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Samer Al-Khudari, MD

4.9
RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Specialty: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Languages:
Arabic, English

About Me

If I am dealing with a patient that has a new diagnosis of cancer, one of the first things I want to know about that patient is, who is going to be by their side? And are they going to need me to be by their side a little bit more?

Samer Al-khudari, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at RUSH University Medical Center. He serves as the Director of Transoral Robotic Surgery and is the Medical Student Clerkship Director for ENT. He graduated RUSH Medical College with AOA honors and completed residency training in Otolaryngology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. This was followed by a fellowship in head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Al-khudari is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Head & Neck Society and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Al-khudari has authored numerous publications in all aspects of head and neck surgery and reconstruction with a focus on oropharyngeal cancer and robotic surgery. He regularly lectures regionally and nationally on head and neck cancer and global health related to international refugee care. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals including JAMA-Otolaryngology- Head and Neck surgery, Laryngoscope, and Head & Neck. Dr. Al-khudari serves on several national committees for both the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Head and Neck Society and has received the RUSH Medical Staff I-Care Award and the Department of Anatomy Anthony Schmidt Award at RUSH. His treatment philosophy is a patient-centered treatment approach with a focus on patient education and understanding of treatment options with a focus on survival and quality of life. Dr. Al-khudari is passionate about global health and has led mission trips to deliver surgical care to displaced refugees in the Middle East. His special clinical interests are HPV-related cancer, oral cancer in young patients, minimally invasive techniques for parotid surgery, thyroid cancer and microvascular reconstruction.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Oak Park
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building
Suite 3700
Oak Park, IL, 60304

(708) 660-6430
(708) 660-6447
Directions
RUSH Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
RUSH Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
Directions
RUSH Lung Center Upper Airway Program
RUSH Lung Center Upper Airway Program
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-6642
Directions
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Rubschlager Building
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Rubschlager Building
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-6100
Directions
RUSH Oak Lawn
RUSH Oak Lawn
5851 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453

(708) 660-2364
Directions

Credentials

Certifications

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education and Training

Henry Ford Hospital - Otolaryngology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Rush University Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Goiter
Head and neck reconstruction
Head and neck surgery
Head and neck trauma
Head and neck tumors
Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Laryngeal surgery
Laser surgery, head and neck
Melanoma
Oral cancer
Paraganglioma
Parathyroid disease
Parathyroid surgery
Robotic surgery
Throat cancer
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid surgery
Tracheal surgery
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
Vocal cord injections
Zenker's diverticulectomy

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Insurance

Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
MultiPlan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Overall
4.9
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.9
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.9
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.9
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.9
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.9
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Feb 2024
Great experience the best I'm sure.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Feb 2024
The Dr. Was great. Seemed very concerned and comforting.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Everything was excellent.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Dr. Al-Khudari is an excellent physician who cares, listens and reassures. He does a very thorough exam and is always available to meet or talk with me about my health.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Dec 2023
Doctor asked many questions provided a very thorough exam with very good explanation
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
So very impressed. I have had good Dr.s before but this is on a totally different caliber.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
He is a wonderful provider!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
Wonderful
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Very thoughtful and courteous.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
One of the best doctors I've ever had.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Dr. Samer Alkhadari is by far an excellent ENT physician!!!!!!!!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Always very excellent.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
I have been under the care of Dr Al-Khudari for the past 6 years from initial surgery through follow-up visits. I have the highest respect and admiration for both his skills as a surgeon and his caring, compassionate demeanor In all my contacts with him. I feel he represents the highest ideals of medicine and patient care.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Very thorough
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Dr. S. Alkhudari is recommendable. He takes time to listen and explain my condition; you could feel the genuine care for the his patient. He's doing an exemplary and excellent job.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Very good
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Dr Al Kudari is simply fantastic.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Doctor is very knowledgeable and explains everything
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Excellent exam and good discussion regarding current conditions and future followup.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jun 2023
I appreciate Dr Al-Khaduri's skilled and caring manner. He is direct while being sensitive and compassionate. He listens!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jun 2023
My doc was very attentive, listened to my concerns, and knew I was nervous. I left knowing I was in good hands!
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - May 2023
Dr. Al-Khudari is an excellent and caring doctor. That I always feel better and confident after seeing him.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - May 2023
Very knowledgeable and caring. Very informative visit.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Apr 2023
The doctor was very patient and listened to my concerns. He explained everything he was doing ahead of time. I felt very confident in his skills.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Apr 2023
Very attentive, caring and professional. Treat patients like they are family. Lets you know he is always available .
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2023
Dr. Al Kadari is the best in showing concern and listening.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2023
Dr. Al-Khudari is a most excellent physician. I am fortunate to have him providing my medical care. He is always attentive and concerned about my health issues.
5
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2023
Dr Al Kehdari was fantastic. Explained everything and showed real concern for my conditions.