John A. Kalapurakal, MD

John A. Kalapurakal, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Radiation Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram - 1988
Internship:
University of Tennessee - 1993
Residency:
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine - 1997

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology (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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

394 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

He’s thorough and complete with his assessment. He’s very nice.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

He is exceptional. Does not miss a thing; thorough; and focused and intense but calm

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August 25, 2023

5.0

He has discussed my issues with me and provided clear answers to my questions. He is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable as well as concerned about the patient's well-being.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Highly experienced. Concerning manner.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalapurakal is a knowledgeable and Personable doctor. He is the BEST.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, highly competent, caring physician.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner and explains overall health conditions and appropriate treatment plans.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Very nice man dedicated and takes time to talk to you. I trust him

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Doctor John K. carried himself very professionally and approachable.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

He too treats me with compassion & care. He listens, is very informative, addresses every concern & spends as much time with me as needed to answer my questions & address my treatment concerns.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

I believe he is one the best Doctors that I could ever! He cares about you and wants only the best for you. I thank God for Dr. John

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He cares and he very full when you ask him question

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Very informative and friendly

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. John is a true professional & just a gentle soul that cares about every patient he treats. Again as his team the man treats everyone as family along with everyone from the registration desk to the nurses to the setup team and this reflects directly on his leadership.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalapurakal was clear in his explanations of what was happening. He is obviously very knowledgeable in his area of expertise.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Personable, Knowledgeable , Patient, just a People Person.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Outstanding r expertise in his field and a specialist who knows how to make a patient feel comfortable when uncomfortable. A good man besides being an outstanding specialist!

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalapurakal is very nice and explains things very well

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. John has tremendous insight and a compassionate bedside manner. He is truly remarkable and I am honored to be under his care.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. John and his team are top notch and professional!

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June 13, 2023

4.0

He’s not easy to understand verbally and just like most of the Doctors staff doesn’t seem that he’s concerned for the patients cost. He wants what he wants no matter. It seems he gets a little frustrated when you question some of his actions.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very compassionate, follows through and focus

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He explains your treatment plan to you and the time it may take. He makes you feel comfortable as you go thru the process. He is Patient .

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Confident & communicative with respect to the radiation plan in place for me

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Fantastic doctor!!!!!

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Great doctor, and very professional.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. John and his staff treats you like family and greets you with professionalism and care

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Absolutely the best. Professional, insightful, caring, reassuring, everything one could hope for as a treating physician.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manner and medical expertise

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Outstanding expertise and experience.

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May 10, 2023

4.0

Informative with good interpersonal skills

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Extremely kind, informative, and engaging physician Dr Kalapurakal.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Took excellent care of me and was personal in my medical condition

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May 04, 2023

5.0

He is a people person since Covid, hard to find A doctor that has the patience

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Same as above, he is a truly great doctor and a good friend.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very professional , extremely nice and passionate doctor. The best !

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May 02, 2023

5.0

For all of the same reasons above. Add “informative” to that list. Always reviews current treatments & medications to address any & all side effects & adjusts as needed to reduce those side effects to make the process as comforting & easy as possible.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Same as above. His personally is very personable.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable about best approaches to cure my illness plus great bedside manner!

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April 18, 2023

5.0

The “Best”!

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. John is on top of his game and is surrounded by a great team.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Very caring and professional Physician.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

You believe to be true what he says. Your fate is in his hands!

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor and staff

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Totally professional and compassionate during my visit with him. Provides me with detailed information as well as a follow up from his staff at the conclusion of my visit.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

I am trusting Dr. Kalapurakal with my life and I’m in great hands! Always the professional with a very human approach to dealing with patients.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor!!!! He saved my Life Period!!!

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Friendly

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March 28, 2023

5.0

ultimate professional

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Answered all my questions

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March 16, 2023

5.0

He listens

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March 14, 2023

5.0

he's THE BEST!

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March 14, 2023

5.0

Before meeting with Dr.Kalapurakal, I researched him& was very impressed, He took time, for my many questions. He was honest & encouraging!

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March 14, 2023

5.0

highly personable & knowledgeable leader of sensitive treatment

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March 14, 2023

5.0

He is very professional and very empathetic. He has a big heart.

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March 14, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and shares his knowledge in a way that is very understandable.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. John is a good listener and provides thoughtful, accurate and insightful advice.

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March 12, 2023

5.0

Doctor Kalapurakal was extremely patient, clear, and informative during the visit.

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March 11, 2023

5.0

His ability to define thoroughly aspects of one’s treatment & medication. He cares for his patients & respects each one’s needs. He projects a thoroughness in application of the latest medication for his patient’s requirements.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

Helps patients understands options and provides realistic results if same.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalapurakal, went out of his way to make sure I understood everything that was involved in the procedure. Made sure that I was able to ask questions and welcome them. His attitude made me feel very comfortable.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Again, very thorough & prepared. Takes the time to explain the procedure in terms you can understand. Confident & calming in his assessment & explanation of both diagnosis & treatment plan

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He is super friendly and very personable and made me and my daughter very comfortable being there.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor for 24+Yrs. Very carting and concerned Clear explanation’s Answered questions and explained plans

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March 04, 2023

5.0

Attentive personal care and attention. Good knowledge of the issues.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Personable, competent, patient-focused.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

The Radiologist Oncologist was extremely thorough. His team came in after him and further discussed the process of the procedure and made us very comfortable and able to get ready in the coming days for the procedure. This was very good.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. John Kalapurakal is a great instructor to me since I am very inquisitive with many questions and wanting to know much. He gives me the time to answer questoins from not only the treatment perspective but from the quality control process so there are no errors in the treatment. He is forward thinking so much he already had a white paper addressing quality control for the safety of his patients. He graciously shared his paper with me.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Very good Dr and very professional.

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February 18, 2023

5.0

always professional and directed to my well being

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February 14, 2023

5.0

He has over the top command of knowledge and equally impressive is his EQ skills

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Dr John is excellent

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and polite with very good bed side maners physician and professional.

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February 11, 2023

5.0

Because I said it again they are nice to me

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January 31, 2023

5.0

Friendly, informative and caring

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January 24, 2023

5.0

The man is just simply amazing, he has a gentle soul and genuinely cares about every patient like they were his brother, son or daughter. He is truly an asset to your radiology dept, would NOT go anywhere else for care

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Very skilled professional who is proactive in his treatment.

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. John is the best.

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January 13, 2023

5.0

Experienced and pleasant. Put me at ease and provided expert insights

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January 11, 2023

5.0

He is very best doctor and person I could have had treat me and look after my well being!! All my thanks and gratitude and thanks to him and his team !

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January 07, 2023

5.0

His undivided attention to me and the details in which were discussed. His honesty and compassion really helped me get through the discussion in reference to my health matter

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January 05, 2023

4.0

Very thorough and he is good about making sure you understand everything

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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December 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kalapurakal is incredibly caring and devoted to providing his patients with the best possible care.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

very knowledgeable, polite and taking the time to address every question.

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December 25, 2022

5.0

Extremely personable, patient focused, fully responsive to patient concerns.

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Very caring Dr

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Expertise in care.

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Disclosures

John A. Kalapurakal, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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