Seema A. Khan, MD

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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Dow University of Health Sciences - 1978
Residency:
St Agnes HealthCare - 1982
SUNY Upstate Medical University - 1984
Fellowships:
Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester - 1986
Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
nmpn
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

868 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, clear, honest

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August 29, 2023

5.0

She was very available, helpful, encouraging. And she listened.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

She takes repellent care of me and my lumpectony scar is almost gone.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Khan explained my situation and what she plans to do.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Very professional but friendly. Takes time to listen.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Her reputation, her careful thorough explanation and her gentle manner.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan is a wonderful doctor. She is personable, excellent in her specialty, honest and very well rounded as a Physician.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Detailed explanation, genuine concern for patients and beautifully minimally incision post op.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Khan is an excellent surgeon and I always felt confident in her care.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

See above. She took large margins and left no scars 👏👍😊

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She's terrific

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Seema Khan is a knowledgeable and caring doctor, who patiently answers questions.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

I'll know better after the procedure, but I felt very comfortable with the information I received

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August 13, 2023

4.0

MY INITIAL CONSULTATION with Dr. Khan was excellent. She was fully present and provided a clear explanation of my diagnosis. She provided a clear treatment plan with a clear rationale that I understood. I found her style of presentation informative & clear, comforting and supportive. I left with a positive outlook on why and how to move forward. I would give her a recommended rating of a 10. MY SECOND CONSULTATION with Dr. Khan left me feeling somewhat concerned for the following reasons: 1. I felt she was not fully present and aware of why we were there. 2. I felt I had to prompt and pull for explanations/clarification and also had to identify the purpose for our second consultation. 3. Information wasn't delivered as clear and concise as my initial consultation 4. A major question about test outcomes - which prompted the need for the second consultation - was not immediately addressed. I had to ask questions to prompt to obtain deeper explanation and clarity. 5. I left feeling I still needed more information - particularly since the treatment plan was significantly changed and would require more extensive surgery. 6. I did not leave with the same confidence garnered in our first surgical consultation. 7. I would also say this - it would be profoundly helpful if there was a summary of and treatment plan provided in writing for the patient to refer to on MyChart. While discussions are taking place it is difficult to remember everything that is discussed. In general, this would not make me not recommend Dr. Khan, however I would recommend anyone going tot a consultation to try and prepare as much as possible in order to advocate for what they need. To ask questions until they felt they fully understood what they needed to know. To take someone with them - to take notes and to ask questions that they think need to be asked. And/or to get another meeting or seek a second opinion if they feel unsure. Ultimately -Dr. Khan just seemed tired and not as focused - but distracted compared to our previous meeting - which happens sometimes. She in fact -thanked me for reminding her of a previous conversation we had and the purpose for our meeting and I appreciated that. It seemed to bring the meeting into focus and moved towards the info that I needed. - Over all it made things somewhat disconcerting in trying to gain the clarity I needed in understanding the more recent Mammogram and biopsy results and the treatment options/plan moving forward. Again, I would still recommend her because I feel she is a caring and skilled surgeon from speaking with others

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Compassion Professional

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Excellent atention

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August 09, 2023

5.0

She came on time, she did a thorough examination and explained everything very patently and very well

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Seema Khan is the best!!! She did a great job on me and I trust her more than any doctor out there. She has fully earned my trust and I know it will be hard to find anyone that comes close to her level of expertise. I was very fortunate to have had her do my surgery. No one at the Cleveland Clinic Weston or Moffit Tampa can understand her level of expertise in her practice. I tried both and was disenchanted at their level of expertese. I wish I had someone as competent as her here in Florida; but, I have already accepted the fact that that person does not exist here. Therefore, I must travel from Florida to Chicago for my annual exams.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan is great, so patient and kind. Very thorough in explaining everything.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

She provides a detailed description of what the problem is, how it will be handled, and what is needed afterwards.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

She's very knowledgeable and very kind. I love that she also helped and explained things to the Resident and asked if I minded her showing him things.. That was very respectful.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Explained thoroughly and was kind

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan and her team are very professional and very patient.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

From the 1st day I met Dr.Khan I could tell by her bedside manner and her gentle way with her patients I was in good hands and I was going to be alright…She explained everything to me and answered all my questions..

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July 21, 2023

5.0

She’s smart and explains everything

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Khan was very thorough with the surgery consultation

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Passionate and professional

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July 12, 2023

5.0

The best place for oncology and radiology…. Breast cancer treatment and prevention

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July 12, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable, and professional. Very caring.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, informative and lovely

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Super knowledgeable and approach to treatment top of the line.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Words can not express, her presents is calming, she made me feel like I was her only pt.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

She is the best.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She’s always courteous and thorough. And interested in any changes in your health or life Happy to see her and her crew every year. They’ve been with me every step of my journey.

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June 30, 2023

4.0

She’s a kind and caring doctor.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

She’s an amazing surgeon!

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June 27, 2023

4.0

She was kind and understanding

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner

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June 21, 2023

5.0

The best

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June 21, 2023

5.0

She is excellent and very decent.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon. So knowledgeable

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She listens she's very thorough and she's patient

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Doctor Khan is a very thorough doctor. She cares about her patients.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

She was professional and direct and I felt like I was informed exactly what was going to happen every step in the process. I felt like I was in good hands

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May 30, 2023

5.0

She was very direct and laid out all my options for me and provided guidance on what she would suggest. I felt like I was in very capable hands.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Khan was very informative. She did an incredible job. The breast looks fantastic.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

The doctor was very easy to communicate with. I thought she listened to my concerns and questions.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

I never had anyone go into such depth and detail like she did.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan has been an important part of my life for over 20 years. Dr. Khan is professional, kind and always informs me of the latest research and makes recommendations specific to me. She answers all my questions and explains her findings in a clear manner. Dr. Khan has a wonderful team that works with her. Recently I called when my gynecologist found a concerning area in my breast. I received a callback within 24 minutes and her RN helped me schedule a mammogram and ultrasound as well as an apt. with Dr. Khan all in the same day as soon as she could schedule all 3 apts. This made a great deal to me as any woman can imagine.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Because she really cares about her patience

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She was very clear with her explanation and diagrams of my ductal carcinoma in situ.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Very informative and kind

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May 10, 2023

5.0

I feel like she will take fine care of me.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

She took her time to explain my cancer and care.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan is very professional and has a wealth of knowledge. She is easy to speak with and has patience for any questions. I have already recommended her to someone

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May 05, 2023

5.0

She is so intelligent She is a good listener She explains stuff very well She is sincere She cares

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Very caring and put me at ease. Excellent surgeon!

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Very professional, kind , knowledgeable.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and empathetic.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

She is so knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. I trust her implicitly.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Seema Khan is the BEST!!!! She made me feel so at ease during all my visits with her. Very caring

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Outstanding surgeon who cares deeply about her patients

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

It was like my mom explaining a situation with care and concern( Loving).

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April 10, 2023

5.0

She and her entire team took my Medical PTSD EXTREMELY seriously and did everything they could to make me feel comfortable in their care. After 10 months of being abused by other facilities across Michigan and Illinois, it was comforting to finally find a place where my mental health condition was taken as seriously as my breast cancer. I also appreciate her approach to move me from a previous mastectomy diagnosis to a far, far less invasive lumpectomy, thereby preserving a HUGE chunk of my mental health and ability to cope with the aftermath of my disease.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Competence

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Very respectful, explains every step of the way, and very caring.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

She is extremely knowledgeable about the latest research and guidelines for treatment and management. She is an excellent surgeon.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan explained every detail of my reports. She never rushed me through any questions and made me feel so comfortable. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through breast cancer.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Thorough, professional & compassionate. Understood my concerns.

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March 14, 2023

5.0

The whole team of Dr. Khan is so nice and professional. I was well cared for the surgery.

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March 13, 2023

4.0

I really like Dr. Khan and feel she is very focused on your care. Sometimes though it feels like she is more interested in me as a research candidate than as a patient. I think this is because she is so driven and focused on finding solutions for women with breast cancer, which I really, really get and admire...but I feel like sometimes she's so focused on that, it feels like the case at hand is secondary. Overall though, I think she is an amazing physician and surgeon. I appreciated that she told me to live my life....despite my above comment, I feel fortunate to have found her.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Khan is an excellent surgeon. Sheb is detailed with the information about your surgery, and very gentle and kind with her delivery.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Super knowledgeable, responsive, patient. She talks with me like a colleague!

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March 01, 2023

4.0

Dr Khan made time for me at short notice. She came up with a plan for treatment to try and manage my rare and difficult condition. I look forward to working with Dr Khan for my future treatment.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Dependable

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February 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Khan is one of the most informative surgeons I have ever met. Spent a great quality of time with me and answered all my questions.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Very capable surgeon, I have the utmost confidence in her abilities.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She is very caring and explains everything and I feel I’m in good, experienced hands.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She was patient and clear, and she shared her opinion on what was best treatment for me rather than leaving my floundering over what to do.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

She cares a lot and explains so I understand.

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February 17, 2023

5.0

She was kind and thoughtful and the ultimate professional.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

I respect Dr. Khan and everyone working with her. They are top notch all the way. Nice to have connections to research. And they provide personal care.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

She’s awesome explains everything and answer your questions

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February 06, 2023

5.0

She was very knowledgeable, kind, and direct to the point. She seems to care about her patients and she provides thorough explanations.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Her caring disposition, knowledge, and expertise.

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Disclosures

Seema A. Khan, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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