Dennis Bourdette M.D., F.A.A.N.

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Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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4.9 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 18 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 (63 Ratings, 18 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

  • 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.

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