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Edward Tobinick, MD, Internal Medicine, Boca Raton, FL


Internal Medicine Boca Raton, FL

Institute of Neurological Recovery Boca Raton, Florida

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  • Website with scientific publications, curriculum vitae here:
  • Rapid improvement in severe long COVID following perispinal etanercept

    Immediate neurological improvement and sustained improvement in cognition, depression and fatigue are documented in long COVID after a single etanercept dose.

    Perispinal etanercept advances as a neurotherapeutic

    The emerging role of perispinal etanercept for treatment of brain dysfunction secondary to neuroinflammation

    Blocking the cytokine storm to reduce SARS coronavirus mortality

    The first publication proposing this therapeutic approach using biologic TNF antagonists

    Amazing Stroke & Brain Injury Breakthrough! 60 MINUTES Australia

    REQUEST A CONSULTATION TODAY: Learn more: or Call: +1 (561) 353-9707 Learn more:

    Publications: List with multiple free download links

    Perispinal Etanercept for Traumatic Brain Injury. Edward Tobinick MD, et. al. Chapter 7, in New Therapeutics for Traumatic Brain Injury, Academic Press, 2017.

Education & Training

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1977 - 1980
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    University of California San Diego School of MedicineClass of 1977
  • UCLA
    UCLAMD, Dermatology, 1980-1982, 1976 - 1976
  • Brandeis University
    Brandeis UniversityBA, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1969 - 1973

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2010 - 2025
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1978 - 2023
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Rossman-Davidson Clinical Teaching/Service Award Venice Family Clinic Los Angeles, California, 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa Brandeis University, 1973
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Teaching Venice Family Clinic, 1992
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Immediate neurological recovery following perispinal etanercept years after brain injury  
    Tobinick E, Rodriguez-Romanacce H, Levine A, Ignatowski TA, Spengler RN, Clinical Drug Investigation, 1/1/2014
  • The Cerebrospinal Venous System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Implications  
    Tobinick E, Medscape General Medicine, 1/1/2006
  • TNF Modulation for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Six Month Pilot Study  
    Edward Tobinick MD, H. Gross MD, A. Weinberger MD, H. Cohen MD FRCPC, Medscape General Medicine, 1/1/2006
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Books/Book Chapters


  • TNF modulation for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
    Tobinick E, Inaugural Targeting Alzheimer’s with Novel Therapeutics Conference at the World Pharmaceutical Congress, Philadelphia, PA, 1/11/2009
  • Perispinal etanercept produces rapid improvement in primary progressive aphasia
    Tobinick E, 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Chicago, IL, 1/30/2008
  • TNF Modulation for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: Effects on Verbal Function
    Tobinick E, Shirinyan D, Gross H, Days of Molecular Medicine Conference, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1/27/2006
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  • TNF inhibition for aphasia after stroke or brain injury 
    Fort Lauderdale, FL - 1/30/2015

Press Mentions

  • Boca Doctor Gives Stroke Survivors New Shot at Mobility, Independence
    Boca Doctor Gives Stroke Survivors New Shot at Mobility, IndependenceDecember 8th, 2012
  • Pfizer Knew Its Drug Could Prevent Alzheimer’s. They Did Nothing About It
    Pfizer Knew Its Drug Could Prevent Alzheimer’s. They Did Nothing About ItJune 5th, 2019
  • Hope over US Alzheimer's Therapy
    Hope over US Alzheimer's TherapyApril 11th, 2008
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Professional Memberships

  • Florida Medical Association