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Bortan, Elena, MD




English, Romanian

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Ataxia, Blepharospasm, Corticobasal Degeneration, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Gait Disorders, Huntington’s Disease, Movement Disorders, Multiple Symptoms Atrophy, Myoclonus, Neurosciences, Parkinsonisms, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Tardive Dyskinesia, Tics and Tourette Syndrome, Wilson's Diseases


Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Lincoln Medical Center (NY)

Medical School
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Tufts New England Medical Center

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • The Movement Disorder Society, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr.was very thorough in the exam. Explained everything. I would refer Dr. Bortan to anyone who needs a movement doctor.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bortan was extremely thorough and explained things to me. I wish I could score her higher than 5.

5 out of 5 stars

I was completely happy

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Bortan is awesome makes you feel real comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. BORTAN is wonderful and talks through everything she is doing.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Bortan took extra care during the informed consent portion of this visit prior to medical procedure.

5 out of 5 stars

I initially saw *Dr. Borton in Middleton, and have followed her first to Vernon & then to Mystic. She always spends as much time with me as I need and really listens to me. She included my thoughts when deciding on treatment.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Physicians and staff here are excellent. They take the time to explain everything and answer any questions.

5 out of 5 stars

Very caring and kind. Botox treatments are helping me.


If your GPS is unable to find 100 Perkins Farm Drive, please try 80 Coogan Boulevard.

Dr. Elena Bortan, is a movement disorders specialist with the Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement Disorders Center.

Dr. Bortan came to Hartford HealthCare from Middlesex Hospital, where she worked for almost a decade. She earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. She completed a residency in neurology at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a fellowship in movement disorders at the Lahey Clinic.

Fluent in English and Romanian, Dr. Bortan’s areas of clinical interest are movement disorders including Parkinsonism, essential tremor and others; botulinum toxin chemodenervation for dystonia, blepharospasm and spasticity; deep brain stimulation; and general neurology. She is board-certified in neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorder Society.



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