Elias Dakwar M.D.

Elias Dakwar, M.D.

  • Neurological Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Education & Training

    Medical 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

    Physician Bio

    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.