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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Walner is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat. He has authored multiple articles and textbook chapters with regard to ear, nose, and throat disorders in children. Dr. Walner has been featured on NBC 5 News and quoted in the Chicago Tribune and Pioneer Press newspapers regarding various pediatric ear, nose, and throat topics. He has received an Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Walner cares for all disorders relating to the ears, nose, and throat in children. His main areas of interest include pediatric airway obstruction involving tonsil and tracheal abnormalities; ear and sinus abnormalities in children, as well as other head and neck abnormalities related to children. Dr. Walner was born and raised in the Chicago area. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then went on to complete his medical degree and earned a master’s degree in Applied Physiology at the Chicago Medical School. He completed a general surgery internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, followed by a four year Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary in Chicago. Following graduation from residency, Dr. Walner completed a two-year pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati (considered one of the top pediatric ear, nose, and throat training programs in the world!) Dr. Walner is in private practice with a resident and medical school teaching appointment at Rush University Medical Center, where he is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Walner is a fantastic pediatric ENT. He’s patient, kind, thorough, and my toddler daughter loved him. We were seen right away which was an added bonus. I would highly recommend Dr. Walner and this practice.
Dr. Walner is extremely kind and gentle with our son. We came in for a 2 week follow up after his tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and 2nd set of tubes. He has been kind and straight forward throughout the entire process.
Doctor Walner was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He walked us through everything that was going on which was very comforting.
Dr. Walner was very professional and kind. Highly recommend him.
Dr.walner listed to me very good and was excellent at his explanation regarding my issue. Moreover, told me about my options plus his recommendation. I liked that he took notes on everything during my visit and kept it on records.
Dr. Walner was kind, concerned, professional and competent
He is great. The only problem is there system tony son a procedure done by definition Walner and he didn't have the records. As for the swallow test that was done there too
Today was our first consult with Dr. Walner for my 17-month old son's middle ear issues. The receptionist was welcoming and we were seen right away. The physician, audiologist and support staff were all friendly, patient and attentive -- they took time to listen to our concerns, to discuss options and a plan of care moving forward. As a side note, the Lake Shore building is nice, easy to navigate and parking is attached. Very good experience overall; thank you.
Very professional! Would definitely recommend.
He is very nice and has treated both of my daughters. He did surgery on one of my daughters and everything went well. I highly recommend him.
Ended up in ER after seeing doctor Walner as my ear got severely infected after he cleaned it out.
Well honestly I don't know if the problem is resolved but a clear direction on what needs to be done should have been provided but again we can call tej office and figure out that
Dr. Walner had great bedside manner. Took the time to listen to our concerns regarding our newborn, did a very thorough assessment and went over different options as far as our plan of care. Very professional, personable and didnt rush the appointment. We felt that when we left the office we had a plan in place and feel better about our current situation! HIGHLY recommend!
Good but waiting a little long.
Dr. Walner and his assistants were very professional, personable and prompt. He always creates a comfortable environment for my 4 year old son who has needed to have potentially uncomfortable procedures performed in the office.
Very professional and generally concerned about my issue and gave me good advice to follow.
I don't think a 25 minute wait is 4 stars - in my book it's 2 stars.
Very impressed with entire experience - from ease of making appt through ZocDoc to efficiency / appearance of office and most importantly to the knowledgable and caring manner of Dr. Walner . Thank You!
The doctor and his assistant were efficient, friendly and explained everything. He took the time to explain things to my child and put her at ease and was patient
He's the best! Dr. Walner has been taking care of my daughter for years and always takes time to make her feel at ease. He performed surgery on her a few years ago, with great success. We have referred friends and family to him and and will continue to do so.
Very rough. Barely spent 5 min with the patient. Can't beleive this is a pediatric specialist.
I was surprised he worked with children, he did not seem to have any magic with them like most pediatric doctors. That being said, my son was not the best behaved since he did not feel well and we waited so long to see the doctor. He was efficient but did not rush us at all and the nurses were very nice in this office.
He is a wonderful and knowledgable doctor that I trust with my child.