Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine - 1987
Internship:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) - 1988
Residency:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 1991
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (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

4.9
4.9 

535 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Excellent communication and he spen the needed time with us. All questions were answered.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

I felt he and his team handed off knowledge very well and presented and explored with the patient (and caregiver) in a sharing manner.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Because he's the first doctor to actually investigate my ongoing eye problems. I'm looking forward to working with him for as long as possible.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor , patient and took the time to be thorough and explained options.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Volpe is so thorough and caring! I’ve seen him every six months for 12 years and I have the utmost confidence in him. His team is amazing, Bridget is WONDERFUL!

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Knows me! Spends all the time I need. Extremely informative and knowledgeable

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Confident with his diagnosis and “bed side manner”.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Exceptionally knowledgeable

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Volpe is very knowledgeable and has many years of experience. He is definitely the man I want to care for me! And he is thoughtful and kind.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and willing to take the time to explain.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

It's the highest number available.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe and staff are too notch

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe has all the characteristics you would want your surgeon to have. He was thorough in his assessment and clearly communicated the steps needed for a positive outcome. Dr. Volpe has a professional and confidence building demeanor. I never felt rushed, all my questions and concerns were addressed.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He is remarkable Brilliant and compassionate

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Reputation as one of the best. Personal experience and his approach.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Listened carefully, and spent the necessary time

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Very skilled and responsive

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July 10, 2023

5.0

I have recommended Dr.Volpe many times because of the expert care he has given me.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Very experienced

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He has given me great care and takes his time with you.

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe,was Thorough with the exam, was very patient., and answered all of my questions !

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Very responsive considerate professional

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe’s expertise.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Clarity of explanations

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Volpe is clearly a fantastic problem solver. He double checks everything and he has a resident and / or fellow with him and he is always asking them great questions to insure they have all agreed on the correct diagnosis. He is always thinking and observing and trying to find out the best course of action. He answered all of my questions (a lot of doctors don't like being asked so many questions. On the day of surgery I questioned what he had put in his notes and while checking in I raised the question, and the nurse paged Dr Volpe who made sure to stop in and clarify. He was very calm about it and he just never treated me like an annoyance.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very competent empathetic

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Extremely concerned about his clients and professional service during my visit

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He is an absolute professional. He’s clearly very knowledgeable about my condition. He answers all my questions.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He’s a good dr

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Very patient and kind with the person under my care.0

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, caring and passionate about his job.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Kind, obviously brilliant, thoughtful and thorough in a his explanations and planning.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

patient, caring, skilled physician

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Great listener, worked really well with the Resident, I felt like I learned a lot and feel confident in the Dr's assessment.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

He’s knowledgeable, affable and explains thoroughly.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Kind, patient, thorough, answered all my questions & explained every option. Extremely informative & knowledgeable, I feel a sincere trust & caring fir his patients.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe’s knowledge AND that of his staff.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is excellent and his team is very knowledgeable and attentive. Having suffered with my condition for quite a while, it was good to have a plan of treatment. The surgery was successful and I am very happy to have regained my vision back without the balance issues and the double vision any longer

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May 04, 2023

5.0

He was knowledgeable, and informative. I feel very confident about his recommendations for my eye care going forward.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

I looked for an eye surgeon w his specialty 7 years ago, very few do what he does

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Very well informed. Excellent care.

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April 25, 2023

4.0

he is nice guy, just wish it wasn't so hard to get into.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

great care. pays attention to patient. answers question in words I can understand.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He's very good, but today I mainly saw Bridget, his tech. He then saw me to verify everything.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Because he does excellent care. He really cares about his patients. Also staff was welcoming. He gives a thorough report to the patients about their vision and makes the patients feel relaxed and welcome.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Top notch, very knowledgeable, extremely thorough, and very understanding and patient.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He seems capable and confident. Number one, my eyes seem to be working well for the most part.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is knowledgeable and friendly. It is easy to see his dedication to patient care and training. I am a huge fan of Dr. Volpe.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very smooth, optical exam. I trust every word that he tells me.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is a rare find, a surgeon with an excellent bedside manner and outstanding care. His staff are professional and always prompt in responding. I would highly recommend him to anyone with ophthalmologic issues.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe worked very hard over the past 8 months to determine the issue at hand and to try to ascertain what the best course of action would be to correct my vision. I appreciated how patient and thorough he and his team were as well as how they took my concerns seriously and approached the problem as a unique situation that it was for me. I never felt like my concerns or symptoms were not heard and I felt like Dr. Volpe appreciated the problem and using all methodologies to determine the correct course of action before moving on to the action itself. This was much appreciated.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

He was thorough, attending and polite. Explained and answered all my questions; was not at all hurried.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is a world class expert and was very accessible

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Very kind doctor whom cares for his patients

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Punctual, professional, personable. Answered all my questions.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Provided me with the guidance I was looking for.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Bridget is wonderful. Dr Volpe is as kind and thorough as he is brilliant! He made a clear diagnosis within minutes!

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March 27, 2023

5.0

A privilege to be in his care

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March 27, 2023

5.0

The Doctor is a gifted genius! Very rare to find in this day and age!

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Exudes confidence, competence and care in equal measure. All I could ask for in a Doc.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe explains everything so well Very personable and down to earth! I trust him!

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Superb

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Top of his game in this area. He is also extremely thorough and happy to go into detail about very specific parts of his specialty.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

He is a kind compassionate very knowledgeable doctor. He is simply the best doctor for double vision.

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March 18, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, friendly and obviously has a lot of knowledge

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March 08, 2023

5.0

No question but that Dr. Volpe was the source of the team spirit that led to the quality care.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Anyone with neurodegenerative eye issues

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March 03, 2023

5.0

He is the best in the business

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March 02, 2023

5.0

From the first visit I felt he was a very professional and caring person! I felt secure he took his time to answer every question ! I am really happy to have met Dr Volpe!!

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is very responsive to his patients questions. Very knowledgeable and caring. Explanations when necessary are thorough and understandable.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Exudes competence and humanity in equal measure. Projects confidence.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and compassionate! Answered all of my questions and wasn't rushed.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Volpe is knowledgeable and explains himself in a way you can understand and feel good about your care. He doesn’t rush your appointment. I love his calm demeanor. Very down to earth, makes me feel at ease.

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February 07, 2023

5.0

He went above and beyond

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Dr.Volpe was able to explain in a reassuring way what was causing my double vision.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe was amazing. Very confident in his abilities to help me with my eyesight. He went above and beyond what he promised.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Again very thorough in his examination

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Communicates well. Demonstrates interest in patient.

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January 06, 2023

5.0

Very experienced in the field. He is great at explaining the process and procedures.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

My case is a bit different - and I have been to many dr’s who had no answers, Dr Volpe was the first to address the issues.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

He is thorough in his examination and takes time to explain everything

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Volpe is one of a kind. He is so knowledgeable, very kind and really cares about his patients. He also has a great bedside manner but most importantly you can talk to him and ask questions and he is very thorough and explains everything. He is excellent and I would not go to anybody else but him!!

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December 21, 2022

5.0

No nonsense physician. Always answers questions. Does not rush patients out of the door. And he is highly competent.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Volpe seems so far to have done a fine job. He is also polite and will answer questions. I scored him with a 9 because I'm only 1 day out from surgery, but so far, so good.

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Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Opticent, Inc.

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Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Yale University

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Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation

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