James P. Chandler, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neurosurgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

427 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler knows what he’s doing. He’s confident yet compassionate.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Up front and honest Highly skilled and competent

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August 12, 2023

5.0

The friendliestatmospere and seem to know a lot about my situation

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August 11, 2023

5.0

His care and talent is evident. The result of his surgery appears excellent.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Compassion yet clear concise communication.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Top notch surgeon saved my life!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler came up with metrics for possible surgery and a plan on my care. His calm demeanor kept me calm which I needed more than I knew. He answered all of my questions and I never felt rushed. I like his confidence and he came across experienced and knowledgeable

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He has been open and honest with us and has supported my care with solutions to the obstacles I have faced. I trust him and his staff to guide me with the best advice and whenever I need questions answered.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

I think he was patient and very knowledgeable of what I went through . Great doctor

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July 26, 2023

5.0

He explained everything really well!! And showed me MRI results. His staff works well together also!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Answered all my questions

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler was very professional, very thorough, and explain things in a manner which I could understand

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He was careful to explain the cause of my difficulties and a resolution.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Chandler and his team was first class from the initial meeting to post surgery follow up.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Attentive. Exquisite bedside manner. Very knowledgeable and communicated the procedure and after care well. He even brought out a model of a brain and showed me exactly where my tumor is located. I appreciated it very much!

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler is extremely knowledgeable and empathetic. He cares for his patients and strives for their best outcomes.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

He is the best

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July 08, 2023

5.0

His team is great

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June 29, 2023

5.0

From the moment we met him we liked him. He explained condition and surgical procedure. Answered all of our questions. We were completely comfortable with him. He is a very skilled surgeon.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Kind knowledgeable professional

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Amazing communication. Lots of knowledge, experience.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

He was an experienced and a professional surgeon that gave us confidence in the procedure.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler knows his stuff and does an awesome job.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

He provided the best care. He was helpful throughout and all the decisions he made helped.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Great surgery and excellent care!

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May 22, 2023

4.0

I think Dr Chandler is very intelligent, however I wish there was more of a team approach when dealing with my situation. It is difficult for me to keep all the specialists informed

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and capable of anything!

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Very experienced and took time to answer all our questions.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Good vibes very knowledgeable

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler is very thorough, precise, predictive and surgically astounding to see His skills are Holistically attuned for my recovery process.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, kind

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Again he answered a lot of questions I had and gave me options to consider.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Coordinated team with everyone working together with speed and efficiency.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable examination went well at straight to the point of the situation and also he made me feel very comfortable with the decisions that we came about

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May 08, 2023

5.0

I love Dr Chandler He’s so kind and caring

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Very good surgeon and his team is wonderful

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Friendly and calm

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough doctor. I trust him.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

He's been doing this for such a long time and I have the utmost confidence in him

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April 24, 2023

3.0

Very straightforward but also abrupt. Did not address full differential considerations of the issue. Will need to get other clinicians to resolve.

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April 22, 2023

5.0

He’s been amazing. Cranioplasty scheduled this Tuesday

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April 19, 2023

4.0

His bedside manner is non-existent. He did not explain my situation in a plain spoken way. I was repeatedly asked for my diagnosis when trying to schedule my appointment, which I repeatedly provided. When I saw Dr Chandler in the office that diagnosis was basically discounted with very little explanation. I felt chastised for waiting so long to be seen and for my use of prescribed pain medicine and anxiety medicine. It took one month to get an appointment with the doctor and had been relying on my referring doctor to prescribe me meds. All in all I just feel that there is a lack of empathy from the entire office staff. When you need to go to a neurosurgeon as a referral patient you may be worried about what is happening with your health and no one in that office seemed to understand that.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

He knew my problem and recommended the care that I need.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Experience and compassion

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler is warm and kind. The surgery could not have gone better and I feel great!

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He is an amazing surgeon. But he is late most of the time.

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April 06, 2023

4.0

Took out the whole tumor! Yay!

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Best neuro-surgeon ever. Saved my vision and my life. Thank you!

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler is amazing. He is Professional, Patient, and Kind. He took the time to answer All of my questions and asked me about all my neurological issues. He certainly is a valuable asset to anyone needing services from The Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

He was very friendly giving me information about my illness.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

THE BEST

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March 20, 2023

5.0

His voice is reassuring and slow and methodical making sure he is understood

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He came highly recommend. He was clear and straightforward.

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March 12, 2023

5.0

Excellent neurosurgeon!!

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He was excellent in sharing my diagnosis

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March 06, 2023

5.0

An excellent surgeon and teacher to other interns in neurological surgery.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. James P Chandler, MD to any patient that is an experiencing any type of neurological treatment

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March 02, 2023

5.0

He was one of the only Doctors that actually cared about my time with my family and my home, and had words that supported me seeing them again.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. James P Chandler did the surgery on my nephew on [date]. I think he was the best surgeon to do it. He has followed up with us and is still working for my nephew to have the best care. He is getting better everyday. Thank You Dr Chandler

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Thorough evaluation, practical and conservative approach to recommended course of treatment

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Chandler is amazing and I have full confidence in him.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Good patient care.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

He came highly recommended by my primary physician and he was also very nice during my visit. Highly professional.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

An expert in his field with an updated knowledge of interventions.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Was good at explaining options

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Intelligence. Reputation.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Positive outcome.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Knows what he is talking about and is straight forward.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Even though I was scared about my diagnosis. Dr Chandler answered my questions and gave me a detailed plan of keeping an eye on my condition. I was at peace, when I left office.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Obviously, a confident and skilled surgeon. Highly qualified

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler really cares about his patients. He is a fantastic surgeon with wonderful people that work with him.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. James P. Chandler is very friendly, professional and honest doctor

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January 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Chandler is the best. No other doctor compares.

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December 30, 2022

5.0

He’s been great thus far and I feel confident with him being my surgeon.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

I like the fact that the Doctor does his homework before the surgery and taking all precautionary measures.

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December 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Chandler is to the point but shows caring and warmth. He comes across very relaxed and calming. Someone you can put your trust in!!

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December 13, 2022

5.0

He was patient and thorough in our consultation for pre op consideration. His staff and those he is training, were also kind and attentive. I am forever grateful for his brilliant work and that he got me through a scary operation.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

He gave me time to explain my quality of life issues, he waited for old MRI images to come through, and explained the present MRI images compared to old ones. He gave me solid information & a plan to proceed. I believed when he said my 2 lesions were benign, based on his experience.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Chandler for care. I appreciate the honesty and the level of care that I receive. He is incredibly knowledgeable.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

I feel that I am in great hands under his care!

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Very relatable and thorough. Explained things and let me ask my questions

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November 14, 2022

5.0

He has experience knowledge and confidence needed for brain surgery.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon. Calm and professional

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November 07, 2022

5.0

Same as above… There are no words how I can explain my gratitude towards Dr. Chandler, the work and effort he has done to get me back on my feet.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Chandler and his team are great as previously mentioned. They are not only extremely skilled but also listen well, and seem to truly care about their patients.

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October 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Chandler is very detail in explaining what is going to happen next. He also listens to me when I voice my concern and follows it up with the action plan.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

Him as well as the others seem confident in knowing what they are doing and seem generally concerned for me as a patient .

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Chandler did not respond with surgery being my first choice for my condition. He took a less invasive approach and I appreciate that.

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October 09, 2022

5.0

He took time to listen positive attitude, great reviews

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October 07, 2022

5.0

Attention to medical problems and listening

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October 03, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful Dr. Fantastic reputation

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October 03, 2022

4.0

Not very personable.

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October 03, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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Disclosures

James P. Chandler, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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