Joseph J. Donzelli, MD

Otolaryngology - ENT

427 Ratings
Years in Practice: 25 years
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

Since I start­ed prac­tic­ing in 1998, I have main­tained that the patient-physi­cian rela­tion­ship should be viewed as a team or part­ner­ship. I believe my role on your care team is as an edu­ca­tor and direc­tor, and I am priv­i­leged to par­tic­i­pate on your team. As a patient, you want to receive infor­ma­tion on your med­ical con­di­tion and your options for treat­ment. I feel strong­ly that you should be involved in the deci­sion-mak­ing process. Uti­liz­ing open com­mu­ni­ca­tion, com­pas­sion and knowl­edge, I strive to pro­vide you with the all the infor­ma­tion you need to feel con­fi­dent with your treat­ment plan. The trust you place in me fuels my pas­sion to deliv­er the best pos­si­ble clin­i­cal out­comes and help you reach your health care goals. Thank you for choos­ing me to par­tic­i­pate as a mem­ber of your care team!

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Board Certifications
Awards & Accolades
Top Physician Award 2000
Top Doctor Chicago Consumers' Checkbook 2000
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2017
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2021
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2022
Clinical Interests

Aller­gies, Ear infec­tions, Hear­ing loss, Neck mass­es, Sinus infec­tions and surgery, Thy­roid and parathy­roid dis­ease and surgery, Ton­sil and ade­noid dis­ease, Vocal changes

Personal Interests

Golf, Down­hill ski­ing, Watch­ing soc­cer, Spend­ing time with fam­i­ly, Going to con­certs, Chica­go sports, Col­lege foot­ball and basketball

American Academy of Otolahryngic Allergy
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road Winfield, Illinois 60190 630-933-1600 Get Directions
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Road Geneva, Illinois 60134 630-208-3000 Get Directions
St. Norbert College Graduation Date: 1989 Degree: MD
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Chicago Medical School Graduation Date: 1993 Degree: MD
Loyola University Medical Center Resident in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Adenoidectomy, Airway Surgery & Stridor Management, Balloon Sinuplasty, Bronchoscopy, Cancer Resection, Cautery of Nosebleeds, Cerumen Removal, Ciliary Biopsy, Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Sinus Surgery, Congenital Neck Mass Excision, Deviated Nasal Septum Surgery, Drain Sinuses, Ear Tubes, Endocrine Surgery, Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR), Endoscopic Septoplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ethmoidectomy, Excision, Excision of Neck Masses, Frontal Sinusotomy & Frontal Sinus Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Hemi-Thyroidectomy, In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty™, Inferior Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Laryngoscopy, Lingual Tonsillectomy, Mastoidectomy, Maxillary Antrostomy, Medialization Laryngoplasty, Medialization of Paralyzed Vocal Cords, Microscopic Vocal Cord Surgery, Midline Glossectomy, Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery, Modified Neck Dissection, Nasal Cautery, Nasal Dermoids/Masses, Nasal Endoscopy, Nasal Polypectomy, Nasal Surgery, Nasal Turbinate Surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery, Open Sinuses, Orbital Decompression, Parathyroidectomy, Parotid Surgery, Parotidectomy, Remove Tongue Cancer, Remove Vocal Cord Cancer, Remove Vocal Cord Lesions, Remove Vocal Cord Polyp, Repair Deviated Septum, Revision Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Sinus Endoscopy, Sinus Surgery, Sinuplasty, Sphenoidotomy and Sphenoidectomy, Supraglottoplasty, Surgery to Alleviate Nasal Congestion/Obstruction, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroidectomy, Tonsillectomy, Turbinate Reduction, Tympanoplasty, U/S FNA - Thyroid Nodule, Head & Neck Lesions, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsies (FNA), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Video Stroboscopy, Vocal Cord Injection


Aspiration and Feeding Disorders, Congenital Neck Masses, Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation, Neck Abscesses, Nose Bleed, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Subperiosteal Abscesses


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

427 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

419 Ratings

Provider showed concern

422 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

425 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

420 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

423 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Dr. Donzelli was very caring and concerned about my problems. He listened to me, asked questions, and discussed the tests taken that day and one ordered for later. I would highly recommend him."
Dec. 15, 2022
Dec. 14, 2022
"I've struggled with sinusitis for decades and Dr. Donzelli was able to explain some aspects in ways I had not heard before as well as give me new recommendations. I would highly recommend Dr. Donzelli as a thorough & thoughtful doctor. I am grateful that I had an appointment with him!"
Nov. 29, 2022
"I was treated very well."
Nov. 29, 2022
"He is great. Very thorough, compassionate, and professional. He takes time to answer questions and explains things. I have recommended him to several friends who are also pleased with him."
Nov. 28, 2022
"I think Dr. Donzelli is one of the top knowledgeable doctors I've ever been to. In my mind, the appointment ended before I knew it was over and I wish I had time to ask some questions. However, he answered something else that had been weighing on my mind, that other doctors brushed over, so for that I was most appreciative. It made the trip worthwhile even though there was no answer for my issues."
Nov. 13, 2022
"I would definitely recommend this doctor because of his knowledge, expertise, and caring approach. I would also tell anyone that I recommend to see him to allow a lot of time for the appointment. My past wait times were 20, 40, 90, and 30 minutes."
Nov. 12, 2022
"We have been going to Dr. Donzelli for over 25 years. He's the best!"
Oct. 27, 2022
"We love this practice! Dr. Donzelli and Kelly Owens have taken great care of my girls since they were in preschool."
Oct. 24, 2022
"Today's visit left me very disappointed in Dr. Donzelli, he is usually so patient and thorough. Not TODAY."
Oct. 22, 2022
"Excellent doctor - the best."
Oct. 21, 2022
"The provider listened to my concerns and current status, showing concern and recommending action to take."
Oct. 19, 2022
"Dr was fine. Clear, friendly, discussed options for treatment. Did schedule a follow-on visit within a reasonable time. It was great when I got to him, it just took way too long to do so."
Oct. 19, 2022
"Explains everything very well."
Oct. 19, 2022
"Dr Donzelli and team are TOP NOTCH experts, and amazing caring people."
Oct. 10, 2022
"I already passed on Dr. Donzelli's name to a friend!!!"
Sep. 22, 2022
"Dr. Donzelli is an excellent physician! He is caring, knowledgeable and personable. I appreciate all the care he gives me and my family. I have been a 30 yr patient of this practice and continue to recommend him to friends."
Sep. 18, 2022
"Dr Donzelli is one of the best doctors I've ever seen! He is very attentive, listens to concerns, & explains well."
Sep. 17, 2022
"Donzelli was amazing. Personable, thoughtful and pleasant"
Sep. 17, 2022
"I have had terrible experiences with ENTs in the past, but Dr. Donzelli was an absolute pleasure to work with. He listened to my concerns, validated my frustrations, recognized that I was doing everything I could, and offered solutions. He was kind, empathetic, and treated me like a collaborator in my health care process. I left my appointment teary-eyed because it was such a wonderful experience compared to my previous ENT."
Sep. 13, 2022
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