Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Adult Strabismus Surgery
  • Botox And Filler Injections
  • Double Vision
  • Eyelid Abnormalities
  • Ophthalmologic Manifestations Of Neurologic Disease
  • Optic Nerve Disorders

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

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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 

474 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

He knows about an area of Ophthalmology that no other doctor seems to understand. He’s the best in the field. He is also kind and nice and never seems rushed.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Patience

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March 28, 2022

5.0

His care and compassion for his patients. Knowledgeable

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, specialist, caring

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March 27, 2022

5.0

In my 36+ years as ophthalmology patient at research institutions across the globe, I felt the most respected by and confident in the care I received from Dr Volpe and his team at Northwestern. Dr Volpe expertly balances the tension between patient care and resident/student education. He corrected and instructed students while still making the care feel personal and approachable in situations where other research institutions had previously made me feel like a specimen. I appreciate the sense of humor and pragmatism he brings to the work. He took the time to explain his approach, recommendations and the risks/benefits. He answered all of the questions my husband and I brought to the table with openness and thoughtfulness. I also appreciated the approachability and conscientiousness of Dr Bolton, the resident I saw for pre-op and surgery. I was the most anxious for the suture adjustment and she helped me feel calm and confident.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Volpe was very thorough and patient. He explained everything to me and answered my many questions.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Volpe listened to my concerns clearly explained my options and had good bedside manner

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Great Dr who takes time to examine and explain

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March 12, 2022

5.0

great service, great doctor (Volpe)

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Caring and professional

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Volpe is excellent at what he does, efficient and knowledgeable, as well as considerate of the patient's mental state. He obviously is at the very top of his field.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Detailed and informative

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He solved my double vision problem and my operation was perfect

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February 18, 2022

4.0

He was very nice and very professional. Made sure my eyes are okay

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Professional, kind hearted and has complete mastery over his craft.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vlope is amazing and did such a great job fixing my eyes! My vision is drastically changed for the best, and I have him to thank for it.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He has an outstanding reputation, is said to be the doctor best able to treat my problem. HIGHLY [writ large] recommended by fellow ophthalmologists.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Expert care

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Expertise and patient respect

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Volpe is caring, professional, highly knowledgeable and skillful.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Great results. Explained everything along the way

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December 18, 2021

5.0

A warm caring doctor.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

He was terrific!

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He’s the best. He explains tough medical diagnosis I n a way that’s easy to understand.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Really appreciated his care and explanations to me. I look forward to my check up with him and the staff next year.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor- expertly qualified, professional kind manner, so knowledgeable and insightful.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He gave me the best care and made sure I was comfortable. He made sure I knew what was going on.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

I've seen Dr. Nicholas Volpe since 2010 when it was discovered I had a rare eye disorder when I was pregnant. He's always been tremendously caring, thorough, and professional. He takes the time to explain the condition and his thoughts about the next steps.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

I believe Dr. Volpe to be very known an expert in his field

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He listens, is attentive, asks questions and explains his thoughts, and basis for conclusions. And he is kind.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

I’ve been seeing Dr. Volpe for 9 years and have been so impressed with his thoroughness, conservative approach to eye care and kindness.

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November 22, 2021

4.0

HE HAS MADE A SINCERE EFFORT TO SOLVE MY EYE ISSUES. HIS TECHNICIAN BRIGITTE ALSO WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL CONCERNING SOME OF MY EYE ISSUES

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Very clear explanations and expectations

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, very thorough and carong

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Quality guy. Patient. Listens. Knows his stuff. Relays it in a clear and understandable manner.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He listens. He is extremely knowledgeable. He communicates well, particularly at the level of the intelligent lay person. I would recommend him to anyone.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Outstanding surgeon

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe his knowledge compassion and shows he cares very much.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Down to earth and smart

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Extremely attentive, very knowledgeable and understanding.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Solved my double-vision problem.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Volpe is clearly at the top of his field. He is gracious, warm, thorough and clearly an outstanding diagnostician. Spent a remarkable amount of time with me and gave clear explanations of his diagnosis and future treatment plan. Couldn’t be any better in any way. I am so grateful.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and respectful towards his patients.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Care and concern for me was of the highest order and greatly appreciated

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Volpe corrected my vision problem and I could not be more pleased!

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Competent, personable, explains well.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe. As his #2. Dr. Gu. The exam was thorough beyond belief. And Dr. Volpe's presence, and brilliant 2-minute dictated summary of the exam, was extraordinary. I'd had my share of doctor's appointments over the years, and my share of fine doctors, but this is the appointment I'll most remember. The speed and humanity of it.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

He’s friendly, helpful, caring. Take time to answer my questions and explain the situation.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Volpr for many years including eye Stabismus surgery.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He seems like a very thorough, knowledgeable and kind doctor.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

I am very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Volpe, as well as his staff (Bridgette).

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe is the best eye specialist. I have been his patient since 2017 and he has always been kind and great. This is reflected in the staff that reports to him.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe explains in detail in layman's terms so I can understand. My appointments never take longer than expected.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Best in class, extremely clear about communications w me.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

I trust him He did surgery on my eyes

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Knowlegable, caring, listens

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Volpe is an excellent doctor, I respect his experience and professionalism. He deserves a better organized and efficient office sttaff. They did not communicate with me at all!

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Great Dr

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, thoughtful, listened to all my questions and did not rush at all. Made me feel well cared for.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe is amazing, very knowledgeable and really knows what he is doing as well as cares about his patients. My surgery went without a hitch and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The only reason I do not give a 10 rating is because of his assisting nurse Bridget. She was very unnervingly not willing to talk to me or attempt to make things less nerve racking as they can be in appointments and she seemed like she strongly disliked me and let it show in her care. I would try to make small talk to make it less of an awkward ordeal and nerve racking but she only gave me short judgmental responses. I understand if she was having a bad day but she was like this with me every appointment I had there and made it extremely uncomfortable for me. I also understand that she has a lot to do in her job but part of that is being nice and the slightest bit comforting to the patients which she very much was not to me. Other than that, I have nothing but amazing things to say about Dr. Volpe!

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Understands the issues and analyzes accordingly. He is intelligent and caring.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Bed side manner is very understandable and clear for my needed service

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Just feel complete trust in skills and ability to communicate.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring

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September 13, 2021

5.0

super doktor

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe is an amazing doctor who also provides a great bedside manner. He has been practicing neuro-ophthalmology for years, and his expertise is apparent.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe always takes the time to explain things and is thorough with his exams. Over the years, he has helped me understand what is acute, what is something we watch, and what is something that comes with aging. His demeanor and knowledge is so valuable.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

very skilled, proficient doctor

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August 27, 2021

5.0

I couldn’t ask for a better Dr.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

He's brilliant. Well informed and very personable. You feel like you are on good hands.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He was very easy to talk with n explained everything clearly

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent explanation of findings.

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Yes for double vision

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable and good judgement. Explained well his plan.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Efficient Professional Knowledgeable

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July 31, 2021

5.0

I trust him.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Came in nervous and unsure. Left with awareness and some confidence.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Highly qualified Doctor.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe understands my eye problems & is extremely knowledgable

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July 26, 2021

4.0

July 22 was my first time meeting the doctor. I was very satisfied based on the telephone conversation we had

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe is an angel, helping people like me to be able to see correctly. He is such a great doctor! I can't thank him enough for what he's done for me!

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July 17, 2021

5.0

He is excellent in every area of his field .

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July 12, 2021

5.0

An Expert in the field. Effective and Efficient Genuinely Caring Listens, Engages and Friendly. This also applies to 2nd Yr Resident, Dr. Adam Magjonathan! Impressive Knowledge, Care & Professionalism! I would expect nothing less from Team Volpe!!

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe is incredibly knowledgeable and comprehensive.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He made me feel at ease and I could understand his description of my condition and available options.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Highly professional No waiting

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Took two tries, but succeeded in the end.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Volpe is the best! I came in worried (and slightly terrified) I would need a third surgery and he was very reassuring. I appreciate that he explains things in a way I can understand, and I also appreciate his sense of humor.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Volpe was very knowledgeable and patient.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

I haven't seen normal vision for over 3 years. Dr. Volpe is wonderful! Thank you to all the team members, especially Bridgette, Dr. Hawn, and the nursing staff- Belle, Maria, Patty, and Debra. In case I forgot someone, I am sorry. Thank you for helping give me back my sight! God bless all of you!!!

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June 16, 2021

5.0

What an talented, kind doctor!!

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Very patient and thorough

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June 09, 2021

5.0

El es muy profesional y muy humano

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Appears to be very thorough with knowledgeable staff.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Examination was thorough and he took his time.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

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

  • Opticent, Inc.

Consulting / Related Activities

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

  • Yale University

Service on Board of Directors

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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