Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

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Dr. William Gradishar, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Gradishar is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

250 E Superior St Ste 4-420

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Gradishar's Experience

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


  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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


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  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Michael Reese Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Michael Reese Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gradishar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gradishar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gradishar to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
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 Comments (8)
Chicago, IL |
Don't ask any questions and don't expect anything but a cursory. checkbox exam. Dismissive, no compassion or warmth. Typical response to questions is "Why would you want to do that?" He's better off in the research lab. Clearly does not like spending time with patients. I'd rather brush my teeth with a chainsaw than go here.
Oak Park, IL |
I find Dr. Gradishar to be dismissive and cold. Exams are cursory, get-it-over-with experiences, in which I little confidence that he'd spot anything if something was there. Saying he's not warm and fuzzy is an understatement. He may be internationally known for his research, but his bedside manner and the respect he gives this patient is nil. As soon as you start to ask questions, he shuts down. "Why would you want to do that?" (indignantly) is a typical response to questions. NO compassion.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Gradishar spends absolutely minimal time with patients . He is NEVER available for any urgent situations at all. He treats patients as widgets on a production line that generates him $$$
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Gradishar has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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