Andrew Natonson M.D., M.S.

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Faculty profile

Assistant Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (364 Ratings, 124 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Aging and Alzheimer's


  • M.S., Tufts University School of Medicine MSTP, Boston Massachusetts 2010
  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine MSTP, Boston Massachusetts 2012
  • Internship:

    • Preliminary year internship in internal medicine, St Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013
  • Residency:

    • Neurology Residency, Chief Resident, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 2015-2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Geriatric Neurology Fellowship, OHSU
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon State License


Dr. Natonson moved to Portland from Chicago via Boston, where he did the majority of his training at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to his clinical duties, he is actively engaged in the education of medical students and residents in the field of neurology. He has spent many years studying HIV and is interested in how viruses impact cognitive changes, as well as how best to keep our minds healthy as we get older. He is contemplating ways to improve access to neurological care for patients in rural areas using telemedicine, and on those occasions that he is outside of the office he is otherwise trying to find ways to become acclimated to this wonderful city with his growing family.

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Medical Association

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (364 Ratings, 124 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 03, 2019

    He was so thorough about all of my concerns. He is an excellent doctor in his field.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Natonson is extremely professional and so kind and compassionate. My care has been complicated and he has been willing to walk this journey with me without hesitation. I am very grateful for his work.

  • May 02, 2019

    He's great.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Natonson listened to my questions and responded appropriely.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Hi, I'm very thankful to Dr. Andrew Natonson. We've met maybe three times and my impression has only gotten better and better and that's why he's getting a rating of ten. He's a great listener. He has recommended medication that has helped my mom and has been able to give us the proper feedback. He is very smart obviously and great listener thoughtful and both my mom and dad were very comfortable with him and then definitely me the daughter who knows about my mom's condition and health and how she should improve or not. So anyways, so thank you so much and I definitely would recommend Dr. Andrew Natonson to anyone.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    His manner was quick, was brisk and efficient. I felt that each of the exercises had a definite point and was relevant to the question that I brought to the.... to the...and my sense was that the doctor gained a lot of information in a fairly short time, and I'm also guessing that I might learn more from talking with my primary.... primary doctor after he has received the report from the OHSU doctor.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    He was very personable and thorough. I’ve been to several other doctors for the same issue and none of them examined or tested me for it. He quickly figured out what was happening and explained things very well.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    My appointment with the doctor was...went very well. I hoped it would go the way did. I was impressed with the doctor and his med student he had with him in the room. It was a benefit to me to have the med student because I could hear the doctor explaining in detail some of the things he was checking for it and found and I was able to benefit from that and I appreciated it very much. His diagnosis is what I expected.... what it.... I expected the diagnosis to be and what I felt it was. I've been suffering with the symptoms for a couple of years and somebody finally gets it. So, it's going to be taken care of, I hope, and I'm very grateful.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Professional and personable!

  • Apr 13, 2019

    I am ... can't say that I enjoyed it, but I was very pleased with the way he handled it. I had confidence in him. He took plenty of time. He listened. I felt very good about the whole process explain things very well and was very courteous and very kind and I look forward to working with him more. So.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Excellent professional. Listen to me carefully. Understood my condition. Realized how difficult it was to deal with my headaches and my pain. Provided me with very accurate and very thorough description of the next steps that we need to take. He showed sympathy and enthusiasm for my ... my possible cure of (INAUDIBLE) migraines that I'm receiving and getting daily and hopefully with his support and my enthusiasm for his care, we will get rid of it. Get rid of my migraines.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Very thoughtful and caring

  • Apr 05, 2019

    He answered ALL of my questions, I had MANY. His realistic approach & attitude is remarkable! The multitude of tests he ordered made me completely confident that he was being the most thorough possible. He’ really taken lots of time with me to ensure I have understood everything happening with my brain. In turn, my mental health has been supported by him too!

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Dr. Natonson was very thorough. He was patient. He asked me good questions. He had very good bed side manner. He just..... he made me feel overall comfortable with the diagnosis, came across extremely knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I was very grateful for the opportunity to have met him, so I'm thinking....I would highly recommend him and think he's a great asset to OHSU

  • Mar 31, 2019

    Dr. Natonson was very thorough and encouraging during his exams, especially given the strange symptoms that don't have a diagnosis at this point.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Dr Natonson listened, explained well, answered questions, and appeared to be thorough.

  • Mar 26, 2019


  • Mar 23, 2019

    Did a wonderful job

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Very professional with easy to understand communications.The exam and results were clearly explained. Next steps were presented, including lab tests and an an additional appointment.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Excellent service from the clerks, support personel and DR's

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Dr. Natonson was was most cordial and informative. I asked to share his findings with my Neurologist in [Name] 

  • Mar 10, 2019

    He is extremely caring. He listens to every word and didn't rush us out of the office. He's the greatest!

  • Mar 09, 2019

    He seemed to be a very good provider and we were happy with him.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Very through evaluation, good bed side manner.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    I think Dr. Natonson is very good and I'd recommend it. It's comfortable to speak with and I think he's professional and that's it. You know, I don't I'm not qualified to judge him, you know on stuff that I don't know. So, but I feel all positive. Thank you.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    He sincerely listened to me and completely answered ALL of my questions.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    He did a good job. It was informative and useful. We are looking forward to our next appointment with him.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Very knowledge and related well with encouragement and compassion to the patient and family. Took lots of time and explained things. Went over what the patient should do and what he would be doing to help diagnose what is going on.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr Natonson is my favorite doctor ever! At age 71 that’s saying a lot. He’s extremely thorough, has great advice and always makes me feel part of the decision making process.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    My son accompanied me to the appointment. We were both very impressed with Dr Natonson's depth of knowledge, thoroughness and willingness to answer our questions.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    The first visit, he seemed like all other doctors I have encountered: Aloof and 'just going through the motions'. On the second visit, I got a more engaged feel from him. He really seemed like the mystery of what my husband's condition could be. The second visit was definitely better.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Thorough, listened and tried to figure out possible dx.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    He listened to me, answered my questions, and followed through with advice.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    After 25 years of having migraines and many many many neurologist. I have actually gotten somewhere with this one and they have decreased by 50% So yeah, I would give him a 10 and would recommend it to anybody. Thank you.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Good listener, personable, professional, and knowledgeable.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    It was unclear if he had relevant knowledge to my condition, seemed to want to keep the conversation on areas where he was comfortable talking about.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Efficient on time knowledgeable and humorous

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Very good visit

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Dr. Natanson explained everything so clearly and made excellent recommendations which we will follow.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    He listens to ones concerns and does a great job explaining what is going on and the treatment options. You never feel rushed.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr Natonson was caring and compassionate to me and my wife.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Quick, accommodating and the doctor was... you know, I liked him a lot. He was a good doctor. I appreciate him, you know, doctoring me. That's about it. Thank you.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    This provider was most generous with his time. He demonstrated caring and a details knowledge of the subject matter period overall. He was absolutely outstanding and it is highly recommended by myself. Thank you.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    I thought it was great and I felt well cared for, I felt respected, he explained things well. It was a really good experience. So, thank you.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Natenson is an excellent person. He listens to the patient, suggests alternatives and helps the patient work through the process towards making the best choice for the patient.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    My experience was... it was very pleasant. Everyone was very professional. They explained things that anybody could understand. I felt he was very thorough and very informative.

  • Jan 22, 2019

    I was very impressed with dr. Natonson. He reviewed my case and history in great detail and we reviewed the options and the path going forward. I understood the the direction and you know on a complex issue very well. And I really appreciate it.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    More than expected. Extremely professional, prompt and thorough.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    excellent. personable, timely, projects competence and interest

  • Jan 11, 2019

    The doctor was very good at listening to all of the problems and symptoms. The patient is more engineer and scientist, and tends to attribute stuff accordingly to engineering and electrical terms, and the doctor was very good at translating that information into biological problems and corrections.