Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine - 2013
Professional Education:
PhD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2020
Fellowships:
Ohio State University Hospital - 2021

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Assistant 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
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
5.0 

49 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

33 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

33 Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Personable and straight forward.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He gave me ample time to review my concerns, while he provided education and options for treatment.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Best doctor

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill is a fabulous neurosurgeon! He is kind and caring during such a difficult time in a patient’s life and answers all of your questions and concerns. He successfully performed my surgery to remove a brain tumor that was wrapped around an artery in my brain. He is a wonderful neurosurgeon!

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He’s kind considerate and informative! I wasn’t afraid to ask him any questions! And he answered everything so my husband and I could understand what was going on with my issues! So happy that he is my doctor

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is very kind, patient and informative. I feel confident in his care.

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February 20, 2022

4.0

Felt that Dr Magill and his PA really took the time to ask questions and get to know me. Dr Magill was very thorough in explaining to me what my options were. After my surgery I hope to give a 10!

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He was friendly , very attentive and took time to answer all our questions.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill made me feel like a family member and not just a patient. He explain the past results to the presents results. I was told what to be aware of and any changes that may occur. After the visit I felt like I could finally enjoy life again.

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February 08, 2022

4.0

No one hardly ever gets a 10 and since this was our first meeting with him, we were impressed, he answered all our questions and gave us hope.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He came across as a really great individual and I would trust him to operate. I did not choose him because another surgeon had already operated on me twice and I feel I should stay with surgeon who has been successful in past. I would recommend Dr Magill to others needing brain surgery.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

I feel he cares and will be there if I need him.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Magill shows interest and concern for his patients. He is very qualified and makes sure the patient understands the picture on the disk. He is not in a rush to be done and he does not dismiss questions at all. I have respect for NM for taking on the best doctors with a calm and pleasant demeanor as well.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Reassuring demeanor, explained everything so well and made us feel like we were being heard.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Magill is brilliant, compassionate, understanding; a great listener; always has time to answer your questions; thorough in his approach - make sure he looks at all the possibilities before doing the surgery option

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very thoughtful

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Magill was patient, considerate, and professional.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Magill takes your concerns seriously and doesn’t rush

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Expertise, "bedside" manner during consultation.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He listened to all my concerns, I never felt rushed, and he was incredibly kind.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Magill is very kind, he takes time to explain everything and I feel very assured that I’m doing what needs to be done and in good hands.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He spent a lot of time with my husband and me going over my MRI which was very helpful and informative. Since my tumor returned after I had surgery 26 years ago I had never had such explanation. I can’t tell you how wonderful I felt afterwords with the respect and concern he had for me. Thank you Dr Magill

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable from much experience.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He takes the time explain what is needed and how he is going to approach the surgery. He is an excellent communicator and did a terrific job on my craniotomy and resection.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Magill is an outstanding neurosurgeon! He is kind, personable, and really cares. He takes his time and communicates well and explains and answers all of your questions. Brilliant doctor!!

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowlwdgeable

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Took the time to explain things to me. Seemed to really care about my next steps in care.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr magill is wonderful. I feel very lucky to have him as my neurosurgeon

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He was very calm and thorough, explaining what was going on in there and what our options are. I feel confident moving ahead with Dr. Magill as my neurosurgeon and am a lot less fearful of what comes next. His RN is amazingly sweet as well - I feel like I will absolutely be taken care of by their team in the weeks and months to come.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Magill was brilliant! He went through my case step by step, and asked pertinent questions and let me speak about how I was experiencing my symptoms. He went through my MRI slides and explained them. He discussed treatment options and his recommendation and discussed risks of each option. He was kind and patient and caring. Clearly a top doctor and I am grateful he will be doing my brain tumor surgery.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Thorough, knowledgeable, able to integrate other health considerations into the plan for addressing the situation/diagnosis that brought me to him.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He’s GREAT

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr magill spent over an hour explaining diagnosis, prognosis, recovery. I am so very comfortable now after my appointment and the worry I had

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Disclosures

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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