James P. Chandler, MD

James P. Chandler, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Neurosurgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

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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
Physician 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 

277 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Comes highly recommended.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He listens

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Understanding and good listener

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is special

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very decisive in treatment and communication skills of same. I've always felt I was with the best Doctor in this field of treatment for my condition.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is the best doctor in America.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Extreme expert in his field. His bedside manor is very stoic.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very confident and successful

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler appears to be very knowledgeable and I'm hoping that he is able to help me.

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July 16, 2021

3.0

New patient

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July 05, 2021

5.0

He has a phenomenal reputation and I know that he will do his very best to remove my pituitary tumor and cure me of Cushing’s disease

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July 05, 2021

5.0

He's very good no complication about my surgery. Hope everything will be fine all the way

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Answers questions, very knowledgeable.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Siempre dispuesto a responder las dudas y con respeto!!

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Perfection Best Dr. James Chandler I am Blessed to have

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June 25, 2021

5.0

I really liked him and his residents. He was very thorough with his explanation

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Patient detailed explanation. Calm approach.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Did not look at scans prior to our return appointment time. We had to advise them new scans were in the system and we waited while he reviewed. Making us one hour late for neurology appointment in same location

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He is so knowledgeable and so thorough and explains everything and answers all questions so clearly

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He's GREAT

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May 28, 2021

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr James P. Chandler. He is amiable, sincere, courteous. The best Dr I ever encountered. I admire his practice.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

No nonsense captain.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Was very honest and forthright about the surgery and recovery; all went perfectly and I’m doing well

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, attentive and experienced.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

To the point and optimistic of the possibilities

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Highly personable.. he was very professional and not intimidating..he made me feel relaxed because his confidence personality had showed out.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

additionally Dr. Chandler performed a life changing surgery on me and I had no problems afterwards.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Very trustworthy and shows great care for patients

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He takes time to really listen. Explains the procedure thoroughly.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is wonderful. I'm very glad that he was recommended to me by another wonderful doctor at NMH (Seema Singhal). I would recommend him HIGHLY!! P.S. Not only is he a good doctor...he has a great sense of humor!!

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Doctor explained everything about my tumor and time for new studies

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May 03, 2021

4.0

Great concise communication

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April 30, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful. Very calm with great bedside manner and is very experienced. He was able to treat my more complicated case and any complication that may have come up. I am in great hands under his care and couldn’t ask for more. My family and I will be forever grateful!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr Surgeon

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Fabulous doctor

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Very kind & very competent.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr.Chandler excels in all areas that one can evaluate a physician/surgeon and in addition is a really nice man.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Wonderful manners. I asked every single question I wanted; he explained and I never felt rushed. His knowledge put me, as well as, my husband at ease. When I did a background check on him, his credentials and talking with him you would expect a older man. We most certainly will refer him to our friends and family.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He’s very professional and addressed the problem calmly and firectly

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chandler is wonderful. He explains things well. He makes the patient feel confident. I trust him. I feel I am in good hands with Dr. Chandler.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

His knowledge of my condition and his confidence in the remedy he proposed, put me at ease knowing that I was making the right decision.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He is a highly skilled surgeon

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March 30, 2021

5.0

I have encountered many patients that have had wonderful outcomes with Dr Chandler. He is very professional, experienced and has great bedside manner. He has a wonderful reputation.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and knowledgeable

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Honest about positive and negative surgical outcomes, but in a rational, logical way that put me at ease. Dr. Chandler also has an awesome (and subtle) sense of humor and made me laugh at a somewhat grim situation. To me that’s priceless.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, explanations, and ability to relate to my problem

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March 18, 2021

5.0

He is a BLESSING and so AMAZING!!! He truly knows what he’s doing and treats you with such kindness and is very patience with all my questions and concerns he is so kind and helpful. Truly an amazing Doctor and an unbelievable human being!

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator...explains everything clearly and completly...his care and compassion...gave me hope...

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March 04, 2021

5.0

He explained the procedure that I needed to hear about my brain and what to expect.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler is an amazing surgeon and person. My wife and I greatly appreciated all his time and attention to all of our questions relative to surgery and the go forward treatment protocols.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Amazing skills, both in surgery and discourse with the patient.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Honest and makes you hopeful at same time

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February 15, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very easy to talk with. He was clear in explaining my diagnosis and treatment options.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon very helpful great leader of a good team

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very responsive and willing to meet with me.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST of the BEST in my book so far. He's patient, he listens well, and he explains things where they are understandable. And he is sooo cool and confident.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He elicits complete trust in his capabilities, judgement, experience, and technical expertise, as well as confidence in his team during this time.

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February 01, 2021

3.0

I dont believe he was prepared for my meeting and gave a grim prognosis on treatment while also saying its not a big deal. Which one is it? Said it was something that the radiologist stated it probably wasn't.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

One of the best in the business

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January 25, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable. My surgery was successful. He listens and advises well.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler gave me as a patient the immediate care as quickly as expected. The Surgery was urgent and my recovery from it was excellent

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January 11, 2021

5.0

I trust him.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Chandler gave a detailed explanation of the disease process, care that will be provided etc. He is very confident which made it easy for me to develop trust in him. There was frequent communication with my spouse while I was in surgery. Follow up visit post surgery was Prompt and all questions and concerns were addressed by Dr Chandler.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler performed my surgery well doing exactly what I needed. God bless him & entire staff. Well done Northwestern Medicine Neurological dept. I will never forget this experience which cured me & gave me peace.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler has talked me through the specifics of my surgery. He patiently answered every question and didn’t rush me through the appointment. He has come highly recommended. His calm demeanor is reassuring. I believe that he will be my best option for a successful outcome.

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November 19, 2020

5.0

Very successful job with my operation

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Great team, coordination of care, and quality of care.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Great team, coordination of care, and quality of care.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable and caring personnel.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Very thoughtful, thorough and listened well to his patient's concerns. Very professional.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler is the best. He made me feel comfortable and assured me that my case would be handled and if I was not sure of the Dr. he referred me to I should reach out to him. I never felt rushed.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

The expertise of the Doctors on staff is the reason I selected Northwestern. Also, the most up to date medical advances are used. I was also very impressed with the facility. The patient exam rooms are in pristine condition. The medical staff from the staff that answer the phone to the staff that greets you at the appointment is by far the best ever! I would highly recommend my Doctors.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

His confidence in his decisions and approach to my illness was inspiring and gave me a new level of courage I had yet to discover yet until working with him.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

The kindest, most talented, and positive people i've had the pleasure to meet. For going through one of the hardest moments in my life, the team at Northwestern made it all seem much easier to deal with.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr Chandler was thorough, kind, considerate and empathetic during pre-op"post-op discussions an 90 day consult. Felt very assured in his outling my care path for next 18 months

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November 02, 2020

5.0

professional delivery of care...staff showed empathy and understanding for me as a patient undergoing a gamma knife procedure for first time.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler made feel confident and calm about my upcoming surgery. He described everything. When he asked my age and I told him 68, he said you look good. I liked that lol

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October 29, 2020

5.0

It was a long wait. However I like everyone I talked to. Dr. Candler was very good and explained everything well. His resident Dan and both nurses Kundra and Mary were great.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler and his team made sure I knew what was going on at all times. He took time to have a conference with my family as well to inform them as well. I recommend Dr. Chandler because he took excellent care of me, and because of Dr. Chandler, I can live a normal life and continue my career. I am grateful to Dr. Chandler and the Northwestern team.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I recommend Northwestern, Dr. Chandler, and his team because they saved my life. They took great care of me before, during and after surgery. I am grateful for Dr. Chandler and his team.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

He stands in a long line of superb medical care.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Andra, Dr. Ben duck and Dr. Smith all performed very challenging surgeries and my son. The results in the whole experience were always excellent, so when I needed care I didn't want to go anywhere else.Plus, I was born at Wesley in 1944. My mother had toxemia of pregnancy and I went down to 3 lbs. 8 oz. she and I both had superb results. Thank you!

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Took time to answer questions and concerns. Great doctor

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Very well organized. Answered all my questions.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

This is a repetitive question.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

He's just the best. And gave me my own miracle!

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Everything I received by northwestern medical was top notch. Nurse to pharm to surgeon. I loved everyone and they were great. No complaints only compliments

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chandler explained my case in depth but clearly. Feel confident with upcoming surgery.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Everyone including Dr. Chandler, gave me the best of overall care. I am comfortable moving forward with surgery.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He's an expert on his field and does amazing work

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Expert advice and guidance from world-class organization and people

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Everyone from Staff to Doctor

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Successful very difficult surgery;)

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Chandler is the most caring, great doctor who takes the time to really listen and provide the most wonderful care. He is very knowledgeable and gives you the best care and treatment. He is incredible.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Chandler is an amazing doctor is who is compassionate and caring and highly intelligent. He works very hard to help you with the best treatment plans and he is patience and understanding. He provide excellence patient centered care. He is very detailed and I felt I was in great hands and very grateful.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Chandler was professional, thorough, willing to answer all my questions. I felt I can trust his expertise to care for me.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

I felt extremely cared for and safe in the presence of every person I interacted with.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

The Neurosurgeon, Dr. Chandler was caring and professional exceeding my high standards.

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