Dr. Murad Alam, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 52

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Dr. Murad Alam, MD is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in dermatology.


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3.7

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I saw Dr. Alam today for a squamous cell carcinoma in my lower lip. It was my first major surgery and he and his team took wonderful care of me. I was in their office and waiting room in and out of procedures for 8 hours. Yes, a long time to wait, but when your health is on the line I would do it again. Thankful for the attention to detail of Dr. Alam. His team made me feel comfortable and I can not recommend him highly enough.
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I have been under Dr. Alam's care almost since he started at Northwestern. Prior to that I had been seen by nearly every major facility in Chicagoland and many across the Country. Being a Veteran skin cancer patient, having thousands of lesions removed using every known modality, I can attest to Dr. Alam knowledge. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in his field but far beyond that he is highly skilled at his trade. Above all is his caring and kindness for each and every patient. Thanks Doc
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Dr. Alam explained that a specific office visit would be covered by insurance. It was not. I disputed the charge. Northwestern Medicine refuses to remove the charge from my account. I cannot recommend a physician that promises a procedure would be covered by insurance and then charge me an out-of-pocket expense. Dr. Alam cannot be trusted.
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Dr. Alam is an excellent surgeon and has a fine team of assistants. He is always pleasant courteous and even talks to make sure you're calm during surgery. Never condescending. and if you need stitches he is as good as a plastic surgeon.
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I would Dr. Alam 4 or 5 stars but my experience was unsatisfactory. I arrived at 8:30. after a 10-minute walk from home and was taken at 9:00. The basal cell removal was done by 9:30. I was told to return in 45 minutes for results, although it could be 90. Returning at 10:15, I found the nurse at 11 who said results were negative and I'd get stiches shortly. At 1:15, I told another nurse if he wasn't in in 15 minutes I was leaving. He showed up at 1:30. I could've waited at home.
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I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Alam. I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma on my upper eye just under my brow. At my request he fit me in for a consultation. He listened to and addressed all my concerns, was kind and patient. He fully explained the procedure and put me at total ease. During the procedure, he was gentle, considerate and seemed highly skilled. He and his team were the ultimate professionals. I have the utmost confidence in him and rate him 10 out of 10
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Alam is my favorite doctor, hands down. He is extremely caring, he spends generous amounts of time with his patients and will fully explain treatment options. This man literally saved my life. He is brilliant, compassionate and a gift to medicine.
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you will never find a better doctor!!
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So knowledgeable and caring about my frequent lower leg squamous cell skin cancers. Concerned about Mohs surgery being pain free and trying several procedures to eliminate sun damaged cells so they don`t become skin cancer. Sometimes have to wait but so worth it.
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Very professional, talked to me before and after surgery so I could make informed decisions. Great follow-ups. Scar in minimal.
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Alam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam performs Excision of Benign Skin Lesion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alam performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam treats Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alam treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alam performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives."

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Harvard Univ/Skin Care Physical
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Columbia University College Physical Surgery
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Mi Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Yale University
Medical School
2001
2000
1997
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average