Rod S. Passman, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
- Cardiac Resynchronization
- Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
- Catheter Ablation
- Left Atrial Appendage Devices
- Medical Education:
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University - 1989
BronxCare Health System - 1992
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 1998
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
July 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Passman came highly recommended and has for 10+ years treated me successfully for A-Fib and other irregular heartbeats/rhythms. He seems very knowledgeable, up-to-date on the new science and treatments, and very professional in his manner and approach.
July 18, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Passman includes me on my care. He is always in a positive mood. He is concerned and interested in my health and quality of life. He investigates issues that I present and is thoughtful in his approach and assessments. He also brings in his team as needed and collaborates well with them. Dr. Passman is the best.
July 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
He’s at the top of his game. (I glanced over his vita, honors, etc. The appt reiterated that impression.) Dr Passman projects confidence, doesn't work by rote, works w his patient, establishes rapport, answers questions, puts forth options. The arrhythmia scares the hell out of me. Dr Passman said it is serious, but I left confident that in the coming months NM will make my heart normal.
June 17, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Passman always enters the room with a big, welcoming smile and then shares his findings/explanations in a manner that is positive and assured, using words that are professional and understandable, but never condescending. He reviews past history, evaluates the present condition, and always has a future plan for the patient. He never seems rushed and took even extra time, in this visit, to pursue a post-op peculiarity in my lungs, giving suggestions on how to proceed to find answers, beyond the EP department. Always GREAT to see him!
June 06, 20225.0 star star star star star
I’ve never been in the hands of such a confident, caring doctor. Dr. Passman has never once not explained my situation openly and honestly with compassion. I’ve never once had an undue anxious or doubtful moment while under his care.
April 15, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Passman was recommended to me by an EP fellow as an expert in a-fib treatment and ablation. At my appointment Dr. Passman spent time with me to discuss my particular issues and explained the procedure fully along with the potential risks and his protocols to mitigate them. I feel like I am in good hands with Dr. Passman and his team.
February 21, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
January 07, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
December 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
November 15, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
August 17, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
June 22, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
June 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
May 24, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
April 27, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
March 20, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Medtronic, Inc.
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Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities
- Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (Wolters Kluwer NV)
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