Joseph J. Donzelli, MD

Otolaryngology - ENT

473 Ratings
Years in Practice: 24 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

473 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

471 Ratings

Provider showed concern

467 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

470 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

463 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

468 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.
"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
"Good experience"
Sep. 13, 2022
"The doctor was EXCELLENT about answering all of my questions, and gave me some options to try over the next several weeks."
Sep. 6, 2022
"Educational and informative"
Sep. 6, 2022
"Kept me informed . Explained what was being done and why. Empathetic."
Sep. 6, 2022
"*Dr. Donzelli answered all my questions and explained outcomes and what to expect in the future very well."
Aug. 30, 2022
"Dr D, has always been straight forward. He is always willing to go the extra mile for you he really cares. He has a great sense of humor ( gotta love that in the medical profession )"
Aug. 20, 2022
"Everyone was very friendly and helpful."
Aug. 16, 2022
"We really like *Dr. Donzelli. He explains things very well and is passionate about what he does. Would highly recommend him."
Aug. 15, 2022
"Great job explaining the pro and complication about the Procedure"
Aug. 14, 2022
"Dr Donzell us a wonderful doctor that truly works on a treatment plan that is suit for you"
Aug. 4, 2022
"We were satisfied with PA exam"
Jul. 21, 2022
"Dollar. Donzelli is the best!!!!"
Jul. 21, 2022
"I feel well cared for by Dr. Donzelli. Over the years, he really has taken exceptional care of me through illness and surgery."
Jul. 21, 2022
"Dr. Donzelli was very thorough and has a great bedside manner. He took his time explaining everything in east to understand language. I would highly recommend him."
Jul. 12, 2022
"I've been going to Dr. Donzelli since 2000, he is a talented, caring, compassionate doctor. He always goes over test results, asks if the patient has any questions and answers them, tells when to come back and which tests to get done before the next appointment."
Jul. 4, 2022
"Dr Donzelli is great. Very thorough, communicative, and caring. His treatment plan has really improved the quality of my breathing, lowered my rate of infections dramatically and improved my quality of life."
Jul. 1, 2022
Jun. 24, 2022
"Love Dr. Donzelli! Just wish that appointments were so delayed."
Jun. 21, 2022
"Doctor was understanding of my being late."
Jun. 20, 2022
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