Dr. Tolchin's Background
Ronald Tolchin, D.O., is medical director of Baptist Health Center for Spine Care and a member of Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians in multiple specialties closely aligned with Baptist Health South Florida. He specializes in rehabilitation medicine, lower back pain and spine disorders. Dr. Tolchin received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida, and his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was academic chief resident. Before joining Baptist, Dr. Tolchin was chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Miami VA Healthcare System. He is an assistant professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he has taught and mentored medical residents, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Dr. Tolchin is Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a subspecialty in spinal cord injury medicine and pain medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Tolchin has been part of clinical trials on prosthetics and the treatment of combat-related brain injuries. His research has been published extensively in medical journals and he has presented findings at numerous national physician education meetings.
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School
- Newark, NJ
- Medical School, 1989
- Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Fort Lauderdale, FL