Dr. William J. Gradishar, MD

Dr. William J. Gradishar, MD

25 reviews

Medical Oncology | Male | 60 years old

Northwestern Medical Group
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Dr. Gradishar specializes in Medical Oncology and practices in Chicago, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Gradishar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Bolingbrook, IL |
I too was a bit overwhelmed by my first meeting with Dr. Gradishar. He explained so much in such a direct manner. I think that sometimes comes across as cold, but I can tell you that over 5 years with him, I have come to see the wonderful and knowledgeable doctor that he is. He greats me with a smile and listens to all of my fears and concerns at every appointment. The staff at Northwestern is beyond amazing....especially his PA.
in Chicago, il |
I do not recommend this uncaring, arrogant person. He misdiagnosed my cancer and then put the blame on others. He never showed his face when I came in for treatment, so I went to a credible hospital to continue treatment. Gradishar is so busy trying to gain prominence he gave no attention to my case and never apologized for ignoring the pathologist. He should not be allowed to call himself a doctor. If I could post negative stars, I would.
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Gradishar and dr. Bethke saved my life. Their staff is extremely experienced and confident. Their job is to change the course of a disease that can potentially take your life. Their amazingly skilled. When my life is at stake, experience and confidence means more than friendliness. Which he is a very nice person. If you have cancer like I DID and you want bedside manor , find an excellent therapist.
Chicago, IL |
I found both Dr. Gradishar and his staff very cold. They were not at all accomadating. They seemed rushed and annoyed everytime I was there. It wasn't a one time occurance and they were so rude at times. I am happy to say that I no longer require their services and if something should happen in the future, I would absolutely not go back to that office.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
Dr. Gradishar has no bedside manner. He stood by the door most of the short time that he spent with me (10 minutes) like the room was on fire. He also recommended chemotherapy when it was not warranted for my stage 1 luminal A cancer.
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Dr. Gradishar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Myeloma
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Michael Reese Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Chicago Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Thoracentesis