Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

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

Faculty Profile

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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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

228 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

He cares and explain everything clear

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August 28, 2023

5.0

He was so thorough in explaining everything to us. He took all the time we needed to understand what he was saying.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and relatable, personalized treatment discussions and made complex and stressful health care topics easy to understand. Explained things clearly and thoroughly and answered all of our questions. Would definitely recommend.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Very kind and attentive

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Magill and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and caring.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

I feel confident with Dr. Magill’s knowledge and treatment plan. Dr Magill is kind, caring and reassuring about my medical condition.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Amiable an straight forward

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Magill is a kind man and he listens to you when you are talking to him.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

I liked the care and how he answered and explained to me what I asked about

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July 06, 2023

5.0

See above plus the willingness to explain the procedure.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Thus far he appears to be knowledgeable and I hope surgery goes hoes well.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable and confident.

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June 27, 2023

4.0

While Dr. Magill was very thorough, his “tough love” approach to getting me to come to terms with my diagnosis did not land the greatest with me.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

His bed side manners , care and patience

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Magill is kind, he listens to you,he answers all questions in detail and actually cares!!

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He took the time to help my wife and I understand the issue and the game plan to make sure of the best outcome possible. Just a great overall experience.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Taking his time to explain the disease and what’s needed to treat the disease.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He is deeply concerned for my care

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Good caring doctor

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Knowledge and good listener to patient needs

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He was thoughtful and kind.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill is very pleasant, knowledgeable and informative

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May 27, 2023

5.0

The staff at the hospital is also terrific.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Patient, kind, explains things clearly.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill speaks with confidence and reassuring. Dr Magill explains everything that you need to know and lets you know that he and his team are here for you.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr.Magill has been great! He is patient and kind.

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May 14, 2023

5.0

Friendly, very professional takes the time to explain everything

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May 14, 2023

5.0

Through explanations and sympathetic attitude.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

His explanation of my MRI, explanation of what he saw as the various aspects that would have to be addressed and his forthcoming answers to my questions and concerns.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

He is a great doctor.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill took the time to show me my scans and explain what each involved area meant. He spoke in layman's terms, did not mind that I recorded the meeting so that I wouldn't have to write and listen at the same time, he gave clear reasons for his recommended next steps. It was a very positive experience.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill is wonderful. Explained my results and answered my questions and concerns. I was not treated my surgeon in South Bend when I was first diagnosed back in 1994. He never showed me my MRI or discussed my tumor like Dr Magill did. Dr Magill is excellent and very caring. Can’t thank him enough how I was treated.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

He explains everything to you.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Magill has been kind and patient while answering questions and explaining my surgery.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and friendly--no question was too simplistic or too hard. He met with my husband and me often and assuaged our fears and anxiety about the surgery. I felt secure and in good hands (literally)!

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, makes me feel comfortable. Explains everything in detail. Answered my question.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

The way he explained the procedure to me and The Confidence he had in himself and the our team.. I knew I had nothing to worry about. Brilliance

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He was very personable

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Professional service

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Stephen T . Magill is candid straight forward and very pleasant to talk to.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Magill has taken the time to meet and talk with me, explain the situation in a clear and thorough manner, and answer all of my questions. As a patient, doing so by my physician is truly appreciated.

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Outstanding surgeon with strong communication skills during consultation

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February 14, 2023

5.0

very explicit

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill is great,

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to thoroughly explain my imaging. He answered all questions and was very compassionate with his care.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, experienced, down to earth, good at explaining so patient understands.

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Magill is extremely knowledgeable, I appreciate his direction and I am so happy he is my physician. His staff is so helpful,

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January 24, 2023

5.0

He was very attentive knew what to do looking at long term care

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January 18, 2023

5.0

His surgical skills were just what I needed and his bedside manner is exceptional

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January 10, 2023

5.0

He nice in he explain every thing so you can understand

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January 07, 2023

5.0

His bedside manner is exceptional.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

He is kind, compassionate, and can articulate complex information in a way that is not intimidating, and you can absorb. I am not a trusting person, and he was able to establish trust with my husband and I very quickly. I feel like he’s a confidant on my team and not like some physician Relationships that are more or less a condescending Doctor/ Patient dynamic. The teamwork and consultative approach Dr. Magill provides is very important to me, especially when I’m making such critical and long-term decisions for myself.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Magill gave a neurological examination, explained my tumor, showed me in great detail the images of my brain, and gave a treatment plan Dr. Magill took time, answered my questions and reassured me. I left the office confident that I was recommended the right Dr. to help manage my condition.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Magill is the best. He explained to me what was going on and what we needed to do to fix it. He is top notch and can’t recommend or thank him enough.

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December 17, 2022

5.0

V careing for his patients

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December 12, 2022

4.0

He was very thorough with my visit explained everything in detail, listened to my questions and concerns and answered them.

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December 11, 2022

5.0

I truly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Magill that would accurately represent what an amazing asset he is to have on my medical care journey. I feel so blessed to have his guidance as I make life changing decisions. Kind, compassionate, able to explain complex concepts/ content and forward thinking while keeping me, as a whole person, in mind. He listens intently and responds clearly and succinctly....two attributes that are not often found in the medical field, especially one that is as complex as neurosurgery and brain tumors.

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December 11, 2022

5.0

Very personable and doesn't just rely on radiology report, but looks at the scans himself.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Dr and Nurse were very helpful and polite. Dr explained us in detail the procedure.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

He had great bed side manners he know how to talk to me he was very friendly and down to earth and very respectful. He took his time explaining everything thoroughly to me. He took the time to explain and answer all my questions and he was very concerned about what I was going through.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

DR. MAGILL knowledgeable and very good personality to talk to patient

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November 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill was courteous, professional, empathic and took his time to answer my questions.

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November 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, patient and personable. He has a great understanding of not only how to treat patients but how patients can impact their care. It feels like a partnership.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

explains very well

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November 13, 2022

5.0

Brilliant neurosurgeon - he is also a kind, compassionate and caring doctor. He answers all of your questions.

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November 11, 2022

5.0

Very nice doctor and he answered all the questions regarding my concerns on my health issue.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about MY tumor and genuinely seemed to care.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Kind and concerned professional manner.

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November 07, 2022

5.0

Absolutely fantastic medical professional. Could not ask my care to be in better hands. Every follow-up the has been attentive to my concerns, has ensure I am able to understand my condition and results. Has been considerate and acknowledging of my family with me during visits. Takes the time to help me problem solve difficulties with recovery I may be facing. All around a wonderful doctor and human being. The kindness and care I was shown I will remember for the rest of my life. I am truly grateful.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

Patient with explanations

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November 01, 2022

5.0

He explains everything and answers any question

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October 25, 2022

5.0

As I stated above, he’s kind compassionate and can articulate very complex information so that we can be empowered to make good decisions. It takes a long time to build trust with both myself and my husband. I almost trusted Dr. Magill Immediately. He legitimately care about my concerns and I felt like everything was heard. It’s so important when making a life choice like this.

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October 17, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable attentive and friendly

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October 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill is skilled surgeon. But more then that, he is a kind and compassionate human being who takes time to explain the complexities of the condition in plain spoken, easy to understand terms.

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October 07, 2022

5.0

Sam as above. Plus very knowledgeable.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Since being referred to Dr. Magill 14 months ago I have felt that he has really listened and answered all my questions at each appointment. I also appreciate that he reached out to the PA in my Oncology team to try to collaborate and make progress to get to the bottom of a tricky diagnosis. She was impressed with him, too. That issue was unrelated to what we found that got me into his office but he helped more than anyone expected he would and I’m grateful.

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October 04, 2022

5.0

Physician had Great knowledge and explained and communicated very well and was attentive and listened and had a plan of action by the time we left our appointment.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Magill spend the time in answering all of my questions and concerns. He is a very knowledgeable and kind and caring doctor.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent doesn’t try to rush me.

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September 20, 2022

5.0

He is a life saver

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September 13, 2022

5.0

the hospital has very good attention

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September 13, 2022

5.0

Great bedside, very personable, knowledge, and able to answer all my questions without hesitation which shows his level of expertise and knowledge of meningiomas.

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September 10, 2022

5.0

Very patient. Answered all my questions in detail. Felt very confident with him.

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September 08, 2022

5.0

The Doctor is very professional, patience and nice.

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Disclosures

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

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