Samer Attar, MD

Samer Attar, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Oncology

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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 

346 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

August 24, 2023

5.0

This was the first time I met Dr. Attar. He was knowledgeable about the care I needed and showed care for me as a person. I thought he was great!

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August 17, 2023

5.0

He explained everything to me very thoroughly.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar is thorough, patient, and compassionate. He explains everything well and makes sure we understand, giving us time to ask questions.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

I have seen Doctor Attar for the past 9yrs. Very professional always making sure I’m pain free after my surgery he was always making sure I was feeling good after the yrs past by and everything time I come in for my checkup’s his staff always welcomes you like if it’s your first time there .. just love it

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August 04, 2023

5.0

See above fan-girling about how awesome this man is. He has changed my life very much for the better.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Great attitude and knowledge

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable and cares about patients on a whole level. Beyond what the body is able to do.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Top ortho surgeon with "unique" personality, extremely skilled repairing fractures of the hip.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He is kind and competent.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Smart, concise, great bedside manner. Good with kids. A+

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar was awesome. He explained everything and spent much time with my husband and daughters and son asking a ton of questions. We all were confident and felt in good hands.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar has a very good demeanor and bedside manner. He comes off sincere and honest. In addition, he is very laid back but still conveys the reality and severity of what needs to happen. We have been very happen with him.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

He calmed my fears about the surgery he performed. Nice doctor. Only thing is I was disappointed that I had to go down town. I was told there was not anyone else in north western closer to where I live in Round Lake Beach that could take care of my issue.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Very thorough. Easy to talk to. Explains everything

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, competent and compassionate with his approach.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

I chose this number because Dr. Attar explained me the options to understand my issue.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Very satisfied with his care and patience. Well educated and very professional.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Sure, confident, professional, personably. Just really like him!

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Extremely approachable, friendly, listening and explaining well to me! Very clear and understable

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very professional, explains everything extremely well and very friendly. Ask your opinion ,gives you options and makes you comfortable

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar was highly recommended to me.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Explained things well and seemed thorough and caring.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner. Obviously knows his stuff.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar is so patient and kind. He truly cares. I have a serious cancerous problem and he made sure to schedule me quickly and reinforce my hip and femur. His assistant Nurse Cheery is also exceptional and so very sweet.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Professional, compassionate. Answers all questions.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Trust my doctor and love his bedside manner

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Same as above, he did my left hip, and now the right one!

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, efficient, kind, explains things very clearly, takes the time to answer concerns.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

He is attentive and listens to my concerns. Responds quickly after reviewing my follow up X-ray and provides me with next step plan to monitor and repeat X-rays.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Seemed to care

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Attar is very professional and attentive with your health

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Did an excellent job on my hip replacement surgery. Helped me feel more at ease re: facing this operation

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March 23, 2023

5.0

He is a great listener and a very compassionate man. Extremely knowledgeable.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

I like the way he took interest and care for me

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Can’t say enough about Dr. Attar. He is The Best. He is caring and thorough and very patient with all my questions. I love his positive personality and also his professionalism.

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March 14, 2023

5.0

Would have been a 10 but only saw him in OR on surgery day. Saw only his partners during my week long hospital stay.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

He was great, and loved his bedside manner and the time he took with us

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March 09, 2023

5.0

He is the best doctor I know

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Very well knowledgeable and conversed well with my daughter.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

The Dr. really cares about his patients.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon, very concerned with patients outcome.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

He is very nice, understanding , professional and knowledgeable

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable and compassionate

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Extremely helpful and very helpful with questions

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar is a very knowledgeable and caring surgeon. He always provides with the best plan to accommodate my injury.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Attar is a through compassionate man. He's well prepared and follows through on what he says. So far a pleasure to work with.

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January 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Attar listened to my issues and circumstances and was able to find a solution.

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January 20, 2023

5.0

Hi is a great specialist. Kind with kids, each patient is valuable for him. A lot attention to details.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

He was down-to-earth and helped me feel at ease. He answered my questions. I felt cared for and attended to without being rushed.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

So pleasant and explained everything

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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January 05, 2023

4.0

Really, did not have that much time with him. I do feel he gave me very good advice and a plan.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Attar is caring, an exceptional surgeon, I could not dream to be in better hands.

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December 31, 2022

5.0

Not only a great surgeon, but a wonderful person who always makes us feel so comfortable when we see or speak with him. Does a great job of explaining his work and what we need to do to stay healthy.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

An expert in his work, very responsible, highly recommended.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

Extremely kind and knowledgeable

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December 08, 2022

5.0

The doctor was very kind, and he spoke to my son directly about his issue and his surgery.

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November 30, 2022

5.0

He is extremely skilled and so kind and compassionate.

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Attar is careful, thoughtful and patient . I have full confidence that I was seeing the BEST !!

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent personal attention and ability to communicate.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Not only am I impressed with Dr. Attar, I am so impressed with his nurse, Cherie. She is so kind and compassionate. When I come to see Dr. Attar, Cherie comes to talk with me after. Her words are healing and I am grateful for her presence. I feel very taken care of by Dr. Attar and Cherie. They make an impressive team.

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November 17, 2022

5.0

He is personable, thorough in his explanations and talks to you rather than at you or down to you. He has a lovely manner with patients.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, highly recommended as expert, listened and an answered my questions

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November 10, 2022

5.0

He’s smart and he cares

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Professional and helpful

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November 06, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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October 31, 2022

5.0

He gave good advice, even if he hoped he could do more.

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October 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Attar is very low key & so easy to talk to. Really enjoyed my visit with him. Would highly recommend him. Such a nice man.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

Attentive, knowledgeable kind

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October 10, 2022

5.0

Dr attar is extremely caring and knowledgeable.

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, took his time, and explained everything wonderfully to myself and my child.

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September 29, 2022

5.0

He explained everything throughly, was very welcoming.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

So glad Dr. Attar was recommended surgeon. He's very laid-back, friendly and puts patient at ease.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable , efficient kind.

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September 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Attar was pleasant and I felt well informed

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Doctor Attar is an exemplary human being. I’m glad to have met him and grateful that he was able to help me.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Kind

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Attar was very kind and attentive. I appreciate that he got my onto his schedule ASAP and he was very patient in answering all of my questions.

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September 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Attar got straight to the point and made it comfortable for me to relax during all appointments.

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September 05, 2022

5.0

Dr attar took time to explain everything in terms we could understand.

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September 03, 2022

5.0

Explained every thing clear and completely

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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