Borna Bonakdarpour, MD

Borna Bonakdarpour, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Behavioral Neurology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services - 2000
Residency:
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson - 2012
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

176 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

He is patient and includes his residents in the clinical evaluation and possible additional evaluation by other neurologists to be thorough and hopefully helpful down the road.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I feel my medical care is in good hands. Dr Bonakdarpour and the NM Neurology staff seem to be very thorough and caring.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. B. was professional, knowledgable, and kind. He took the time that was needed.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

caring

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Good manners, careful approach. Good professional advice.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very concerned

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very personable and patient. Made my mom feel very comfortable and even made her laugh. It was a very easy going visit.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonakdarpour was very informative with me.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Knowledge

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June 21, 2021

5.0

His very very nice. Very knowlegeable. Excellent listner. very professional. Kind and sensitive to your problems. I feel I have the best person for my problems

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable in his field, trust him completely with my husbands care.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

For reasons I stated in first question

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May 25, 2021

5.0

The Dr listen to my concerns and responded appropriately

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Smart, creative, explains in detail, answers all questions AND caring.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

A good doc.uses terminology that a nonmed can understand.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He is very patient oriented, very knowledgeable and listens to both the patient and the caregiver.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He is very easy to talk to. Thanks.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Nice man. Explains your diagnosis and explains his feelings re treatment going forward.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Similar to above.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

He is very professional.

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April 23, 2021

4.0

Medical visit addressed all questions thoroughly.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He is kind and patient.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He is excellent

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonakdarpour is very patient. He takes the time to listen to our concerns and gives us answers and positive feedback.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Thorough, up to date, knowledgeable and compassionate

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He has been very nice and he shows much patience as a doctor. I am glad that my husband sees him.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk with and I never felt rushed.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonakdarpour was thorough, kind, professional, respectful and had much patience. He was thoughtful, and explained the rationale regarding recommendations for imaging and for memory therapy.

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March 20, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Bonakdarpour and would very confident recommending him.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

He was a very good listener and explain things very well!

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Very attentive

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March 01, 2021

5.0

KNOWLEDGABLE, COM[ASSIONATE, KIND -AND VERY SMART!

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March 01, 2021

4.0

Ill wait to read his report to respond. So far, so good

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February 15, 2021

5.0

He's the best.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Like the last answer, it was our 1st VTM visit, at this time very pleased. Dr. Bonakdarpour was thorough as could be with doing vtm visit.

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February 11, 2021

4.0

He was very personable, asked lots of questions and had many suggestions for assistance with symptoms.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, always seems to be pushing the envelope to understand what is going on in his brain with this every evolving condition.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Explains things well comfortable using

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Good

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February 05, 2021

5.0

HE SEEMED INVOLVED IN EDWARDS SITUATION. HOPING OFFICE VISIT WILL HELP US OUT FURTHER IN HELPING ED.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

He asks a lot of questions and seems interested in the answered you give him

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January 25, 2021

5.0

He took the time to ask questions to clarify my responses. With other doctors I have been told there is nothing they can do and I understand that but made he me feel positive for at least trying to do something and didnt make me feel like an idiot because I want to try.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonakdarpour was thorough and helped me to acknowledge my memory deficit.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Borna Bonakdarpour is very thorough and compassionate.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Caring expert in Altzheimers disease.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

His approach

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Pleasant personality and comprehensive evaluation

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December 22, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very thorough and understanding and really turns calls promptly

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December 21, 2020

4.0

Presently it was our first visit with him.

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December 20, 2020

5.0

He is an interested person, easy to talk to and gave me good advice.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Very careful to use only positive approaches to the results

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December 14, 2020

5.0

He listens to the patient , he is thorough with his assessment, and he offers helpful suggestions.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Caring, compassionate and a knowledgeable professional physician. Margo DeMont

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, good referrals and support. Easily available for questions.

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November 23, 2020

4.0

Dr. Bonakdarpour is efficient and thorough.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Informed staff, long history of care to neurologically impaired patients. Very sensitive, cordial, well-educated doctor, much appreciated!

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Me gusto la forma en que me trat??. Me impresion?? su conocimiento de mi condici??n de p?©rdida de memoria.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Estoy satisfecho con la atenci??n y el trato que recib??.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Active listening skills. Cares and takes his time.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Great doctor. Listens to his patients.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. was very knowledgeable, caring, attentive and thorough

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. was very knowledgeable, caring, attentive and thorough. Only negative is the clinics location in downtown Chicago.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Involves family as well as other specialists.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Thorough and follows through wells.

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October 23, 2020

4.0

A true professional

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October 23, 2020

4.0

Excellent information was provided

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October 16, 2020

5.0

He was thorough, addressed my history and current situation, handmade follow up recommendations

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Thoughtful

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October 15, 2020

5.0

The professionalism, expertise, and compassion of Dr. Bonakdapour.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Excellent medical counsel.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Excellent service.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

I found him comforting and knowledgeable of his field. I look forward to seeing him again.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Attempting to make the initial appointment was difficult, was told to keep calling back.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

very candid conversation and summary.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bonakdarpour is very knowledgeable and professional. He shows concern for my condition and I feel I can trust him in his care.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I feel confident on my evaluation and treatment.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Good session

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September 25, 2020

5.0

He tracks on the details, and tries to help in anyway, that he can, facilitate.. moving forward..and helping with my problems.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bonakdarpour has a sincere, caring approach... listening and caring for his patients.

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September 15, 2020

4.0

Nice, calm, open minded, helpful, not a waste of time.

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September 15, 2020

4.0

He saw something nobody else has addressed and now I have an appointment for a PET scan to see what can be found.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bonakapour was caring, patient, thorough in his assessment of my needs and presented an overall game plan moving forward addressing all of my needs. His assistant Toon was lovely as well. His entire team of referrals from my previous visit (telehealth) have been helpful as well.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. B. was the lead on a team of neuro experts who tested and evaluated my neurological health, to determine if I was suffering from early cognitive impairment (answer: no!). I was so impressed by the team of people who interviewed and tested me. After a couple of months of sleep study, sleep psychologist, neuro psychiatrist, I circled back around to Dr. B. for a final evaluation. I'm happy to report that there were no signs of cognitive impairment, and I am glad that we now have a baseline against which to evaluate my neuro functioning as I move further into old age. (My father was diagnosed with, and died of, Alzheimer's.)

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September 05, 2020

5.0

He is compassionate and caring. He is thorough and detailed in preparing and responding to my concerns.

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September 05, 2020

5.0

I had lots of concerns regarding health issues. I feel most secure in communicating with physicians I am familiar with and a professional who is aware of my health problems

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August 28, 2020

5.0

simply his professionalism and attention to emotional detail

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Great follow-up

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Easy to talk to and friendly

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August 21, 2020

5.0

excellent help and communication all around...dr. bornakdorpour is smart, caring and thorough in analyzing my current condition, answering all our questions, makes good suggestions for therapy, is available by phone when we have other questions...we are very glad for my being his patient...thank you!

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Listens and puts comments into context

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Feel confident and comfortable with his treatment and demeanor

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Bonabakour is a true helpful gentleman with whom I am sure I am getting the best information and treatment!!

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August 14, 2020

5.0

He made time in his schedule to call us.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

We could not go because of the riots. The Dr. Called the same day and we had a vertual visit.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

He has a great mannerism and ability to connect with my husband.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

We really like dr. Bonakdarpour and the rest of the staff at Northwestern's Mesalum Center.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

He has been helpful on planned medical prescriptions for me as well as advice on the scans we have done

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Disclosures

Borna Bonakdarpour, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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