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Neurosurgeon Elias Dakwar, M.D. Joins Baptist Health as Director of Deformity Spine Surgery

Board-certified neurosurgeon Elias Dakwar, M.D., joins Baptist Health as the director of the Deformity Spine Surgery at Marcus Neuroscience Institute, part of Baptist Health, established at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Dakwar specializes in complex spine reconstruction and treating degenerative spine conditions and spinal stenosis.

Elias Dakwar, M.D.

Elias Dakwar, M.D.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Dakwar to Baptist Health,” said Wendy Elliott, MBA/HCM, M.A., CCC-SP, Assistant Vice President of Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “He is dedicated to providing the best spinal care through the most up-to-date procedures and techniques. With his passion for teaching, he is a skilled communicator who helps his patients understand their conditions and treatment plans.”

Prior to joining Baptist Heath, he helped train medical students as an associate professor at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in the Head, Spine section of the Neurosurgery department and served as the director of the Center for Spine Health in Weston, Fla.

Dr. Dakwar earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. He completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of South Florida and a fellowship in pediatric spinal deformity at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

“I am excited to be a part of the Baptist Health family. I look forward to working with area patients to relieve their spine pain and help them resume their favorite activities,” said Dr. Dakwar.

Dr. Dakwar will see patients at 2800 S. Seacrest Blvd., Suite 160, Boynton Beach, FL 33435; 800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33486; and 3313 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach FL 33442.


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Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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