Robert O. Bonow, MD

Robert O. Bonow, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

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

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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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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

431 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Doctor Bonow has been my doctor for over 15 years. He’s a professional who loves his work and cares for his patient as he would a family member. Dr, Bonow is A highly qualified physician with a great measure of expertise and compassion. He is a doctor a patient can trust. He is a doctor for the long haul!

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March 31, 2022

5.0

He is amamzing

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March 30, 2022

5.0

He is an outstanding physician very accessible

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Engaging and very concerned

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He listens to your issues, treatment plans are jointly derived. A very caring individual.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonnow and his assistant were patient, helpful and gave me a chance to explain my thoughts.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is the most caring doctor I have ever had. He never rushes you or makes you feel like you are asking a stupid question. You truly leave feeling like he cares about you and your health.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is an extraordinary doctor. He is an empathic listener, takes time with no sense of rushing, he is always calm, kind and explains things without rushing or short cutting the process. A talented listener and a knowledgeable healer.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is an exceptional doctor and a wonderful human being!

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He’s the leader of his colleagues. I’d be happy to see the doctors he’s trained. I am privileged to be able to see him directly.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He is the best

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is very thorough and helpful

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Informative and knowledgeable.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

When Dr. Bonow walks in the room, not only is his entire attention directed at you, you also get the feeling that you are getting the best care possible.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow has all the qualities of a superb doctor. I feel honored to be one of his patients. I completely trust him.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and caring

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is a great doctor and a wonderful human being!What a combo

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough and takes his time with his patients.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is a caring and knowledgeable physician.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He has always been caring to his patient.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

High level of professionalism,attentive , very friendly

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February 15, 2022

3.0

Personal

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Wow Doctor Bonow is a very caring and compassionate man.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Has helped me enormously and improved my health. Very personable and willing to spend time needed to help with my issues. His supporting staff is excellent and they all are very professional.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

I believe there is no finer cardiologist in the city of Chicago or in the surrounding suburbs

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Superb clinician with reassuring demeanor

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and I feel very confident I am receiving excellent treatment

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is a gentle and positive person. The best in his field

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Answered all questions Patient Courteous

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Highly skilled and knowledgeable, great physician.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is the best. He has a complete knowledge of his field and is always a pleasure to see.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is so knowledgeable and allows time for questions and gives specific and honest answers.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He's the best! He got me through a tough time several years ago. He's a great doctor.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

he listens

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Because Dr Robert Bonow is the best!

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and kind and really cares about his patients.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bonow is always there for the “long haul.” Meaning his patients (me) feel so lucky, so blessed that Dr. Bonow’s counsel, amazing scientific knowledge about cardiology, and his emphatic approaches are valued through, in my case, many years.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He is professional, highly skilled, compassionate and attentive. I felt safe in his care and practice.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Best doctor I have ever had

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He’s a good cardiologist. He’s ethical and he has a good bedside manner. And he’s very patient explaining The answers to any questions I may have.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Expertise

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He is on top of his game. Spends time and cares about his patients

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Most knowledgeable!

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December 08, 2021

5.0

extremely competent, generates high trust, good balance of aggressive and conservative approach, feel well taken care of

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonow is excellent

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Compassionate calm and expert

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Again, he is helpful, knowledgeable and kind.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

He has been my doctor for many years and I feel he is one of the best in the medical field that knows my condition the best.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

great physician

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November 18, 2021

5.0

He is the best.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

The best of the best. Superb Practioner and superb human being.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

A compassionate professional

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Ihave been receiving excellent health care at NW Faculty Foundation for nearly 30 years at the highest level of professionalism.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He’s tops Demeanor Listens And does the best for you

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow is the best! I’m sure there are other great doctors at NM. I am voting from my experience and my quality care. When your life is on the line, you need the best. I am fortunate to have that in Dr. Bonow.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

He was kind, and provided factual information that was easy to understand.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very happy with the care and service provided.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonow is renowned in the field of cardiovascular disease with a specialty in HCM! His care is consistent and wise over the many years he has cared for me!

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He’s been my doctor for over 30 years and he remains the same caring person

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Always patient. Listens carefully and takes the time to explain all procedures.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Listens to me and cares about my well being

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Best cardiologist there is. He’s been my cardiologist for 26 years

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and with a good manner.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

He’s the best.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent person best doctor

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Very cordial and well informed.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Expert , compassionate care

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October 11, 2021

5.0

I think Dr Bonow is a fabulous cardiologist. I’ve been with him for a long time and would recommend him to everyone. He’s Thorough, calming and always takes his time with me.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Friendly, professional & knowledgeable

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Not only does he have an amazing bedside manner, he is extremelyprofessional and makes sure his patients understand everything

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September 28, 2021

5.0

I have referred friends to him in the past, over the years. He’s just the best! He’s patient, considerate, explains matters thoroughly, and has extensive depth and breadth of knowledge. I trust him completely!

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September 27, 2021

5.0

I trust that he will provide the proper care that my condition requires.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

a personnel doctor and a wonderful person

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September 24, 2021

5.0

he rules!!!!!!

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and knowledgeable. Stays aware of individual patient’s condition and needs

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He kind patient and a wonderful Dr

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonow is not only Extremely knowledgeable, bit takes tome to listen.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow is the best!

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September 06, 2021

5.0

People are respected

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He is the best in the city

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Because of who he his! How well he listens to my questions. His answers and opinions are Right On, and I am living them since my procedure, and post visit appointments. You can’t fake conveying a feeling of hearing what a patient is expressing, and responding thru much encouragement, a plan of care, and a feeling that your DR is more than reachable, if a concern arises. DR ROBERT BONOW, trust me, they just ain’t making em like that anymore! Whoever I’m sending this to, already knows that I am 100% Correct.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Provided excellent evaluation and advise

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is always very professional, knowledgeable about your condition, your past health history and thus knows how to treat his patients. He takes the time to listen to any concerns you have.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow is hands down The Godfather of hearts. His practical clinical experience combined with writing the text book for heart valve disease, your heart can be in no greater hands than that of Dr. Bonow.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Kind, compassionate. When he’s in the room with you, 100% of his attention is focused on you.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He is just simply the best!

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Leader in his field

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Kind caring smart dr that I trust

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow and his team are knowledgeable, kind and compassionate.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Exceptional expertise

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow, is extremely empathetic interested in what’s going on with you as a patient. He’s very willing to hear what the patient is experiencing.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Curtious, knowledgeable, professional

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Bonow has empathy, and while explaining the medical side, connects in a direct manner to a patient. He listens very well, and addresses the concerns that he hears. I don’t leave the visit, ever, feeling that I have not been fully informed.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow is not only recognized for his insights and knowledge in the mitral valve field, he is also a compassionate and skilled diagnostician.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Simply the best.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Takes time to ask for my input and give good responses.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow has gone above and beyond since I came under his care after I got my ICD in Minneapolis. Whenever I was in Northwestern for anything, Dr. Bonow stopped by every day. When I found out that one of my meds was causing heart complications, he worked with the prescribing doctor to find a workable solution.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST!!! 28+years of great care!!!

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He is upfront and honest with his opinions of what’s wrong an what’s the right way to go.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bonow is a rarity, as my medical experiences have taught me. He exudes calm, kindness, and thought. In the modern medical system, it’s not usually an expectation that I hear from fellow patients. Rather, it’s what many recall, when they talk fondly of the Doctor-patient relationship from bygone days.

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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

  • American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)
  • Creative Educational Concepts, Inc.
  • Medscape Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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