Edward Tobinick Biography

et.photoEdward Lewis Tobinick graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with honors in biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, received his M.D. from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla, California, and completed post-graduate residencies at UCLA. He is the founder of the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Los Angeles, California and the INR PLLC in Boca Raton, Florida.  Dr. Tobinick has been an invited ad hoc expert reviewer for the journals Brain Research, CNS Drugs, Current Alzheimer Research, Drug Discovery Today, Experimental Neurology, Future Neurology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Neuroimmunology, Neuroscience, and Pharmaceutical Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuroinflammation. During Dr. Tobinick’s medical school training in neurology he developed a strong interest in the field that has lasted throughout his subsequent medical career.

Dr. Tobinick has presented his scientific findings regarding the effects of etanercept for neurological disorders at multiple U.S. and international medical and scientific conferences, including at the Days of Molecular Medicine Conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006; the 7th Annual Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Conference in New York in 2006;  the 2008 Drug Repositioning Summit in Boston; the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago; the 7th Annual Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Conference in New York; the 2008 Best Practices in the Continuum of Care: Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Management conference at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas; and, in 2009, the 3rd International Restauracion Neurologica Conference in Havana, Cuba, the World Pharmaceutical Congress in Philadelphia and the 5th Modern Drug Discovery Conference in San Diego. Dr. Tobinick has performed collaborative research with scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine and additional academic centers. Download a copy of Dr Tobinick’s Curriculum Vitae PDF Here.

Early Life

Ed’s childhood was spent in New York City; he and his family moved to suburban New Jersey when he was 10. As a child he showed a keen interest in the natural world and science. He and his fellow 4-H members were featured on the cover of National 4-H News in 1963 (volumes 41-42, pp. 91 and 104) in an article discussing their interests in entomology and herpetology.  His first mention in the scientific literature was in 1965, when he was 14 years old, in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society (Cutler, B., The Jumping Spiders of New York City (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 1965. 73(3): p. 138-143).

Selected Scientific Publications