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Ibrahim Abi Rafeh, MD

Assistant Professor

Office: AHC1 - 348

Phone: 305-348-4147


Dr. Abi-Rafeh is board-certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. He has been an Assistant Professor at Florida International University School of Medicine since 2012, in addition to being on the clinical faculty at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. After graduating from the American University of Beirut with a degree in chemistry in 1983, he earned his medical degree from the Universidad Techologica de Santiago in 1986. He completed his Psychiatry residency at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in 1994, and his Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1995. He has been on the medical staff at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood since 1998, where he worked as the medical director for Crisis Services in addition to his private practice. He has been providing emergency psychiatric services at the Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center and the Emergency Department since 2007. Dr. Abi-Rafeh speaks four languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. 

Education and Training: 

  • Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Psychiatry Residency, Copper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden, NJ
  • MD, Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • BS, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon