Rod S. Passman, MD

Rod S. Passman, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  • Cardiac Resynchronization
  • Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Defibrillators/Pacemakers
  • Left Atrial Appendage Devices

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University - 1989
Residency:
BronxCare Health System - 1992
Fellowships:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 1998

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

302 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Passman fully explained the issues to me and what I need to monitor going forward. He took the time to make me feel at ease.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He explains thoroughly and cares about the patient

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March 28, 2022

5.0

A stellar doctor in his field.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Passman answered all my questions and seemed genuinely interested in my situation.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

I felt very comforted and informed by Dr Passman. He has good bedside manner.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Listens to you and is not in a hurry!!!

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He came in familiar with the details of my case. Clearly offered alternatives. Authoritative but friendly.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He is very patient and takes enough time to explain treatment options.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

The Dr is very thorough and does great at explaining our course of action.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very personal, talked and listened, great explanation of what is going on. Offered 3 courses of action and pro and cons of each. His teaching experience was evident.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Highly professional, ethical, conservative and friendly. I could go on.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He is personally interested in his patient. Professional, caring and attentive.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Passman spent over 30 minutes with me, understanding my current state, explaining potential future state and describing in detail the available procedures. Doc exuded confidence in his own and team’s expertise. He made me felt I was in good hands.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

The best doctor anyone can wish for. Caring, always smiling, always available

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Interesting and engaging conversation. Explains very well. I feel comfortable. Has been taking care of my Afib successfully for over 10years. He is cutting edge

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He is thorough and clear and seems to really care.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Passman didn't rush through my visit and listened to the questions I asked him. He was kind and treated me with respect.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Once again, Dr. Passman has gone above and beyond my current expectations of physicians working today. He is AMAZING. And . . . such a response rids me of my worry and gives me a direction to follow regarding the particular concern and its possible improvement with a change in meds. I brag about him to all my friends. He is a very special Doctor--a rarity these days. No one else that I have on my team (at NorthShore!) responds/behaves like him.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Kind and thoughtful. Explained my condition clearly

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Rock star.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and thoughtful Dr, answered questions and had very nice staff assisting

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December 07, 2021

5.0

I've visited Dr. Passman for a consult and have decided to have him do my ablation procedures. I've had one in person and now one telemedicine appointment with him and he's been patient, easy to talk to, willing to answer my questions, and offered an alternative treatment when wasn't ready to do procedures yet.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Great doctor answered every question I asked .very professional attitude and offered different options regarding my conditions and concerns

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician who listens and cares for his patients

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing. You know that because he explains what he is doing

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December 03, 2021

5.0

knowledgeable, engaged, attentive, communicative

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November 23, 2021

5.0

He is an exceptional doctor and a researcher as well as kind listener and communicator with his patients.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Would not have any other Dr. for my heart. He is consistently excellent with procedures and outcomes, and he cares about his patients and takes the time to explain everything and answer every question.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman thoroughly explained every detail of the procedure to me, including the risks. And answered all of my questions.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

He has given me excellent for many years.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman, were outstanding in the care and patient education they provided.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He is very good and listens well and communicates well.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Passman is very thorough. He is understanding and easy to talk to. He and his team are easy to communicate with on Mychart. Their responses are quick and thorough.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate doctor.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Passman is compassionate, empathetic, and hopeful. Given my health standing, I couldn't be in better hands!

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October 01, 2021

5.0

I cant imagine having a more caring and skilled heart doctor. He is the guy.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and complete

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Personal care, Takes the time. Really reads the charts!! When was the last time you had a Dr. who read your chart fully. He is GOLD!!

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He has given me great care for 21 years.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent care, very attentive, answered all questions, told me about an issues with my heart that I was not aware of

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Empathetic, relaxed, focused, and extremely knowledge and thoughtful, trust.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing and he provides compentant care.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, will get to the bottom of my problem

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Over that weekend, he emailed me numerous (more than 5!) times to make sure that the varied adjustments in meds he was prescribing were followed up by Kardia reports from me. His concern was unrelenting, until he got results that would help me avoid surgical procedures which were the next consideration. This kind of attention and proactive approach continued on the following Monday, when he ultimately determined that we had reached a point where the current combination meds could keep me in sinus rhythm without any surgical procedures at this time. He was amazing . . . and I was more than relieved and happy.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He listens to you and creates a plan to address your needs.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

He listens to my concerns and gives top notch care.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman has provided me with an excellent level of care and has been very flexible.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

The best

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Expertise and care

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I wouldn't be alive today without Dr. Passman's care.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Doctor Passman is a great doctor and always answers my questions and concerns. I always appreciate his down to earth and positive attitude towards his patients.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He listens well and applies his knowledge and experience. Though my situation ssms to be less serious than most, he treats it seriously and thoroughly.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Experience Kind Explained all pros and cons Patient

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Intelligent physician who has great communication and compassion

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Doc Passman is a remarkably brilliant doctor. He has taken an exceptional amount of time to thoroughly explain everything going on with me medically. He is also the first doctor to discover vital issues that were previously believed to be caused by other medical issues from other highly qualified doctors.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman is very kind and caring and is an outstanding doctor.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

He explained all the alternatives and pros and cons of each. Easy to understand and very thorough

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman is extremely competent and knowledgeable and he cares!

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Smart, thorough, considerate, helpful - always feel he takes good care of me.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Strong reputation. During appointment took time to explain clearly and answer my questions patiently. He immediately tried to help me take advantage of an open surgical slot by calling his coordinator into the room to help w specific issues.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I think Dr. Passman is an excellent Dr but he's very quick with everyone.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Clear, direct very patient-centered. Outstanding!!

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Passman did a great job on my ablation. Today he was very thorough and very responsive to all me concerns. I got all the information I wanted and needed to make a joint decision on my treatment. He is also very personable.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Competent, careful, concerned, available.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Nothing nicer then a physician looking you in your eyes when talking to you. The honest and direct answers.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman, seems like he genuinely cares about his patience. He seems to individualize his treatments. He took time to listen to the different things I was doing to do to help myself. He was encouraging.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Knows his job and great bedside manner.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Warm and knowledgeable

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April 09, 2021

5.0

he was thorough, listened to my concerns, and seemed to have a plan for my care.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

He also is willing to work with me on things and will look at things from my perspective and try to help me outline my care in a way that makes me comfortable

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Doctors

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March 20, 2021

5.0

I saw Dr. Passman a few years ago and remembered a very good experience. Seeing him again was another good experience. He explained test results completely, how my heart was currently functioning, reasons for next test with Zio monitor and reasons why I should also see Dr. Freed. I have always felt in very good hands with the doctors at NM; and I would recommend Dr. Passman very highly.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Passman's admin assistant followed up with me within 15 minutes like Dr Passman had said she would.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

He was very patient, listened to our concerns and explained his recommended plan of care to us in a very down to earth manner.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and I trust that he knows what he is doing.

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February 26, 2021

5.0

He works very hard to diagnose and find the best treatment. He is very professional and caring. He is also not afraid to refer patients to other providers.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He's a very experienced professional

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Passman was thorough as he discussed my meds and my health issue that was my reason for coming. He was very attentive and asked me additional questions about my health practices and what I can do to be better at losing weight and eating properly during the sheltering that we're dealing with during the pandemic. Dr. Passman took time to listen to me, my responses, and my struggles with being sheltered and not able to be as active as I once was.

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December 25, 2020

5.0

He knows me as a real person and he always has time to talk and make sure I understand the issues. I also was a patient in one of his studies.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

He knows what he's doing

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Highly rated , skilled and experience.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Passman takes the time to discuss all options clearly and answer questions. He stays on the leading edge of electro-cardiology, which inspires confidence in me as a patient.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

He explains alternatives clearly and is willing to take as much time as you need

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December 14, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable, interested in my well being, experienced, compassionate

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December 07, 2020

5.0

One of the top in his field

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December 07, 2020

5.0

He is outstanding

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December 04, 2020

5.0

He's GREAT!!!

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Best EP Cardio around.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Passman was extremely knowledgeable about Afib treatment and my case in particular. He explained everything carefully and simply. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

I had A Fin & after being shocked I am doing great on meds that he prescribed

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November 27, 2020

5.0

He exudes competence both in his personal treatment of patients’ heart conditions and research to inform his practice. He is very approachable and always assures me I should contact him immediately if I have concerns with my heart.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

great personal attention

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November 23, 2020

5.0

The best

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November 23, 2020

5.0

He is the best knowledgeable listens and is very caring about tailoring health for his patients

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I am seeing Dr. Passman for the first time however with such a strong recommendation from Dr. Robert Havey I believe I am in good hands and will follow his lead as indicated

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I have been a patient for over 40 years Dr. Robert Havey my primary care physician is an ounce standing Dr. always approaches a diagnosis with skill and care

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November 10, 2020

5.0

He did listen,explained, supported

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Caring,senstive, bright doctor

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