Physician Detail
Malcolm Bilimoria

Malcolm Bilimoria, M.D.

Oncology Surgery

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Board Certification(s)

Surgical Oncology


Other Organization(s)

Illinois Center for Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Diseases

Medical School

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Northwestern University


Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Research, Robert Lurie Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Location 1

880 W. Central Road
Suite 4400
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-483-9400
Fax: 847-483-9426

Primary Specialty

Oncology Surgery

Additional Specialties

Pancreatic Cancer
Biliary Cancer
Liver Cancer
General Surgery

Clinical Interests



Every day is a celebration for cancer-free patient

Despite low survival rates, patient Ken Brown is thriving, and now provides emotional support to others diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Five-year survival rates vary from as low as one percent for advanced stage IV, to 14 percent for stage IA, according to the American Cancer Society.

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WGN News: Cancer survivor scales Mt. Kilimanjaro with doctor who saved his life

WGN-TV – Four years ago, a local man was given a five percent chance of survival after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This month, he returned from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the doctor who saved his life.

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CBS 2 News: A Cancer Survivor’s Dream To Climb Mountain Comes True

WBBM-TV – An update on the cancer survivor who set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro: He made the attempt along with his doctor. CBS 2 was there as the men reunited for the first time since the trip.

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Beating the odds of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer survivor Ken Brown fulfilled a lifelong dream to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro with the doctor who saved his life, Malcolm Bilimoria, M.D., Surgical Oncologist at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH).

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CBS 2 News: Cancer Survivor To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro With Surgeon

WBBM-TV – A suburban man who survived pancreatic cancer has a new mountain to climb. Literally. During a post-cancer checkup at Northwest Community Hospital in April, 68-year-old Ken Brown learned his oncology surgeon was planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a dream Brown has had since 2011.

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ABC 7 News: Cancer survivor, his doctor to hike Mount Kilimanjaro

WLS-TV – Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro was a dream of Ken Brown, but it took a cancer diagnosis to jumpstart the plan into reality. Four years ago, Brown was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has a survival rate of 5 percent. On Thursday, he leaves for Tanzania to hike Mount Kilimanjaro - and he's bringing the doctor who saved his life.

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