Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Gradishar, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

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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Breast Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • 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
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer


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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gradishar's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

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...more
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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...more
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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 $$$
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
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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