Education & TrainingMedical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (New York) - 2005
Residency Program: University of South Florida College of Medicine - 2005-2012
Fellowship Program: Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia - 2012-2013
Elias Dakwar, M.D., is a board-certified Baptist Health neurosurgeon and
the medical director of the Deformity Spine Surgery program. He is skilled
in complex spine reconstruction and treating degenerative spine conditions
and spinal stenosis.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Dakwar served as an associate professor
at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in the Head, Spine section of the Neurosurgery
department and as the director of the Center for Spine Health in Weston, Fla.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of
Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Dakwar then completed his neurological surgery
residency at the University of South Florida and his pediatric spinal
deformity fellowship at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Dr. Dakwar is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Join Spine Section AANS/CNS and
the North American Spine Society.
Dedicated to providing patients a better quality of life, he takes the
time to listen to patients, answer all questions and provide individualized
treatment plans to provide the best possible outcomes.
In his free time, Dr. Dakwar enjoys diving, fishing, and traveling.