Roumen D. Balabanov, MD
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
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Practice Focus Areas
- Acute Disseminated Encephalitis (ADEM)
- Autoimmune CNS disorders
- Autoimmune encephalitis
- CNS Vasculitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis Optica
- Transverse Myelitis
- Medical Education:
MD, Medical University Sofia Faculty of Medicine - 1991
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace) - 1999
University of Chicago - 2002
University of Chicago - 2004
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssociate 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
August 08, 20225.0 star star star star star
I first met Dr. Balabanov as a patient from the Rush MS Clinic. I followed him to Northwestern because he is an exceptional numerologist, is very respectful, and includes patients in conversations around their healthcare.
August 01, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. B is an extremely knowledgeable, personable physician who explains things very well to his patients. Sometimes those with higher intelligence are unable to communicate, teach. I truly appreciate this quality in Dr. B.
July 01, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Balabanov is very thorough and listens to my concerns. He is a very knowledgeable neurologist but also understands the entire healthcare of his patients. I highly recommend him and Northwestern Hospital system.
June 29, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Balabanov has been my MS doctor since the beginning of my illness and has given me the highest level of care possible so that I could continue to go on with my Profesional life while afflicted with a chronic illness
June 21, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Balabanov is very respectful and listens to his patients’ comments, questions, and concerns. He doesn’t speak down to his patients but instead has a conversation with them about what is best for their health care.
June 07, 20225.0 star star star star star
I had a Neurologist prior to this Doctor and felt like I wasn't getting the help or being listened to. Dr. Balabanov answered all my questions and concerns and was very thorough with my examination. He's a Doctor that I can trust.
March 21, 20225.0 star star star star star
My neurologist is compassionate, very personable and knowledgeable. He played a crucial role in my Multiple Scleroris treatment and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a neurologist.
March 14, 20225.0 star star star star star
Friendly doctor and staff. Knowledgeable and helpful doctor. Dr. balavanov took as much time as i needed to answer all questions thoroughly to my understanding. Did not rush our visit. i'm very thankful for being referred to Dr. Balavanov. Thanks for everything you do.
February 04, 20225.0 star star star star star
As many of his patients will call him, Dr.B , Is the kind of Physican, that truly cares about the concern of his patient's. even when he has a heavy patient load he never makes you feel unheard. I feel because of Dr. B ,I have contuined to fight this disease from 2004 until now. Dr B , Contuine the great work that you do for your patient's !!! I thank God for you!!
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