Dennis Bourdette M.D., FANA, FAAN

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Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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4.9 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 28 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology


  • M.D., University of California-Davis Medical School 1978
  • Residency:

    • Medicine – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose
    • Neurology – Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuroimmunology – Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland


Dr. Bourdette currently serves as the chair of the Department of Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at OHSU. He received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of California-Davis Medical School. He completed his medicine residency at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, and his neurology residency at OHSU. He completed his neuroimmunology fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland.



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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1985

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 28 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

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr Bourdette is especially great and listening and being supportive. Wonderful doctor

  • Jul 25, 2019

    I appreciate my long relationship with Dr Bourdette and his nurse Debbie. Both take great care of me.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    He took time to answer questions and provide information. I felt like I was important and a priority for him.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Dr. Bourdette's an excellent physician. I have known him for I think 20 years and he is caring, he's up on everything. I just I think he's a great guy and I feel very confident that I'm getting the best care.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Dr Dennis Bourdette is the most knowledgeable and caring MS physician I have seen. I was diagnosed with MS in 2006 and was on a waiting list to get into Dr Bourdette. He is the best in the state and I think the best anywhere. I moved to Arizona in 2012 and recently returned to the NW. I found no Neurologist even comparable to Dr Bourdette.

  • May 16, 2019

    He is the best.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    I’ve been Dr. B’s patient for more than a dozen years. When he’s inclined and can make the time in his busy schedule during the Wednesday clinic, he will really talk with me. At yesterday’s visit, what I needed more than an exam or a change in treatment was conversation. That turned out to be a lot more therapeutic for me than he probably knew - and I do thank him for that.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    My six month follow up appointment with Dr. Bourdette went very well. He was thorough with his exam and answered all of my questions.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    I really appreciate Dr. Bourdette's care and he's very patient in explaining the implications of like my medication that I have, as well as showing me the my scans and walking through them with me so I can understand, you know, what the state of my disease is I really like that he does advance scientific research and shares that with me so I know what's going on in terms of the state of the art, in terms of research in MS. Thanks so much. Take care. Bye.

  • Apr 15, 2019

    I always look forward to meeting with Dr. Bourdette. Always good information about what is happening in the world of M.S.!

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Very good provider. Knowledgeable

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Straightforward, honest with an easy smile We're friends.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    I?ve seen Dr Bourdette for many years for my MS. I really trust him. He?s very collaborative in his approach to treatment and management decisions.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    He is an exceptionally gifted doctor. He listens very well. Is also very compassionate and caring and that is evident in his clinical operations.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Dr. Bourdette listens to what you have to say, and seems genuinely interested the quality of your health.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Very comprehensive, highly professional intake and review. Highly recommend Doctor who exceeded his reputation. Made me feel exceptionally welcome and at ease. We are blessed to have such talent in Oregon!

  • Nov 22, 2018

    As always, Dr. Bourdette is attentive and personable, and responds respectfully to my questions.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    It was a good appointment. Dr Bourdette did the usual neurological testing and went over the medicine I'm currently taking.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    very easy and precise.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    I appreciate the caring, compassionate care and the lifetime he has invested in becoming an expert in neurology. I appreciate the time he takes to make you feel listened to and his valuable expertise.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dr. Bourdette is very compassionate, and he has always taken time with me as far as being a great listener. He goes, I'm sorry, I'm an MS patient and sometimes I word search. But he definitely has great insight into the whole person and just makes you feel that you are more than the disease, and that really helps during the whole course of treatment because he doesn't look at you as just a disease - he looks at you as a whole person.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Dr. Bordette has been my neurologist for almost 10 years now. He is wonderful, and so caring, and he always asks how he can help me with whatever I'm dealing with in my life and not just with my MS, and he responds to every question, he's very patient, and he takes his time and he's just a thoughtful caring person who happens to be an amazing doctor as well.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    I have been a long-time patient of Dr. Bourdette. I only have good things to report. Too many to list here. I will say that he has held my hand and steadily guided me through the multiple sclerosis journey for 30 years. All patients with M.S. should be so fortunate.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Helpful. Very good listener

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. Bourdette always takes the time to really listen to me and help me make decisions about my care.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Dr. Bordett has very good bedside manners. He's patient, not rushed. Answered all questions and provided more information than I expected. Thank you.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Dr. Bordette is an amazing doctor. I drive up from Eugene every year, once a year, because I'm so very impressed, not only with his knowledge which is extensive, but with his compassion and his caring and his personal character. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Bordette here in Oregon.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    I've been a regular patient of Dr. Bourdette's for more than 12 years. His background and deep understanding of my illness have always given me confidence in his advice. During the past six months, in particular, my symptoms have been a lot more disturbing. I knew that I wasn't well organized in asking my questions, and appreciated that he was still very patient in trying to provide good answers.

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