Ali A. Valika, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

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3825 South Highland Avenue

Tower 2 - 4th Floor

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Office: 630-719-4799

Fax: 630-963-7420

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1512 North Naper Boulevard

Suite 176

Naperville, IL 60563

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Office: 630-527-2730

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454 East Roosevelt Road

Lombard, IL 60148

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2040 Ogden Avenue

Suite 401

Aurora, IL 60504

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Meet Ali A. Valika, MD

About me

  • Urdu
  • Heart Failure Cardiology
  • Cardiac AmyloidosisCardiac SarcoidosisCardiomyopathyHeart FailureHeart Failure Research TrialsHeart TransplantHypertrophic CardiomyopathyLeft Ventricular Assist DevicesLeft Ventricular RecoveryPulmonary Hypertension



  • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Barnes Hospital/Washington University
  • University Of Chicago College Of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Dreyer
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 333 patient ratings.


July 16, 2020 11:42 AM

Dr. Valika & nurse are terrific! They listen, explain & are so skilled, I can have total confidence in their care.

July 13, 2020 2:10 PM

I only see Dr. Valika every 6 months and have been for the past 6 years. My experiences have always been great.

July 13, 2020 8:56 AM

Dr. Ali Valika is an exceptional physician. He is very smart. He listens to the patient's concerns and acts appropriately. I can tell he genuinely cares about his patients.

July 13, 2020 8:56 AM

I had a wonderful experience. He is a wonderful provider who truly cares about his patients.

July 8, 2020 11:32 AM

I am very lucky and happy to have Dr. Valika as my doctor.

July 8, 2020 10:55 AM

Dr. Valika is always very thorough and caring. He listens & respects my input of overcall health care.

July 7, 2020 6:49 PM

hard to get appointments with this doctor

June 22, 2020 9:23 AM

Good regular visit.

June 9, 2020 8:53 AM

Dr. Valika always goes over my health in great detail and looks for ways to improve the way I feel. I trust him with my heart condition that he will do the right and best thing for me.

June 5, 2020 8:08 AM

A good experience.

May 28, 2020 4:26 AM

Dr. Valika, always professional, responsive, informative and follows up.

May 27, 2020 8:43 AM


May 21, 2020 2:00 PM

I was pleased that the Zoom process worked smoothly. However w/o the doctor being able to listen to my heart and lungs and check my pulse @ my ankles I wonder if he was able to accurately appraise my current status.

May 4, 2020 8:32 AM

Phone visit was good.

April 29, 2020 3:46 PM

always excellent

April 13, 2020 3:57 PM

One of the best dr.'s I know and very smart.

April 9, 2020 10:36 AM

Trust them with my life.

April 9, 2020 10:36 AM

Team effort to keep me healthy.

April 1, 2020 8:21 AM

He is very concerned about my health. He is a good doctor.

March 17, 2020 5:42 PM

he was very knowledgeable and listens to me about my concerns, gives he recommendations and best possible treatment.. he's a very good doctor!

March 17, 2020 5:42 PM

don't have any bad experience. the only thing was the doctor was late.. but I understand because he don't rush and listens carefully on his patience.

March 16, 2020 4:10 PM

Dr Ali Valika is a great Doctor. I truly feel blessed that I have him as my Heart Failure specialist. He worked with my wife and I to answer all of my questions and has been proactive in working with all of my other Doctors to insure proper coordinated care. He is an extraordinary asset to your medical group.

March 9, 2020 10:42 AM

He is very intelligent - he takes the time to explain things to you in a vocabulary I could understand.

March 9, 2020 10:42 AM

He is an awesome doctor & he is trying everything possible to get my heart working like it should work - I would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.

March 7, 2020 5:19 PM

Takes to long for appointment and long office wait until Doctor sees you.

February 29, 2020 10:09 AM

good experience

February 26, 2020 6:19 AM

Very good visit. He is very good.

February 14, 2020 6:53 AM

When I became Dr. Valika's patient - I was very sick. My family & I. Feel he saved my life our to his excellent care.

February 14, 2020 6:53 AM

He explains things so that I understand.

February 8, 2020 9:01 AM

Both Dr. Valika and his nurse are excellent at what they do.

February 8, 2020 9:01 AM

It's as good of a experience as going to the doctor can be.

February 5, 2020 11:14 AM

Dr. Valika & his staff are always very helpful & attentive. His is one of the few practices where "things" don't get done or requests are not met. Dr. Valika has been a God-send for my heart issues!

February 5, 2020 11:14 AM

It is frequently difficult to get a quick appt... 2-3 month wait.

January 27, 2020 5:50 PM

I appreciate Dr. Valika's attention to detail while discussing my condition and asking what I am doing to improve or maintain my health.

January 27, 2020 5:50 PM

Excellent heart specialist who listens to his patients and spends time going over your medical file and what you are doing to improve/maintain your health and suggesting other ways.

January 27, 2020 4:18 PM

Everything was fine, I do not have the time to set and answer all of these questions that have nothing to do with my visit. I like the doctor very much, he could not be better. I am very happy with him

January 27, 2020 1:29 PM

dr valika is kind , considerate

January 24, 2020 6:00 AM

It is always a through, comfortable, informative visit with Dr. Valika and all the nursing staff.

January 19, 2020 7:29 AM

Visit was excellent as usual.

January 6, 2020 10:35 AM

I have been very satisfied with the care and attention I have been receiving from Dr. Valika, and his team especially.

December 23, 2019 3:42 PM

Dr. Valika was professional, helpful, took his time to go over lab results and plans for future tests, and answered all my questions.

December 23, 2019 3:42 PM

Excellent visit and could not have oasked for anything more during this visit.

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Dr. Valika always answers all questions and clearly discussed options.

December 21, 2019 8:11 AM

Dr. Valicka is an excellent cardiologist. His nurses, X and X are excellent as well.

December 21, 2019 8:11 AM

Excellent experience at every visist.

December 20, 2019 2:21 PM

Very good visit. I find Dr. Valika to be very professional. Very thorough. Never in a rush. Very easy to talk to.

November 30, 2019 2:37 PM

Doctor Valika and I have a wonderful patient / doctor relationship as well as all the others on my medical team. My wife and I give thanks for Dr. Valika each and every day and firmly believe that he is the one individual that gets credit for me still being on this earth.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

I trust my doctor to do what's best for me and explain why.

November 18, 2019 11:36 AM

Very courteous, caring. Very informative.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

I wish they would be more punctual.

November 8, 2019 11:00 PM

all good

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

dr Valeka is awesome and nurse was great also

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Always very informative

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel very confident with Dr. Valka.

October 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt that I was with the best of the best for my condition . he checked all my records and gave me a new medicine to help slow down my heart beat as it is going to fast.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Valika is always pleasant and explains everything where you can easily understand. He has been my doctor for a number of years and I'm pleased with his service.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM


September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel comfortable and satisfied with Dr Valika.

September 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I find my 'visits' with any of my doctors always beneficial with my doctors being paient and kind of any concerns I may have.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Valika is always helpful in my care.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM


September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good and a enjoyable.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

The specialist was running late - understandable for a cardiac specialist. The RN's told me in advance - I appreciated being informed COMMUNICATION makes all the difference!

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor and all of his staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. A very good team of people.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Valika and I have a great relationship as well as the rest of his team. If it weren't for Dr. Valika and his team I firmly believe that l would not be here today, we battled through some very difficult heart issues on more than one occasion.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor and staff!!

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider and caregivers are excellent. People answering the phone X is difficult to deal with and it's very frustrating speaking to her.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Valika was on the team that saved my life when a virus attacked my heart & caused major system failure in March 2017.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent communications and showed empathy

July 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Valika is a great cardiologist. I'm very luck to have him as my doctor.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Valika is a pleasure to have worked with in the past and serve as my heart failure provider.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

He is caring and concerned - Helpful.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent visit - showed concern - very easy to talk with - was made to feel very much at ease - staff shared - "DR. VALIKA IS ONE OF THE BEST."

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Very complete.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Both doctors I have seen at Advocate were great

May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased that Dr. Valika is my dr. I trust him completely and X

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Advocate is switching to a new computer system so my husband and I were in the doctor's office for two hours , longest we've ever been.

May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

extremely good

May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel well cared for and secure with Dr Valika's approach to my health care.

May 4, 2019 7:00 PM

great doctor great help for my condition.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

he was great

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM


April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I really like him. Very professional yet passionate and a good listener and very helpful when answering any of my questions

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I believe that Dr. Valika is the main reason I still walk this earth. He has always been 100% upfront while discussing my multi procedures, meds etc., I always walk away with total understanding of what / what not to exspect!

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I really liked this doctor, explained everyting in words that I could understand.

March 22, 2019 7:00 PM


March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Always good experiences, have been seeing this provider for a number of years.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

The waiting room is depressing at best and not laid out very well.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Valika is great. Thanks to his care & guidance, I enjoy better health & am able to do things I previously couldn't or was afraid to try my test.

December 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent-as always.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

After joining the heart study with Dr. Valika a couple of years ago I have always found him and his staff kind caring and very helpful. They gave me my life back. Thank you Dr. Valika.

November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

the clerk lost track of us and we sat in reception area for 45 minutes before getting called back and that was only after asking what was taking so long. she found the file and then the nurse saw us immediately.

November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

wait time in exam room was long.Getting an appointment takes to long.

November 19, 2018 6:00 PM


November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

They performed services above expectations.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

It was great!!!

November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Valika was very attentive, considerate & thoughtful. He exhibited a passionate attitude. Awesome! I felt I was so fortunate to have him in my life.

November 2, 2018 7:00 PM


October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Great service.

October 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Very Good

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