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John Vainder, M.D.


800 Austin Street West Tower Ste 403

Evanston, IL 60202

Closed. Opens Thur at 9 AM

Quick Facts

  • Colon Cancer Screenings
  • IBD, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Acid Reflux/Heartburn
  • Expert Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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800 Austin Street West Tower

Ste 403

Evanston, IL 60202

Closed. Opens Thur at 9 AM


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About John Vainder, M.D.


Undergraduate Education:
Bachelor of Science Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1974
Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine – Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois 1977
Post-Graduate Training:
Internship – Internal Medicine, Illinois Masonic Medical Center 1977-1978
Residency – Internal Medicine, Illinois Masonic Medical Center 1978-1980
Fellowship – Gastroenterology, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines IL 1978-1980

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine 1993

Medical Societies:

American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterology Society, Illinois State Medical Society..

Physician Bio:

Dr. Vainder has been active in both Northern Cook & Lake County Medical community for 27 years. He enjoys all areas of Gastroenterology. His academic appointments include; Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He received the Outstanding Service Award from Illinois Masonic Center in 1980.


It was nice to meet Dr. Vainder and get his ‘to sense’ on my issue. He really put me at ease and I appreciate his help and expertise!

B.L. Google

Dr. Vainder is extremely nice, polite and has good sense of humor. He listened patiently and gave me the good advise. He made the whole experience very comfortable. Strongly recommend him!!!

C.L. Google

I've been a patient of John Vainder's for many years. He has, during our long association, performed diagnostics, regular maintenance care and monitoring procedures, and during one extremely frightening period, ICU acute care. During my own career, prior to retirement, I was a clinical nurse researcher, over which time I developed the criteria by which I personally 'graded' clinical care for my patients, my family, and myself. I hang my hat on them to this day. My estimation of expert medical care orbits around two specific areas--that of art and that of science. The science aspect I look for is that which surpasses competence--it is about brilliance of mind, thinking out of the box as second nature, in practice, and staying on top of prevailing and new research. Dr. Vainder continues to fulfill all of these criteria in his care of me; it is what brought me into his care. What has since KEPT me in his care and perpetuates my loyalty to him is the art. My experience with Dr. Vainder is pure art which is of the utmost importance to patients in general, and to me specifically. It is his honest, down to earth demeanor, compassion, humor, and respect toward those of us he cares for. It is his depth of understanding of OUR experiences that is the standout attribute of his art : it is my opinion that brilliant scientific care in combination with authenticity and kindness, makes a superior caregiver. I believe the expertise John Vainder brings to his practice in both domains sets a high standard, and is the expressed epitome of this most gifted physician's dedication in his practice of medicine. Best regards, Harriett Wittert

H.W. Google

Dr. Vaider is Excellent! He and his staff are very kind, prompt and professional! Would highly recommend 👌

S.G. Google

Dr. Vainder was excellent. He made my appointment very comfortable. He was able to diagnose my condition very quickly and offer advice on how to alleviate some of the symptoms. I can't recommend him highly enough. By far one of my most pleasant doctors visits.

C.S. Google


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