Highly Trained Researcher and Neurologist
About Edward Tobinick
A highly trained medical professional and innovator in the field of neurology, Dr. Edward Tobinick began preparing for his career as a student at Brandeis University, where he received a bachelor of arts in biology with a magna cum laude distinction. Following this, he earned a doctor of medicine from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla and received postgraduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a valued authority in his field, Dr. Edward Tobinick has served as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of respected medical publications, including the Journal of Neurochemistry, Pharmaceutical Medicine, and Future Neurology.
When not attending to his professional responsibilities at the Institute for Neurological Recovery, which he founded in 2001, Dr. Tobinick devoted more than 20 years providing volunteer medical care for the poor and homeless while teaching at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Edward Tobinick pursues a diverse range of interests in the arts, music, and travel.
The Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Dr. Edward Tobinick is a physician who has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on neurology, anatomy and physiology, cardiology, dermatology, immunology, and oncology. In 1973, while he was completing his bachelor of arts in biology at Brandeis University, Edward Tobinick was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
A group of students at the College of William and Mary in Virginia founded the Phi Beta Kappa society in 1776 as an academic organization for the pursuit of the liberal arts. Members of the organization were not students of any one specific field, and the freedom to pursue answers to questions in any discipline was one of the group’s founding principles. The name Phi Beta Kappa is derived from the initials of a phrase in ancient Greek meaning “love of learning is the guide of life.” Before Phi Beta Kappa, there were no other college societies that used Greek letters for their names.
Phi Beta Kappa now inducts approximately 10 percent of liberal arts and sciences students from 283 institutions of higher learning throughout the country.