Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD

Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Bypass Surgery / Moyamoya
  • Carotid/Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Microvascular compression syndromes
  • Spine Vascular
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Malformation/Brain

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine - 1995
Professional Education:
PhD, University of Chicago - 2003
Residency:
University of Toronto - 2005
Fellowships:
Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System - 2006
University at Buffalo - 2008

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada* - Neurological Surgery (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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

429 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 23, 2022

5.0

Explained everything clearly so I can understand.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

He is wonderful.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

We feel the surgeries performed should have been done sooner to avoid stroke and loss of vision.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Was very attentive and was not hurried.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Like I said very personal doctor

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March 12, 2022

5.0

She explained everything well to me

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Kind, compassionate. Surgery was highly successful.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Kind, compassionate and a great sense of humor making a scary situation easier to digest.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

He was well informed of. y situation before he met. He also NEVER made me feel rushed. He answered all of my questions in detail and even showed me a You Tube video to help illustrate. Seems ver confident but NOT arrogant. The same is true of his PA Trisha.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Can’t tell if there is a serious concern…. But I can understand he would err on the side f xaution

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Friendly, good communicator, thoroughly explained my issues. I believe he is everything I could want in a brain surgeon.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, patient and kind. He listened and addressed all my concerns.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He was very professional, answered all my questions and concerns and at the same time sincere, respectful and kind. I liked him very much.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Vey good Doctor

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Absolutely amazing! Wonderful! I could go on and on. Tricia Raetz RN is fantastic, too!

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Personable, professional, listens, explains reasoning for findings, and future interventions with plan of care

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February 13, 2022

5.0

They were both very easy to talk to and I felt immediately comfortable and confident in their care.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

He is a great doctor who treats his patients with care,

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Jahromi was very professional and caring.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

His skill and compassion is my reason

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He is very professional but personable.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

I fell very well informed and all options totally explained to me I feel confident I can make a decision after weighing my options

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February 03, 2022

5.0

A mi padre le dio un derrame cerebral y gracias al doctor Babak S. Jahromi, MD PhD ahoy está en recuperación.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Able to answer all concerns

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very experienced

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Brilliant, dedicated surgeon with a personality to match. I would recommend him in a nanosecond.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He has a great bedside manner

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Explains his reasoning for everything very well.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Fixed my problem. Very personable and great staff.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is very thorough and precise. He is an excellent surgeon and communicates with patient very well.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is an excellent doctor and surgeon who explained options and also risks for surgery. It is apparent he is conscientious and has great skills. We are thankful he was on duty to perform my surgery. He was a pleasure to deal with and I have total confidence in his abilities. We are so thankful for him and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

He did a very good surgery

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Jahromi speaks to me like I have a brain and am capable of making decisions together with him. I feel like he is treating me as a person and respects me. He listens to my concerns and really hears me. I have been under his care for almost two years and will have an ongoing doctor patient relationship. I am grateful to him every day. Thank you Dr Jahromi!

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is the best! He explains things well, and instills a high degree of confidence in me, his patient, and my family. He is a top practitioner in his field and I trust him to do a thorough job for my surgeries. I have had four surgeries with him thus far, and listening to him and watching him in the Operating Room, double checking that everyone knows what the procedure will be, its location, etc., puts me at ease before each procedure. of course, i hope not to have any more procedures, but he cannot control my biology!

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is a highly skilled neurosurgeon. That alone would give him a 10 out of 10. However, what sets him above so many is his genuine concern for his patients. He is thorough, compassionate, and pleasant. I feel beyond fortunate he is my doctor.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Jahromi is extremely friendly, and reassuring. I felt like I was in very good hands.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Everything I’ve read about him is positive.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi has made me feel at ease about having an aneurysm. I understand what’s going on and confident that he is monitoring my condition.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He was very informative. He made sure Dad understood what he was saying. He was up close and personal. Dad was upset by the last surgeon for the same issue. I was glad the Doctor was great. Dad is willing to go back. This was a plus in my book.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Friendly very knowledgeable doctor

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, comforting, relaxed, fun and took time to answer all questions.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

He is the nicest, most compassionate doctor I have ever met. He saved my life and continues to give me the best care, I am so grateful everyday to have him as my doctor and his whole team is wonderful!

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November 18, 2021

5.0

EXCELLENT CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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November 18, 2021

5.0

He's thorough and takes his time.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Most professional person I have met, and highly skilled id doing very difficult surgery.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Explains things very well.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very personable, kind and willing to explain things you can understand.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is very accomplished, his communication skills are outstanding and he is a very caring person.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

He is the Best of the Best !

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi was very personable, comforting and highly informative about my condition. His explanations demonstrated his expertise on the situation at hand. He used visuals as well as data to bring about a greater understanding about how to get the best medical treatment for my problem.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Very good patient skills

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October 27, 2021

5.0

I haven’t had surgery yet, but Dr Jahromi’s kindness and caring spirit has been quite apparent in all my conversations with him. I am confident I’m in good hands.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He is possibly the kindest, most brilliant doctor I have ever invited to be part of my medical care team!

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October 22, 2021

4.0

Well I haven't gone for the test I'm suppose to have yet

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He was thorough & very confident .

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He has a wonderful demeanor and puts you at ease. Explains everything very thoroughly, never makes you feel rushed or that you are bothering him.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He is not only smart and competent but also seems to be genuinely caring and kind person.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Very nice and good doctor.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Trust in Dr jahromi and Trish

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi was very knowlege and thorough with his explanations. He was very pleasant and kind.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi was very professional and took time to answer questions and concerns, very approachable and he has a great team working with him!

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Informative, attentive good communication.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Thorough, communicates well and cares about the patient

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September 02, 2021

5.0

He explained everything clearly and for the first time I’m embarrassed to say I now understand what an aneurysm is and repair options. Extremely impressed!

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is an excellent surgeon and a caring doctor.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Hes an excellent Doctor! I love him. I trust him.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Jahromi is THE MAN!!!! He presents as a caring, kind, very approachable surgeon. You never feel that you are asking silly questions. He has a sense of humor and a great bedside manner.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Direct and to the point.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very caring and highly capable. Love him.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I feel him and his team were truly part of saving my mom. And part of her recovery. Only thing Id say is waiting 2 - 21/2 hours to be seen for results. Is very inconvenient.

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August 22, 2021

4.0

Very busy practice...tends to talk down to me, i.e. even though I am a senior citizen, I am not intellectually impaired.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is the kindest, sincerest, doctor you will find in this field. His credentials are stellar, his mannerisms are the right mix to put at you ease, but also give you confidence that youre in extremely good hands. I know my case was reviewed before I arrived, every detail was thoroughly explained in a way that was clear and understandable. Even though it was my first visit seeing Dr. Jahromi, I felt like he was my doctor for many, many years , that he truly cared about the situation I was going through. In the past, especially with something involving potential neurosurgery, I would absolutely go for a second or third opinion . Im my heart, I know it is my very, very good fortune that such a skilled doctor practices in my community. I dont need to look any further , and am comfortable with that decision.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

The doctor was thorough and explained everything so that I could understand everything. He had me undergo other tests to make sure that his diagnosis was proper. I felt completely in good hands and that he had double checked his work so he knew exactly what he was dealing with.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

I liked his demeanor a lot!

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He explains everything and reassures me and is very caring.I always leave feeling that I am in good hands.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Fun to talk to. Made us understand the status and what to do

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi instilled a sense of confidence in us from our first appointment. We knew it was a serious diagnosis but he explained the surgery in such a way that was understandable and put our minds at ease.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Gives you the information you need.

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July 15, 2021

4.0

Very nice but was very short explanation

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very nice and humble , knowledgeable.

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July 15, 2021

4.0

Great first appointment. Looking forward to continuing working with him

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July 15, 2021

5.0

A miracle worker! Extremely knowledgeable and qualified. Passionate about his skill but modest. A down to earth bedside manner.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. J is the absolute best!

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Hes the best!

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Great visit

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June 18, 2021

4.0

He listened. Even thought he was not sure why I needed a neuro-opthamologist he is referring me to one. I had a brain stem hemmhorage that affected my vision and hydrocephalus affects the optic nerve.. Plus I have always had one.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Put me at ease about my situation. Seemed very knowledgeable.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

DR. Jahromi, was very thorough and detailed in explaining my condition and said that too avoid possible 2nd event I had better monitor my blood pressure, also his assistant was good also.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent interaction

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jahromi is the best doctor I have ever had. He is caring and I trust him. He is very professional yet, has a little sense of humor. I like that. I hope he never leaves this area.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Jahromi was very helpful.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr J is knowledgeable, conscientious, thorough - a true professional.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He is a wonderful physician with an incredible reputation and I know I will be in good hands with him. I could tell he was really listening to me and giving me all the details I needed about my procedure and to put my mind at ease

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May 30, 2021

5.0

the doctor was very knowledgeable and personable.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

So warm and personable. Felt really comfortable with him during my first appointment

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May 20, 2021

5.0

For me he is a wonderful surgeon

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Caring

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Disclosures

Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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