Dr. Valentina Bonev

  • Dr. Valentina Bonev Breast Surgeon
    Breast Surgical Oncology
    Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center
    Northwestern University in Chicago, IL
    General Surgery Residency
    Loma Linda University Health
    University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
    Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Dr. Valentina Bonev


Valentina Bonev, MD, DABS, FACS, FSSO is a board-certified breast surgical oncologist out of Breastlink Orange.

Dr. Valentina Bonev is a Board-Certified Breast Surgical Oncologist and a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (FSSO). She earned her Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Loma Linda University Health, and went on to pursue her Fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Bonev has been featured on CBS live, Fox live, KCAL News, NBC, the radio, and OC Register, bringing her expertise to a wider audience. She has authored multiple research publications and has been active as a volunteer teacher. In her spare time, Dr. Bonev enjoys creative writing, scrapbooking, swimming, bicycling, playing tennis, and traveling.

She is committed to providing patient-centered care and collaborative relationships with her clinical colleagues.

Patient Feedback
I had my mammogram today and my yearly appointment with Dr. Bonev. The staff, from the ladies that checked me in, to the Technicians, were friendly and professional. The technician made me as comfortable as possible and showed compassion. Dr. Bonev gives a very thorough breast exam and is warm and cares about me as a person, not just another patient.
Dr Bonev is the best surgical oncologist, I felt so comfortable before and after the surgery, staff are very professional, overall made me feel relaxed. Thank you very much.
Dr. Valentina Bonev is The Best Breast Surgeon, she is ways beyond and above what I expected from a Surgeon, she treated her patients with passionately care just like her own family members. Dr. Bonev and her assistant Charlene took great care of me since I first came to her. She went out of her way and personally involved with my schedules for other Oncologist for second opinions, meeting with different plastic surgeons and my insurance approval for procedures….clearly explained everything to me and advance preparation for post surgery
I underwent surgery by Dr Valentina Bonev recently, to remove a mass. Fortunately it was benign. There has been absolutely no pain after, and I didn’t even need a Tylenol. When the hospital called the next day to check on me, I told them how comfortable I was. The nurse said that Dr. Bonev is amazing. Her patients do very well and rarely have pain. I have been a patient of Dr. West’s for 25 years, and Dr. Link is my oncologist. Both are excellent and caring doctors. I knew that Dr. Bonev’s qualifications would be likewise, because Dr. West and Dr.Link had asked her to join their renowned practice at BreastLink. Also, she is very patient oriented. When it became necessary to change the date of surgery, her assistant, Isela, was very accommodating, even though it meant changing the venue. Dr. Bonev said she likes to “make it easy for the patient.” That’s a concept rarely heard these days! In addition, she is very concerned about eliminating the risk of infection, and appreciates the cleanliness of St. Joseph’s Pavillon, where my surgery was performed. I feel very fortunate that Dr Bonev is my doctor, and highly recommend her.