always feel that he’s totally listening to me; he fully discusses topics with me.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Kind and thoughtful

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Both Dr Attar and his fellow were so kind, and patient. They took the time to explain what was going on, what the options are, and help me figure out what I am comfortable with and set a follow up date.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

This was a follow up to check my arm. They monitor closely

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Attar made me feel comfortable. He shared my concern. He explained everything to me clearly.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Accommodating and listens to his patient

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Good surgeon.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

I can’t imagine that he couldn’t deal effectively with any type

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very friendly, and thoroughly explained my options to me so i can make an informed decision on the next step to my recovery.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

He was thorough and friendly. Knowledgeable.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Exceptional physician. First visit was impressive HIGHLY recommend

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October 23, 2021

5.0

He is the best doctor.

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October 21, 2021

4.0

Down to earth and efficient in delivering information although could be a little warmer or patient.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Very kind and personable. Seems so eager to help and find solutions. He cares and really that means the world!

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and genuinely shows care for his patients.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very warm and caring

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Excelente médico nos atiende muy bien

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar and the attendings were terrific in explaining everything, asked me all the right questions, answered all my questions and were kind and patient.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

He is very kind, good sense of humor and Has wonderful support staff

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Because he is an excellent doctor beyond anything I’ve seen. Attentive to detail and extremely knowledgeable in his field of medicine.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Very personable Doctor. Explains details very well.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and competent

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar is always helpful and informative. He did an excellent job on the repair of my broken elbow.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very caring and supportive (both doctors and his team)

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August 04, 2021

5.0

I want him to do my shoulder next week,honest and straight talking and great surgeon, the best, of nu

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Explains procedures well and has very good staff helping him.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Clear and direct

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July 23, 2021

4.0

Dr Attar was friendly and explained the next steps in my care. He was willing to listen and answer questions.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Competence and ability to communicate

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Best bedside manner and medical knowledge

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July 12, 2021

5.0

heard he is one of the best surgeons. Professional that explains things to you to make a good decision for your treatment.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar takes time to explain his thoughts and answer questions.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Due to his unique approach to explaining and getting to the point about your situation and coming up with a solution.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

I am doing well after the three surgeries.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He was very personable and kind. He also did a very good job of explaining my MRI results to me. He was very confident in what he saw and in the diagnosis he made. His confidence put me at ease and reassured me of Dr. Gryzlo's initial determination.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Ataar is an outstanding and personable doctor. He cares for his patients and treats them as if they are part of his family. His personality is addicting!

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Wise, kind, thorough, compassionate, trustworthy. My favorite doctor of all time! (And I've seen alot!)

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Great attitude, explained things clearly.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He is the most caring doctor I've met

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Only surgeon I could find to do my difficult surgery.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

He took the time to explain everything to made and made sure I understood everything. He really made me feel comfortable. I left the appointment very confident in his ability and the care I would receive.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very attentive to me. Looked right at me; discussed the topic; made sure I understood and was comfortable with our discussion.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

I trust his knowledge and expertise.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar and his staff are very personable and exceptional caring

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable . Listens to and answers all your questions. Very knowledgeable and if doesn't know answer he will find out.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He was very patient in explaining everything. His team made me feel very comfortable.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Attar appears to know his science and what he's doing.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled! Great communicator! Compassionate care. Outstanding in every way! Cannot come up with enough good words about this good man!

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Attar and his team were friendly, easy to approach with questions, and knowledgeable. They informed me on things I was unaware of and I feel more positive after our appointment.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Seems to be extremely professional and was friendly.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He's a great doctor very honest and caring.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He is such an amazing and caring Doctor.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Discusses any issues with me and me and is a successful surgeon. I also enjoy his style of working with staff to train and support them.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Samer Attar, in my four visits, was always caring, was concerned about the issue I was having, took care of the problem, and after each set of tests, always called me with the results.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Attar took the time to understand my concerns and then thoroughly addressed them.

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Porque es un excelente medico que nos explica y atiende muy bien.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Asks questions, listens to me, explains things.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

He made me feel confident about the procedure and eliminated my anxiety. And, he's friendly, professional.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgable and sensitive- the perfect combination for any medical professional. He goes above with follow up and he is conscientious enough to try to schedule appointments while we are already in the city for other care. He is the most thoughtful surgeon, and that is not even why we wanted him for our son's surgery. He knows his craft! I have 100% trust in his care.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Best doctor.

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Disclosures

Samer Attar, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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