Adam M. Sonabend Worthalter, MD

Adam M. Sonabend Worthalter, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neurosurgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Brain Mapping
  • Glioma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Laser Ablation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - 2007
Internship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2009
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2015

Media

Conozca al médico
December 20, 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

146 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

76 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

76 Reviews

March 17, 2022

5.0

Top quality professional and human.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

The Neurology team is very nice. Nurse Karyn, Dr Stupp and Dr Sonabend they are so great.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He and DrStupp gave us excellent information and are keeping us moving forward in my care!

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February 16, 2022

5.0

He was clear, kind, and informative.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Polite and addressed my concerns

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January 31, 2022

5.0

very professional, and his articulation.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very good at explaining what is going on and next steps

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sonabend Worthalter never makes me feel rushed and takes the time to explain my medical condition in a way that makes it easy for me to understand. He cares a lot about his patients and puts me at ease when discussing serious medical conditions.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr.Sonabend is a gifted surgeon and a empathetic doctor as well.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is attentive, listens really well, he doesn't rush into invasive treatments, and he knows and remembers my history!

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Professional friendly clear kind

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December 09, 2021

4.0

Kind professional care

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November 27, 2021

5.0

So professional and very very caring . Great Dr. so happy my son was under his care thank you so much

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He’s so helpful he attended me with great care and was very useful love to recommend him to anyone

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Skilled neurosurgeon with professional and congenial personality.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Exudes confidences and caring approach to opinion and recommendations.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Excelente atención y muy profesional

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Although we just met Dr. Adam. Very approachable and friendly and knowledgeable about his skills sets .

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September 10, 2021

5.0

He’s just great dealing with his patients

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August 31, 2021

5.0

His experience in Neurology cant be denied. He is caring and through!! Great doctor!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Great follow up. Pop

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Adam M Sonabend Worthalter MD did amazing job and put amazing aproch to patient and family. There is not enough words to describe it. Definetely would recomend Dr Sonabend to anyone .Thankfull Forever !!!

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Haven't had the surgery yet, but fully expecting him to be exacty what I need.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Es muy profesional me explica todo que detalle

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He's an amazing Doctor. He truly cares about his patients and their health

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He's a nice and friendly dr. Made sure he took care of me

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May 19, 2021

5.0

It was my first visit with him. He seemed to be very good and took the time to explain everything to me.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He explains the science in easy to understand terms. He listened attentively to my concerns and answered all my questions.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Really knows his stuff. Easy to talk to. Very friendly.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Clinical expertise & compassion

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable. Very caring also.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He cares about his patients

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April 19, 2021

5.0

He performed a surgery that no other doctor would touch with a 10 foot pole and he did a great job. He is very caring , he cares about his patients and he is very good at what he does. In my eyes he deserves a giant award. He is #1 in my books. God bless him.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Love Dr Sonabend and his entire staff from beginning to end my appointments helping me schedule them gamma knife procedures you name it theyre there

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sonabend was very caring and understanding.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

His beside manner and excellent work.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sonabend is exceptional, clearly reviews your scans and communication is great. Thank you

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Patient compassionate and thorough!

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Hes truly the best, he saved my life

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March 15, 2021

5.0

We only had 2 visits with him, but he seems to be highly qualified and very kind with patients

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Very caring, honest and willing to take the time to fully explain and understand

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He spends a lot of time answering all of my questions with genuine care and interest. His nurse Shelley was always immediately responsive to my every concern as well.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Good at his job

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Very professional and good bed side manor. So open to listen.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He has shown care for my issue, and for me as well

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January 23, 2021

5.0

He explained my condition to me

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Great care and made my life so much better & longer under his care

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough and patient

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sonabend is extremely patient-focused and puts patients at ease when discussing serious medical issues. He does a great job explaining complex medical problems in a way that makes them easier to understand. Hes very patient with people and has an outstanding bedside manner.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Theres no better Doctor!

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sonabend & Shelley have been great and I am very pleased to be under their care. I would recommend ... and have recommended them... to another person diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He always friendly and professional with great knowledge.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

to the point, honest and shows care.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

very direct and honest. courteous

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November 03, 2020

5.0

He's a great Neurosurgeon.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

I already recommended and my friend is seeing Dr Sonabend now! I trust him.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Easy appointments, no wait, terrific doctor.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Skill, experience, knowledge and caring.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I trust him, he explains thoroughly and answers my questions . I also love Shelley

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Trust doctor, explains well and answers my question

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September 01, 2020

5.0

We have had the opportunity to get to know him for a few months, and we know he cares about us, and I know that is how he treats all of patients.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

We met w Dr. Sonabend, and he was engaging, listened to our questions, and helped us feel like everything was progressing according to plan.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Sonabend was very personable and attentive. He listened to my concerns.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

The doctor and other staff were caring. They asked questions and listened to my concerns.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

I can't say enough about Dr. Sonabend's excellent clinical expertise and care. He also has a great bedside manner and explain's conditions in layman's terms. I as very impressed.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Everyone there was kind and professional. I feel like I was getting the best care

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Amazing and unprecedented care

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Great guy and knows his stuff.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

He saved my life!

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Dr Sonabend was great explaining what needs to be done medically.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

The Office was nice and clean. Dr. Sonabend was very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

I was pleased with my first appointment with him.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Very comprehensive medical follow up and treatment.

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Very efficient and knowledgable

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr.Sonabend spent a fair amount of time with me during my recent visit and was quite thorough. He explained things well and asked questions when necessary.

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Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Advance Medical, Inc.
  • Agenus, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • CarThera

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