Jessica K. Altman, MD

Jessica K. Altman, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2004
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (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

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

242 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 20, 2022

5.0

Very Professional, get personal involved and explain all details of your care.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

I don’t have time. Dr. Jessica Altman cares and that means a lot to me.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

She has been my doctor throughout my cancer journey and continues to proactively safeguard my health

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She explains everting very well and is kind and patient.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Best doctor

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She has my upmost confidence and trust

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She legitimately cares about her patients

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Compassion, care and listening to patient of all aspects of individual. Truly believes in patient overall well-being long-term. Amazing Dr and proud to have her on my team!

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She has wonderful people skills and answers all questions so you can understand it

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altman has great attitude! She is honest about treatment & prognosis & expectations.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor, extremely kind and caring! Takes her time to explain everything!!

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altman is an expert in this field

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable a d made me feel really comfortable

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Same as above.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Made me feel she cared, was very knowledgeable, took her time with me and answered all my questions.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She’s very personable and takes time to address all concerns.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

My oncologist recommended her highly and I have friends who say the same. She shared information about treatment and research options calmly and clearly and was patient as I wanted to take notes. She made me feel I could have as much of her time as needed.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Altman works closely with patients regarding the medical care they will receive.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Altman is a consummate professional who has always demonstrated a genuine interest in my care and well being. I am deeply appreciative.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Jessica Altman is outstanding. She is knowledgeable and very pleasant. She cares about her patients wholeheartedly.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

She’s exceptional,couldn’t ask for a better doctor

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Most passionate doctor I ever met. Cares about the patient and their problems. Takes time to explain the issue, possible treatment and sets up local clinic to monitor my disease.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She’s an excellent doctor,couldn’t be happier that she’s my doctor

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Altman since May of 2010. She cares about her patients and I am so grateful that she is my doctor.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman is super experienced and handles each case individually. She takes her time explaining complicated protocols and always follows up AND involves the rest of her team for there are always people who understand your whole case

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November 17, 2021

5.0

She’s the BEST

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November 14, 2021

5.0

She cares about her patients there Cancer and them.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Sharp Doctor not afraid to level with her patients.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

She cares

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October 31, 2021

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor - I have seen her for 11 years and she literally saved my life. Her staff is well-chosen and very thorough.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

She is on top of everything.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

KNWLEDGEABLE AND KIND AND THOROUGH

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October 24, 2021

5.0

she is great, addressed all my issues

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Because she is there when you he’s medical advise and most of all when you need medical treatment.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

I trust her knowledge and experience. She also cares ...

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October 17, 2021

5.0

She’s very Thoroughness so is Allison

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October 06, 2021

5.0

She is deliberate and careful about my treatment and I would recommend her to anyone who is ongoing with my liukemia. Just a real nice doctor and very personable

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October 06, 2021

5.0

She is the best

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Altman was very professional and knowledgeable about my condition. She was also very straight forward and easy to talk to.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Caring, listening, empathy are some of the few words that describe Dr. Altman.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

OUTSTANDING

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and thoroughness

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Altman is great communicator and a good listener able to inform in a simple and personable manner the details of my conditions and the different ways and outcome of treatment

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August 29, 2021

5.0

I am alive.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Best, most thorough and warm service

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jessica Altman is an outstanding physician. She always provides the absolute best care. Her knowledge is impeccable.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very though and explained options. Very personable. Someone who cares

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and willing to answer any questions.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman cares about her patients and treats everyone with kindness. I feel so blessed to have her as my doctor.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Innovative and compassionate care. Works well and coordinates with other providers.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman, as well as her MA (Jessica?) and fellow, Dr. Numan, were excellent. They made my wife and me feel comfortable and confident from the very beginning. They were amiable, warm and relaxed. We were never rushed; they focused on giving us thorough education and answering all of our questions. They were attentive to us and our needs.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

She is brilliant, she is caring, she is personable. My husband is blessed to have such an amazing Dr and team. There are no words that I can say other than how fortunate we are to have her as my husbands Dr. she is amazing human being!

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July 01, 2021

5.0

She is the most attentive and caring doctor I have met.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

She saved my life!!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Combines complete fund of knowledge with empathy and sensitivity.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

She's the best,always has my best interest in mind

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman was welcoming and compassionate. She was very professional and well prepared to give me a second opinion about my leukemia. She explained her ideas clearly and answered all of my questions. I left her office feeling hopeful about my prognosis. I am very thankful for her care and concern.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

She's an amazing doctor who considers the whole person

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, very competent.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Magnificent personalized care with concentration to details.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Doctor Altman is very knowledgeable outstanding doctor. Very pleasant personality.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

She's great

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April 18, 2021

5.0

She knows her field and specialist in AML.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

She is caring and from what I hear she is the best

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April 07, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended her to a friend with leukemia

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She has pulled all the stops out to fight a terrible form of cancer

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March 24, 2021

5.0

She's an exceptional doctor,so happy she's my doctor

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March 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jessica Altman is AWESOME!! Very knowledgeable and she has an impeccable demeanor. Dr. Altman has a heart for her patients and always places their health care first. Simply put she's just the BEST.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman has treated me for most of my 19 years. She is professional, competent, and courteous.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate, genuinely interested in listening, honest with information, respectful, encouraging friendly smile

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman listens, is knowledgeable, has empathy, and all around, a great caregiver.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Altman listens and genuinely cares. She is always trying to help with symptoms of my disease.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

She's great,excellent doctor and very caring.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman takes her time with her patients.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

SHE LISTENS TO YOU AND COMPLETELY ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Her execution exceeds her stellar reputation

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February 14, 2021

5.0

I believe a patient of hers will get the best care possible and information is provided in an understandable way for a non medical person to understand.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, caring, extremely knowledgeable

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January 27, 2021

5.0

My doctor is a lifesaver,caring and courteous

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman will explain things until you understand them. Her care and compassion is incredible.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman is very knowledgeable about the details of my case and fully informs me of treatment options.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

She is one of the best doctors who show and take complete interest in the health of their patient.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Altman has very high regards for her patients and respect their needs. She also explains the treatment plans to the fullest where you can understand and feel comfortable and confident in what will be happening to the patient. Cancer care has alot of ups and downs she makes you feel better knowing the next step in your care.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

A good person, a good communicator and not so burned out she's too busy to listen to the patient unlike some other doctors.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jessica Altman has been exceptional since we first met back on October 24, 2017. She is brilliant, articulate and empathetic and should be lauded for her dedication to her craft. She has saved my life.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

She is very good.

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December 27, 2020

5.0

Simply put: She is the best!

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Altman is simply the best.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Treated my leukemia and is very caring about all her patients

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and spoke with me in terms I could understand. Answered our questions; didn't rush the appt.

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December 06, 2020

5.0

Dr.Altman is amazing,couldn't ask for a better doctor

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Dr Altman is personable, willing to answer questions and very much on top of her field. I feel i can put complete trust in her and her team. Indead, I'm putting my life in her hands

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Excellent practitioner. Great person.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Altman shows excellent knowledge of my personal disorder and informs me and queries me about my progress.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Great listener. Provides options. Will address all your questions. Networks with he peers

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Dr Altman has been my doctor for more than ten years and she and her team saved my life. Literally. They have taken excellent care of me through treatment, recovery, relapse and all the side effects of ALL.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Altman treats you as an equal. She is down to earth. Takes time to answer all questions. Caring and compassionate.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Professional, listened well, thorough, well-prepared for my visit.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Thought Dr. Altman was very professional but also made you feel very comfortable and took the time to explain and answer all of our questions.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

She is simply excellent

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Astellas Pharma, Inc.
  • Bio Ascend, LLC
  • Bluebird Bio, Inc.
  • Cancer Expert Now
  • France Foundation
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • GlycoMimetics, Inc.
  • Hemedicus
  • Imedex, LLC
  • Immune Pharmaceuticals
  • Kite Pharma
  • Kura Oncology, Inc.
  • Medicom Worldwide, Inc.
  • Medscape Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • MJH Healthcare Holdings, LLC
  • Novartis
  • PeerView Institute
  • Phebra Pty, Ltd.
  • Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Syros Pharmaceuticals
  • WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.
  • WebMD, LLC

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Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Israel Cancer Research Fund
  • The ARK

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