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David Ficker, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Department
Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuroscience, Seizure Disorders, Continuous EEG Monitoring, Electroencephalogram, Epilepsy Monitoring
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Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • UC Health Physicians Office (Clifton)

      222 Piedmont Avenue
      Suite 3200
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 475-8730
      Fax: (513) 475-8033
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Bio

David Ficker, MD, is a neurologist with the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute and has been a neurologist with UC Health since 1997.  He is currently the associate director of the Epilepsy Center, as well as the medical director of the EEG Lab and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  He has been an associate professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2006, and the program director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship since 2007.

Dr. Ficker’s clinical practice focuses on epilepsy and seizures, both recent onset and difficult to control cases.  As a native Cincinnatian, Dr. Ficker is dedicated to providing world-class epilepsy care to the region as a member of one of the most experienced multidisciplinary epilepsy teams in the nation.

Dr. Ficker has been honored as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  He has also been a recipient of the Forty under 40 Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier.  Dr. Ficker has been consistently listed as a “Best Doctor” since 2005.   

As an active community member Dr. Ficker is a Board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, and a 2007 Physician attendee of the Epilepsy Foundation Kid’s Speak Up/Public Policy Institute in Washington D.C. 

Education

Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Cincinnati, OH
Residency
Mayo Medical School - Rochester, MN
Fellowship
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology)
Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board
American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
American Epilepsy Society 
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