Samer Al-Khudari, MD

4.9
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Languages:
Arabic, English
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Rush Employed Provider

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
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Rush Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Rush Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
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Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6100
(312) 942-6225
Directions
Rush Lung Center Upper Airway Program
Rush Lung Center Upper Airway Program
1725 W Harrison St
Suite 774
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6642
Directions

Credentials

Certifications

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education and Training

Henry Ford Hospital - Otolaryngology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Head & Neck Onc & Microvascular
Rush Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Facial trauma
Head and neck reconstruction
Head and neck surgery
Head and neck trauma
Head and neck tumors
Laryngeal surgery
Laser surgery, head and neck
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
Oral cancer
Paraganglioma
Robotic surgery
Throat cancer
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid surgery
Tracheal surgery
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
Zenker's diverticulectomy

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. 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

Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
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
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
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
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
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
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago

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 - Oct 2021
Wonderful doctor
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
The doctor and his staff were extremely professional and thorough and friendly. I understood all my options.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr explained to me what my health concern was and used models to show me what was normal and not normal.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2021
Love Dr Al'Khudari. He's the best.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Dr. Al-Khudari is excellent and very kind.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Very caring and thorough. Great bedside manner. Knowledgeable and trustworthy.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
Made sure I understood test results and follow-up treatments.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
He saved my life, always is positive & straight shooter. Love him.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Very good
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Doctor and nurse were very compassionate and concerned about me -
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Dr. AL-KHUDARI is caring and through in treating my problems.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
My visit was great.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Al-Khudari is wonderful - Always answers my questions thoroughly - Continually return's call promptly & efficiently - Awesome bedside manner.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Al-Khudari is the reason I chose Rush over [another hospital] for my cancer treatment. He is arguably the best doctor I have ever had in my life, he connected to me as a person from the first time I saw him.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Dr Al-Khudari has always taken time to explain my condition & what the next steps are. He takes the time to make sure I understand & listens to my concerns.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
good
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Never an issue, very professional and compassionate
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Always have a good experience with Dr. Al-Khudari. He always takes good care of me and my concerns. Appreciate that he is conservative and referred me to another specialist to ease my mind.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
good
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr. Al-Khudari is wonderful! Recommend him highly.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
The best!!

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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

Directions