Jonathan Robert Brent, MD, PhD

Jonathan Robert Brent, MD, PhD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Hereditary Neuropathy
  • Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis

Education

Medical Education:
MD, PhD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - 2013
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2017
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2019

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

91 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Brent genuinely cares about me and my overall quality of life.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

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!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

His thoughtful and reassuring care.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

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.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Brent is a lifesaver! He is one of the first doctors to really listen to what I have been going through and take action so that I can get the care I need quickly.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Feel care is personalized and competent.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

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.

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brent is obviously a very dedicated, competent and intelligent neurologist who is an empathetic and active listener. Cannot begin to describe how helpful he was in his explanations.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brent listened to us and address every concern. He put us in touch with other professional who treated us with genuine care and respect.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He has a tremendous wealth of knowledge regarding my circumstance. He was generous to invite me to visit with him.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Brent is so personable and caring!

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November 11, 2021

5.0

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!

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October 18, 2021

5.0

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.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Everything from start to finish was executed at 100%.

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September 05, 2021

5.0

Both knowledgeable and personable. Breaks down the information to provide meaningful dialogue.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jonathan Brent has an excellent bedside manner, and expresses (genuine) concern about my care.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

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.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

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

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He took time do learn about me not just my physical health and explained the process of care

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Brent explained everything completely and was very caring.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Candid, focused; has a “distanced concern�: honest and believable, inspires confidence.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Engaging and thoughtful responses to questions

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Brent was very knowledgeable, personable and compassionate for a very difficult diagnosis. I look forward to working with him and the entire team at Northwestern moving forward.

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May 11, 2021

4.0

Only my first time with Dr. Brent.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

He is patient and kind

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Very warm and personable doctor.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Didn't talk over our head.. Very thorough

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January 24, 2021

5.0

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.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

The respect he showed me.

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January 03, 2021

5.0

He's a great doctor,

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December 09, 2020

5.0

He is a good person and very professional

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December 07, 2020

5.0

He is knowledgeable, thorough, listens to my concerns, and answers all of my questions.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

Extremely thoughtful and complete analysis of my symptoms

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November 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent was very informative and incouraging.

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November 21, 2020

5.0

Extraordinary clinician.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

I think Dr. Brent is caring and helpful. It is difficult to get an appointment with him because he is so busy, but worth the wait.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

A very caring man , and wants to make me feel best that he can.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Caring people

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November 11, 2020

5.0

He was pretty good

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November 11, 2020

5.0

It was pretty quick for most of it

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Bedside manner was impeccable very nice well spoken and very informative and clear on exactly what was going on with me and how we were going to move forward in treating it

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November 10, 2020

5.0

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

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November 08, 2020

5.0

HE SOUNDED LIKE HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

THEY WERE ALL VERY HELPFULL AND KIND.

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October 09, 2020

5.0

He was very thorough and knowledgeable and didn't rush

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Brent was very thorough and knowledgeable.

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September 20, 2020

5.0

we felt like he truly cared, and that goes a long way.

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September 20, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Again he is very caring he take his time to figure things out. Thank you

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Dr Brent is caring and has gone above and beyond

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent is thorough and very pleasant. He displays sincere concern for his patients.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 12, 2020

5.0

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

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September 09, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Concerned staff from check-in to checkout during initial visit.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Makes extra effort to accommodate you and involve your input. Appreciate his advocacy in my behalf dealing with insurer and interrelated medical issues.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Brent was thorough, compassionate, kind, affirming and helpful. He heard me and cared about my preferences and concerns.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent was extremely thorough and patient.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 17, 2020

4.0

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.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Thorough evaluation, great bedside manner, thoughtful diagnostic plan

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July 16, 2020

5.0

EXCELLENT VISIT

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent took the time I needed to give me, a thorough exam and ask great questions. He also answered all the questions I asked him. I would highly recommend him. .He's A great guy. ?üíï

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent is kind, thoughtful , and listens very well. He collaborates with his patients for their best outcome.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

He was very careful to make sure he knew our wishes, going over options but explaining what that mean. He promised to have others call and they are! We LOVE the video method. He was with us in our home

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Brent was very thorough and made me feel like I will have the support and resources I need, not just at this point in my treatment but for years to come.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Efficiency. I am very supported by everyone on staff. The doctors and nurses always follow up and make sure all my questions are answered.

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Disclosures

Jonathan Robert Brent, MD, PhD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.