Bernard R. Bendok, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuroradiology


Dr. Bendok graduated from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a focus on microsurgical and interventional techniques for complex neurovascular diseases and tumors. He received the AANS/CNS Mullan Neuroendovascular Fellowship Award and completed a neuroendovascular surgery fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo under the mentorship of Dr. L Nelson Hopkins, a pioneer and international leader in vascular and interventional neurosurgery. A member of the neurovascular surgery and stroke programs and Director of the Neurointerventional program at Northwestern, Dr. Bendok holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and is on Staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Northwestern Dr. Bendok has developed collaborations with multiple departments including otolaryngology, neurology and radiology to enhance patient care by refining minimally invasive approaches and incorporating advanced imaging into patient care.

Dr. Bendok is recognized nationally and internationally for treating highly complex neurovascular diseases and tumors by utilizing modern microsurgical and interventional techniques.

Dr. Bendok believes in thoughtfully incorporating innovative technologies and innovative approaches to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life. Dr. Bendok believes in individualized and personalized care where all options are carefully considered and patient wishes are respected.

Dr Bendok's research focuses on cutting edge clinical trials and improving patient outcomes and safety through innovative surgical and interventional techniques. Dr. Bendok has authored over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, has presented over 300 papers and lectures at major meetings and symposia, and has co-directed several symposia at Northwestern. Dr Bendok is the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards for his research and excellence in patient care including Alpha Omega Alpha membership and the Patient's Choice Award.


  • Medical Education
    Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine - 1995
  • Residency
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2001
  • Fellowship
    Millard Fillmore Hospital - 2002


  • Neurological Surgery


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-250

Chicago, IL 60611

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carotid Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cavernoma
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Extracranial to Intracranial Bypass
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Head Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasms
  • Intracranial Occlusive Disease
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Malformations/Brain
  • Vascular Malformations/Spine


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus
  • Workmans Compensation