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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

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Integrated Care Partners


Lahey Clinic Medical Center ‐ Movement Disorders

Lincoln Medical Center (NY)

Medical School
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Tufts New England Medical Center


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

All around a good experience.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent practice and all providers

5 out of 5 stars

Some difficulty understanding her because English is not her original language

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bortan was very gentle and explained everything she was doing.

5 out of 5 stars

This was one of the finest experiences in medicine I have ever had!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Borton was kind and understanding. I was anxious ans she tried hard to put me at ease.

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with Dr. Bortban

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.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bortan is great. Very thorough !

5 out of 5 stars

She's the best. Knowledgeable, skilled, and really cares about her patients. I had a really bad, chronic flareup of dystonia when I went in that was devastating for my QOL. I assume it was probably one of the worst cases of dystonia she's seen. When she saw my progress after the botox injections she administered, she gave me a hug and was so happy. Thats what you want in a doctor.


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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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