Baptist Health South Florida

Raphi Wald, Psy.D., joins Marcus Neuroscience Institute

March 15, 2023

BOCA RATON, FL – March 15, 2023 – Raphi Wald, Psy.D., is a board-certified neuropsychologist at Marcus Neuroscience Institute, established at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He helps patients who have any form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and diffuse Lewy body disease. He is fluent in English and Spanish.Dr. Raphi Wald Headshot

“We are excited that Dr. Wald has joined our Baptist Health group of experts,” says Frank Vrionis, M.D., Institute director at Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “His extensive experience as a neuropsychologist in a variety of settings along with his passionate commitment to patient care make him a valuable addition to our Institute.”

In addition to treating patients experiencing cognitive decline, Dr. Wald also provides neurocognitive assessments for patients with epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, depression, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), awake craniotomies and more.

Before joining Baptist Health, he conducted cognitive evaluations for the elderly and consulted with primary care physicians and neurologists as a neuropsychologist at South Florida Neuropsychology. In this position, Dr. Wald also provided psychotherapy for patients with depression and anxiety. Since 2012, he has served as team psychologist and neuropsychologist for Florida Atlantic University’s athletics department. He helped the university’s athletes by evaluating and providing psychological services and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety disorders, panic disorders and more.

Dr. Wald earned his Doctor of Psychology at the University of Hartford. He completed his predoctoral internship in psychology and neuropsychology at the Neurological Institute at North Broward Medical Center and his postdoctoral residency at Pediatric Psychology Associates in Coral Springs, Florida.

A former executive board member of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, Dr. Wald is a sought-after expert. He has done more than 60 news interviews for ABC, NBC and CBS in West Palm Beach on issues, such as dementia, psychological causes of mass shootings and depression.

“I look forward every day to spending time with my patients and learning their stories,” says Dr. Wald. “As I understand each person’s unique needs, I can help them enjoy stronger, more fulfilling lives.”

He will see patients at 800 Meadows Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33486.


About Marcus Neuroscience Institute

Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, is an innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Marcus Neuroscience Institute’s highly skilled staff is comprised of neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain management physicians and neuro-oncologists. With locations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Deerfield Beach, Marcus Neuroscience Institute is making breakthrough neurological care more accessible for patients seeking comprehensive treatment for conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.

The heart of the Institute is located at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.

Marcus Neuroscience Institute is training the next generation of neurologists and neuroscientists in conjunction with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and its residency program. The Institute earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Surgery Certification from The Joint Commission, which reflects commitment to the highest standards of excellence and safety in patient care, and the Institute is a DNV Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, which is the nation’s highest level of stroke accreditation.


About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 25,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 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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