Kunal N. Karmali, MD

Kunal N. Karmali, MD

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Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atherosclerosis Prevention
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2007
Residency:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 2010
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging - Nuclear Cardiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

735 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is always warm and friendly when I see him. He’s also great at explaining why we’re doing what we’re doing.

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August 30, 2022

4.0

He seems to actually care

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August 30, 2022

5.0

He is really good both at listening and at explaining, and he makes me a partner in my own care.

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August 25, 2022

5.0

Best cardiologist in the area. I’m a retired nurse and have dealt with many doctors in my career.

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August 25, 2022

5.0

Easy too listen, answers all my questions

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August 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is thorough, kind, gentle , knowledgeable and patient.

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August 22, 2022

5.0

He was very detailed, explained everything in great detail, he asked questions and was genuine on his listening.

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August 19, 2022

5.0

Dr.Karmali has earned my respect as a physician. I am extremely happy to have the privilege of being one of his patients.

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August 14, 2022

5.0

Caring, professional who looks at whole person.

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August 12, 2022

5.0

Technical expertise with a great patient approach. Answered all my questions thoroughly.

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August 12, 2022

5.0

Expertise

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August 12, 2022

5.0

Extremely competent and caring physician

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August 11, 2022

5.0

Knowledge, explanation, care, just a excellent Doctors!

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August 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very thorough, thoughtful, and responsive.

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August 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali, spent a significant amount of time getting to know me including identifying/ learning my medical history and current needs. His examination consisted physically checking my ankles, which I don’t recall any other doctor doing and I have been to many doctors. Dr. Karmali stated that he needed to spend more time studying my records because there is so much he did not know and I appreciated that.

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Wonderful communicator, compassionate, positive, and encouraging!

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Professional and thorough

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August 01, 2022

5.0

If I could score Dr. Karmali higher than a10 I would. You can tell he really cares about his patients and couldn’t be any nicer to talk with. Whenever I see him he is my favorite doctor.

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August 01, 2022

5.0

This was first visit with Dr. Karmali, he was very friendly, listened, and explained everything thoroughly.

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July 24, 2022

5.0

Dr.Karmali is so kind and helpful. He also explains everything so I understand. He is a wonderful human being as well as a great cardiologist!

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July 21, 2022

5.0

Compassionate. Looks at the person as a whole. The best clinician!

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July 19, 2022

5.0

Very caring. Takes time to answer all questions.

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July 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is one of the best Doctors I've ever had.

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July 19, 2022

5.0

I like and trust Dr. Karmali. I always feel very cared for and think that he has a genuine concern for my well-being.

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July 16, 2022

5.0

Very helpful!

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July 16, 2022

5.0

I feel he is concerned for his patients.

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July 15, 2022

5.0

Great personality. I'm a new patient. He took the time to review my history, discussed past issues, current issues and came up with a plan to address them. Explained everything about what his plan of care was and set forth a time frame.

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July 15, 2022

5.0

Even while he was wearing a mask, I could tell from his eyes that he really cared about my health. His manner has always been one of complete empathy and kindness.

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July 08, 2022

5.0

Thorough, thoughtful, and caring

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July 07, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, thorough, friendly, listens well, shares needed information. I highly recommend him to others!

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July 05, 2022

5.0

On-time, professional and had reviewed lab results

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July 04, 2022

5.0

knowledgeable, friendly

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July 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent appointment !!

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July 02, 2022

5.0

I give him a 10 Cause I really like him and his professional care But let's get him to 11

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June 30, 2022

3.0

He was assigned to me, as my previous doctor just retired last year. I have only met him twice so far.

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June 30, 2022

5.0

The doctor is great!

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June 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is a compassionate, thoughtful person who takes the time to listen to me as well as explain his preferred treatment.

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June 27, 2022

5.0

Pays attention to detail, thorough explanation of his recommendations, genuinely kind. I trust his judgment.

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June 27, 2022

5.0

Caring

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June 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is a wonderful physician. He is an attentive listener, and does not rush through our appointments.. He is very thorough in assessing any changes that may need to be made in my medications.

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June 22, 2022

5.0

Never feel rushed. Makes suggestions and explains my options. He is great at his profession.

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June 17, 2022

5.0

Dr.Karmali is sincerely interested in his patients and their cardiac health. He clearly communicates his plan for keeping my arterial sclerosis under control.

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June 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Karmali is a great Doctor and very knowledgeable.

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June 09, 2022

5.0

very compassionate

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June 08, 2022

5.0

I really like Dr. Karmali

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June 08, 2022

5.0

Love him

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June 08, 2022

5.0

Listens well. Explains possibilities in a concise manner.

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June 08, 2022

5.0

Takes time with you and doesn’t rush through anything

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June 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very thorough and makes sure I understand what we discuss.

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June 07, 2022

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable.

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June 01, 2022

5.0

I’m hard-pressed to recall an interaction with a physician who is more empathic than Dr. Karmali. He sets a very high standard. Model of patience and professionalism. I’m equally impressed by his commitment to making certain I completely understand my condition(s) and best treatment options. Moving forward, I will most assuredly look forward to Dr. Karmali being my cardiologist.

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June 01, 2022

5.0

He is personable, has a calming demeanor coupled with professionalism.

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May 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very kind and caring. He explains everything thoroughly.

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May 27, 2022

5.0

Professional and courtesy

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May 27, 2022

5.0

Because of his knowledge and concern that he has about his patients health.

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May 26, 2022

5.0

It felt like he cared about me

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May 24, 2022

5.0

He answered all my questions and explained future changes in conditions and meds.

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May 20, 2022

5.0

He is well qualified, professional, and very friendly. He takes his time at every visit, and looks at all aspects of my health.

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May 19, 2022

5.0

He was patient, listened carefully and took his time examining my husband who has dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

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May 19, 2022

5.0

I am confident that he will care for me and my health concerns fully. He is very kind and a wonderful doctor.

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May 18, 2022

5.0

Very detailed visit where he addressed all my questions and concerns and very empathetic

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May 18, 2022

5.0

He LISTENS to what you say and really seems to care. He also studies your chart and knows what your history is before he sees you.

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May 18, 2022

5.0

Very kind Professional and Efficient making me very comfortable to ask questions and getting his answer that I could process and understand !

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May 16, 2022

5.0

Very comfortable with his care plans, explains everything and is open to questions.

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May 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is an excellent physician who spends the appropriate amount of time with his patients. Please see my previous response regarding Dr. Karmali.

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May 12, 2022

5.0

great personality..makes you feel at ease

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May 10, 2022

5.0

Kind and Good listening attitude. Doctor communicated with a patient very well and tried to understand patient's issue and condition.

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May 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Karmali takes the time to explain and answer my questions. Very personable.

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May 10, 2022

5.0

Highly competent and considerate. Explains everything well.

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May 03, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful man and a fantastic doctor that explains everything, could not say enough about this doctor.

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April 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very personable and knowledgeable, and he explains his recommendations in candid and clear language.

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April 29, 2022

5.0

Very caring a great doctor

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April 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, personable and a great “bedside manner.”

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April 26, 2022

5.0

He has superior knowledge, delivery and care

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April 26, 2022

5.0

Honest

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April 25, 2022

5.0

Cares for his parients

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April 21, 2022

5.0

He is great! Kind, concerned and listens to your concerns and addresses them completely. He has a great bedside manner and truly is a great doctor. At nearly 85 I have been to many doctors and he is among the very best - the top 2.

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April 20, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough, and I really feel he is giving me the best care. He listens to his patients and explains all his reasons for his suggestions.

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April 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Karmali listens to all that I have to say and looks at me instead of at the computer. He understands my view point, but conveys his professional opinion of the discussions, which is what the doctor should be doing. He only runs tests he thinks are appropriate and he says we will be talking after the results are back, which he does very promptly. I am very happy to have him as my cardiologist.

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April 20, 2022

5.0

Excellent skills in explaining care to patient!

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April 19, 2022

5.0

I liked him, he seems competent and caring.

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April 14, 2022

3.0

Dr Karmali seems to be knowledgeable and he is very polite but somehow I feel like he thinks I am arguing with him when I am only trying to get more information.

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April 12, 2022

5.0

he is so patient and answered all my questions and never made me feel rushed.

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April 06, 2022

5.0

His honesty and demeanor. I am lucky to have him as a physician.

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April 05, 2022

5.0

Very good care given

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April 05, 2022

5.0

Highly recommend this doctor. He doesn’t just focus on heart health, he is concerned about my overall health. Very caring

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April 05, 2022

5.0

takes personal interest in me, has answers to all my questions and very concern, best doctor ever.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He listen to you and treat your problem

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Very compassionate, thoughtful and intelligent.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Every time I visit doctor karmali takes the time and doesn't rush the appointment.. He is also very thorough

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Personal, professional attention.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He reviewed all the information I provided and was thorough and explained his thought process. Greatly appreciate having a plan to work up my symptoms.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician

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March 18, 2022

5.0

I especially appreciate Dr Karmali’s patient approach , endeavoring to treat my overall health before prescribing medication.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He listens to what you say and has a great bed side manor

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March 12, 2022

5.0

caring and knowledgeable, good listener

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Explains your situation very well. Demonstrates care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Karmali is very kind and caring. He listened to my concerns and ordered tests that would help diagnose a possible problem.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He was thorough and explained everything

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He was kind and patient. He explained everything and answered all my questions. He was affirming.

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Disclosures

Kunal N. Karmali, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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