Jonathan Robert Brent, MD, PhD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Hereditary Neuropathy
- Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Inflammatory Neuropathy
- Motor neuron disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Medical Education:
MD, PhD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - 2013
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2017
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2019
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
March 21, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brent always centers our time together specifically around my questions and goals. He is very positive, supportive and he expains things to me in detail including my questions about research - which is very important to me. He and his team are awesome!
February 16, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Brent is patient patient patient with my mom and I. He is forthright with all of the information that we need. He answers all of our questions with thoughtfulness and honesty. We appreciate the time and support that he has for us.
January 05, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Brent was very interested and patient with my elderly mom and her condition. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to be very clear and honest with us during her visit. We both really liked him and appreciated his kindness, patience and knowledge.
November 11, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brent has a great balance between caring and being positive - and not sugar coating a challenging and often times complicated and difficult diagnosis like ALS. *Very Grateful to have him and his A-Team a big part of my ongoing medical care. The fact that he is leading research to find a cure is also very important to me!
October 18, 20215.0 star star star star star
He was very understanding and patient. He took the time to address all of our questions and explain the process of my husband's care plan going forward. He made both of us feel comfortable and well cared for.
August 11, 20215.0 star star star star star
When you have ALS it is important to find a Dr who is passionate about finding a cure - in addition to being a sharp MD / PHD who treats the illness and symptoms. *I feel that Dr Brent (and the team at Northwestern) are just that.
June 16, 20215.0 star star star star star
Spent his time, asked good questions and was extremely connected with our only conversation to support and corroborate what I thought. Walked me out and offered, although no follow up expected, to be there for me for whatever I needed. He is stellar
January 24, 20215.0 star star star star star
This was my first appointment with Dr. Jonathan Brent. His introduction was warm, and he exhibited genuine, professional concern in asking about health/nerve challenges with my feet. Appreciated his patience in receiving my responses. Recommendations moving forward are achievable.
November 10, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brett was extremely informative and very clear he made me feel very comfortable and I was satisfied with the information that I received from him and satisfied with the treatment that he laid out for me
September 20, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brent, and the whole team, took the time to really explain things to us. They did not rush us and they let us ask as many questions as we wanted. We walked out feeling more knowledgeable and prepared to make decisions that will affect our future.
September 13, 20205.0 star star star star star
Staff is friendly and efficient.The only problem we had this time for a teleconference is that we never received the link. The first time I called was 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment. I was told to wait. I called back 30 minutes after the appointment because I still hadn't received the link. At that time when I called to check with the office they had Dr. Brent call within a short period of time.
September 12, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brent is an expert in his field and I am confident in his abilities.Dr. Brent was attentive to my concerns and addressed them in a professional manner.Dr. Brent left me with a positive outlook and a realistic idea of my condition.Dr. Brent is one of the good guys.The whole Northwestern team is pretty awesome and it makes the process so seamless.Thank you, All good things
September 09, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Brent was extremely thorough in his explanations about testing and his hands onexam of limbs. He immediately answered questions with empathy and professionalism. Feeling veryconfident about having him as my physician during future appointments.
July 23, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr Brent is very thorough in his evaluation and shares his findings with the patient and his family. His testing and plan for management clearly outlined and justified. I realize my case presents a diagnostic challenge and there are several possible causes of my symptoms, but I hope that with Dr Brent's help we can be successful.
July 17, 20204.0 star star star star star_border
Being the first visit with Dr. Jonathan Brent, he showed a genuine interest in trying to scope out a plan of care for my medical condition. I was very touched by his professionalism. I observed him actually listening to me, not at anytime taking long breaths, talking condescending to me, telling me (he doesn't think) my condition is genuine. In so many words, I felt comfortable that this doctor (would try) to do the best he could to seek out the appropriate care for my condition.
Jonathan Robert Brent, MD, PhD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.
External Professional Relationships
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