Robert O. Bonow, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Structural Heart Disease

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - 1973
Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 1976
Fellowships:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center - 1979

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

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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5.0
5.0 

391 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

August 23, 2023

5.0

A heart can’t get much luckier than when it is being treated and monitored by the very one who authored the text book on valve disease. Dr. Bonow is world class in all aspects of heart care. Not only does he have incredible compassion for the patient, but he has a very keen and sharp sense of heart problems and how to treat them. I have been truly so fortunate to be his patient.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Simply the best. Couldn’t ask for more.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He is kind, and very knowledgeable

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August 11, 2023

5.0

The best On top of the latest…personable….caring

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent cardiologist

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Knowledge, personable, easy to speak with and important to me down to earth with a sense of humor. Feel like the best of care. Is being provided.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He is the best

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July 25, 2023

5.0

My personal relationship with Dr. Bonow … How often do patients ever refer to a personal connection with their Dr.? That’s what I thought few if any. He’s the reason for my confidence and good health outcome.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Fabulously knowledgeable. Communicates well.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Expertise

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July 17, 2023

5.0

The man is a true healer.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

He explains everything that has happen and things that need to be done to keep the heart working well and will take as much time as you need for questions and answering the questions so you understand what’s going on

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Extensive expertise and an outstanding patient relationship manner.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

There is no better physician that walks the face of this earth. Dr. Bonoe has it all, competent, expert, compassionate leader in his field, well known by all, and takes the extra step with every patient.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He thoughtful, intelligent and most importantly, he listens so he can suggest solutions for my condition.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

I feel that Dr. Bonow listens to me and really cares about my health and quality of life. He works with me to find solutions and is willing to think outside the box.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow is a very professional and caring person. He treated me with respect and provided complete information and answer all my questions.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

I've known Dr. Bonow for many years He is extremely relatable and takes the time to explain his views and advise on the cardiology issue being discussed

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Outstanding physician - great capability and caring

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June 17, 2023

5.0

He is the perfect doctor. Patient kind knowledgeable not an alarmist.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor and caring.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor

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June 15, 2023

5.0

dr. Bonow is caring, knowledgeable, thorough and truly amazing

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June 06, 2023

5.0

let me talk, asked alot of questions

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Polite , caring, patient and outstanding professionalism

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May 26, 2023

5.0

GOAT

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow is the best. He’s the most dedicated, kindest, brilliant physician!

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Outstanding physician very kind and extremely knowledgeable

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Best cardiologist

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May 18, 2023

5.0

See above. Cannot imagine anyone more knowledgeable and kind.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Attentive. Thoughtful. Thorough.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow’s is the epitome of the consummate professional: highly intelligent, warm in demeanor, and caring as a human being. He inspires confidence, and is the perfect role model for any person who aspires to be a participant in the healing arts.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Expertise + good bedside manner. Treats patients in a humane way. Has a reassuring approach.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Complete confidence in his approach and knowledge

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May 07, 2023

5.0

See above. A special clinician and valued as so caring and available.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

The finest Doctor I have ever encountered anywhere. And I have seen many. No one more qualified, or exhibiting more compassion. Brilliant.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He’s very personable and caring

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He always goes over everything with me

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He is a superb cardiologist and a humble and high quality human being. Both are essential to being a top notch Dr of any category!

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow has been my cardiologist for many years. He is an extremely high quality physician as well as an extremely high quality person in general. I am so grateful to have the privilege of being one of his patients.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, reasonable, cool, kind.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow has been my cardiologist for approx. 30 years. He's very knowledgeable and thorough. I'm not sure if he is taking patients anymore.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He is kind, empathetic, and knowledgeable.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

He’s awesome!

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April 03, 2023

5.0

He has helped me with my condition and explained to me all in great detail.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow Is highly experienced, thorough, Caring, compassionate and focused only on his patient and his patient’s concerns and needs at every appointment. He is polite and courteous. Dr. Bonow listens to his patient And he doesn’t miss any information. He will respectfully ask vital questions until the full scope of the patient’s needs are addressed and every next Step towards the patient’s improved health is discussed. Dr. Bonow makes sure that his patient Knows and understands the next step towards health before he/she leaves His care. He is A true professional With medical expertise and experience and a true heart to make his patients better.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Always kind, patient and understanding.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Bonow’s knowledge and calm demeanor makes a patient feel cared for . A bond and trust is then established.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

He’s been my doctor for years. I see him every six months and he is always just as concerned as the first visit.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Bonow is kind, patient.and caring. He takes time to address all questions.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He’s the best though he’s not taking new patients.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr Bonow took the time to get to know me, a new patient. His explanations were clear and very much directed to my individual case.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Explained everything so clearly regarding my symptoms, and suggested things to do that would be helpful. So kind, knowledgeable, and has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. Put my mind at ease. He is a good listener.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Excellence in Med delivery

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Knowledge and Expertise Communication Humanity and Compassion

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Bonow is the best

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Such a caring, engaged doctor who instills calmness and confidence.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

I’ve worked with him for years he’s the best in the business. Always gives me what I need!

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow wonderful reputation is deserved. Beyond his clinical excellence, his kindness and such respect for his patients are unparalleled. I am grateful for the wonderful care I have received for many years.

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January 22, 2023

5.0

He is thorough, patient, and nows how to relate to his patients.

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bonow was recommended by the Cleveland Cardiac Unit. Since I live in the Chicago area, and went to the Cleveland Clinic for surgery because I was not happy with the cardiac care I received at North Shore (Evanston Hospital). I am very happy with Dr. Bonow's care

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Bonow takes time to listen to me and he looks at the whole picture and tries to help me understand what is going on with my health.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Exceptional knowledge and experience. Exceptional care.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Best doctor I’ve ever had. Really gets to understand who I am

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December 17, 2022

5.0

knowledge, caring

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Bonow has the most knowledge and and the best bedside manners of any dr I’ve ever seen. And I’ve see quite a few!!!

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December 09, 2022

5.0

Can't get any better than Dr. Bonow. Top in his field, knowledgeable, trustworthy, great bedside manner. It's rare to find a physician like Dr. Bonow

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor & very caring

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December 01, 2022

5.0

I like him

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November 29, 2022

5.0

The best!

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Bonow is wonderful. He knows what I need to know, to maximize the healing process, after my bypass surgery. He carefully goes over all aspects of what I will encounter as I recover. He also is a listener. He hears what my concerns are, and gives me confidence to live strong in the future.

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November 19, 2022

5.0

He is the best.

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November 19, 2022

5.0

absolute truth

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November 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Robert Bonow is a great doctor and an even greater listener! He truly understands heart issues and the emotions that often accompany this condition!

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November 14, 2022

5.0

He's the best Takes his time with you Explains in detail

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Same as above as he always makes time to answer all my questions.

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November 08, 2022

5.0

Many years a fine medical care from Doctor Bonow.

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November 07, 2022

5.0

He is compassionate.He is caring He is best in Nation

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November 03, 2022

5.0

For over 25 years, Dr. Bonow provided with the best care possible. Hw literally saved my life 25 years ago.

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November 03, 2022

5.0

caring. professional never feel rushed always anserd questions in a clear and concise manner

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November 01, 2022

5.0

Enjoy meeting with him each year.

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October 31, 2022

5.0

It's Dr. BONOW WHAT ELSE CAN I say

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October 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is very compassionate, understanding the person the peoples needs and takes time with a patient. He explains the patient problem and makes sure you understand the importance of one’s condition

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October 25, 2022

5.0

Robert Bonow is one of the finest doctors I have ever encountered in addition to being a wonderful and caring person

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