Share

David Ficker, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Department
Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuroscience, Seizure Disorders, Continuous EEG Monitoring, Electroencephalogram, Epilepsy Monitoring
.David Ficker, MD photo

Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • UC Health Physicians Office (Clifton)

      222 Piedmont Avenue
      Suite 3200
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 475-8730
      Fax: (513) 475-8033
      Map and Directions

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 
  • Print This Page
  • Make an Appointment: Schedule Now
  • Sign up for our newsletter!
  • UCNI Weekly Blog
  • Hope Stories

    • Brian’s Story: Vocal Cord Cyst

      Brian's Story: Vocal Cord Cyst One by one, the symptoms of a throat problem tapped on the pastor’s door. Pastor Brian Tome, leader of Crossroads Church and speaker of five weekly messages to a following of 15,000, acknowledged the symptoms and tried to dismiss them....
    • Charles Sabine’s Story: Huntington’s Disease

      Charles Sabine's Story: Huntington's DiseaseIn 2005 the NBC war correspondent Charles Sabine made the life-altering decision to face up to his family history of Huntington’s disease and undergo genetic testing. The odds, he knew, were 50-50 that he, too, had the gene and would...
    • Lynne’s Story: Brain Metastasis

      Semiretired and working part-time at a restaurant, Lynne knew something was amiss when she looked at the cash register and then struggled to make her hands produce the correct amount of change. Could she have suffered a stroke? Lynne pushed the...
    • Matt’s Story: Head Injury

      Matt's Story: Head Injury A poor decision nearly cost Matt his life. But state-of-the-art neurosurgical and neurocritical care, dedicated therapists, and family support gave him a chance to start over again. Today, in what is proving to his best decision ever, Matt is studying...
    • Rick’s Story: Epilepsy

      Rick's Story: Epilepsy Rick’s strategy for managing his epilepsy wasn’t perfect, but it had worked well enough for most of his career as a theme park project manager who traveled the world. Whether he worked in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore or Germany, his routine...
    • Lynne’s Story

      Lynne's StorySemiretired and working part-time at a restaurant, Lynne knew something was amiss when she looked at the cash register and then struggled to make her hands produce the correct amount of change. Could she have suffered a stroke? Lynne pushed the...
    • Courtney’s Story: Traumatic Spine Injury

      Courtney's Story: Traumatic Spine Injury Courtney is positive that she was wearing her seatbelt. Perhaps that is why her head and neck – thankfully -- were fine. Perhaps that is also why her midsection was so violently impacted, as the force of the rollover twisted...
    • Richard’s Story: Ruptured Aneurysms

      Richard's Story: Ruptured Aneurysms Almost three years ago, Richard “Dick” Watson, MD, found himself in an unfamiliar position for a doctor: lying on the operating table instead of standing over it. He didn’t know it at the time, but it was the beginning of...
    • Charlie’s Story: Epilepsy

      Charlie's Story: EpilepsyBy Charlie Shor I have had many adventures in my 57 years, and I have accomplished much. But the main message of my story, which I have been given the opportunity to share, is that anything is possible. If you have...
    • John’s Story: Epilepsy

      John's Story: Epilepsy In golf they call it a “bad lie.” A golfer strikes the ball, hoping to place it in a comfortable location on the fairway or the green, but the ball winds up somewhere else entirely – on the side of a...