David Ficker, MD


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David Ficker, MD

David Ficker, MD, is a neurologist with the Epilepsy Center at the UC Gardner 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 2015, and the program director of the Epilepsy Fellowship since 2007. Dr. Fickers 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 chair-elect of the Epilepsy Foundation national Professional Advisory Board.




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Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine


Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati


Christ Hospital

Bachelor's Degree

University of Cincinnati



Mayo Clinic



Mayo Clinic


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy)


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)



Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology