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Dr. Smita Aggarwal, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Smita Aggarwal, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and board-certified pediatric dermatologist. Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Dr. Aggarwal earned an undergraduate degree from Duke University and medical degree from the University of Kansas. She then completed her dermatology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, and subsequently pursued a prestigious pediatric dermatology fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Northwestern University, where she trained under several leaders and pioneers in the field. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Aggarwal has published and presented over a wide range of topics in dermatology, including infantile hemangiomas, acne, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. She has conducted research in vaccine development at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Aggarwal received the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital Research Award for her interest in cardiovascular co-morbidities associated with pediatric psoriasis, and MAGIS Star Award for outstanding service and care from Loyola University Medical Center. While Dr. Aggarwal strives to provide compassionate and personalized care to patients of all age, her training in pediatric dermatology provides her with particular expertise in caring for even our smallest patients. Her clinical interests include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in both the adult and pediatric population, vascular birthmarks, psoriasis, and the prevention and management of skin cancer.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Loyola University Chicago, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical School - University of Kansas, Kansas City, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1083997142

Office locations

Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago

363 W Erie St, Suite 350

Chicago, IL 60654

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Switching here for all my skin care needs. I even booked a pregnancy facial.
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This was an awful experience. I specifically put in my insurance information before arriving to this appointment. I also took off a half a day of work for this appointment only to show up and the lady at the front desktells me they aren’t sure if they accept my insurance confirming then that they did not accept my insurance. The fact that they don’t check this before hand and give a call if they look into it is beyond me. The front desk people and that office is surely not that busy. Such a waste of time and such a lack of good business practice especially for an office with multiple people doing administrative work.
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Warm and friendly, genuinely interested finding the right treatment.
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Dr Aggarwal was awesome..highly recommended!
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She was thorough and efficient!
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Dr. Aggarwal was very friendly and thorough. I highly recommend going to see her!
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Beautiful offices in a cool space! On top of that, I didn't feel like Dr. Aggarwal was rushed. Instead she took her time to examine me carefully and even looked at some areas twice to be sure. She made small talkin a way that wasn't intrusive but made me feel more comfortable. She offered suggestions for products but didn't pressure any purchases.
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From the moment she came into the exam room, Dr. Aggarwal made me feel very comfortable and at ease. It was my first time visiting a dermatologist so I was a bit nervous, but we ended up having an interesting conversationbefore and during the procedure. She worked quickly but diligently, was very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, and sent me off feeling confident. I will definitely make another appointment with her when I come back!
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Very clean and professional operation. Very quick. The doctor is bright and personable and explained everything as needed. She even got my jokes. Tim M
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She was amazing, very personable and really took the time to listen to me.
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Dr. Aggarwal was prompt, polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone and would return with no hesitation.
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It was my first visit with Dr. Aggarwal and I cannot recommend her enough! She took the time understand why I was there and gave me some great recommendations. Other dermatologists seem to throw products at me, and this was not the case with Dr. Aggarwal.
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Smita Aggarawal is amazing! I have been struggling with acne and she actually looks at my pimples and examines them. She even asked me what face washes etc I used and she googled them to see what ingredients were in them.I am also very hesitant about taking new medications, but she always talks me through it and tells me about the side effects. She puts no pressure on me to take anything I don't feel comfortable with! She even injected my pimple with cortisone to make it go away in a couple days. Love her.
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Very professional and did not try to oversell me on products. Gave great advice on pricing and alternatives.
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Dr. Aggarwal was awesome! The only negative aspect of my visit was the nurse who brought me back to the room. She didn’t explain questions very well and she asked to see a spot I was worried about and her reaction was terrifying and caused me even more alarm!
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She seemed knowledgable and friendly. Diagnosed my issue and suggested a treatment protocol. Will follow up in a couple of months. Hopefully she's nailed the issue, in which case I'll be happy to rate her as excellent overall.
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She is very professional & knowledgeable about my visit! She also made sure I didn't have an Anxiety about my results! The office staff is so friendly and welcoming & I love the office decorations. Very clean & eligant. I would highly recommend this practice.
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This was the least stressful doctor's visit ever. Very informative as well.
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Communicated in lay person's terminology. Explained things thoroughly. Answered my questions
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She is very professional and straightforward
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Very nice and knowledgeable. Staff was very friendly, too.
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She is amazing, very intelligent and kind. She not only addressed my concerns pertaining to my visit but also questions from a previous visit. Without a doubt the best! Thank you!
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