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Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

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David Ficker, MD

Professor

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Internship: Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Research/Clinical Interests

Neurology, Epilepsy

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 01-27-1998, certificate valid through 12/31/2017
  • Diplomate in Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 04-13-1999, certificate valid through 12/31/2009
  • Maintenance of Certification Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007
  • Epilepsy Board Certification 2016
Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 2300
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0525
  • Office 513-558-2968
  • Fax 513-558-4887
  • Email david.ficker@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Hartings, Jed A; Wilson, J Adam; Hinzman, Jason M; Pollandt, Sebastian; Dreier, Jens P; DiNapoli, Vince; Ficker, David M; Shutter, Lori A; Andaluz, Norberto 2014. Spreading depression in continuous electroencephalography of brain trauma. Annals of neurology, ,

Knight, William A; Hart, Kimberly W; Adeoye, Opeolu M; Bonomo, Jordan B; Keegan, Shaun P; Ficker, David M; Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Privitera, Michael D; Lindsell, Christopher J 2013. The incidence of seizures in patients undergoing therapeutic hypothermia after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Epilepsy research, 106 3, 396-402

D'Souza, W J; Quinn, S J; Fryer, J L; Taylor, B V; Ficker, D M; O'Brien, T J; Pearce, N; Cook, M J 2012. The prevalence and demographic distribution of treated epilepsy: a community-based study in Tasmania, Australia. Acta neurologica Scandinavica, 125 2, 96-104

Shafer, P O; Buelow, J; Ficker, D M; Pugh, M J; Kanner, A M; Dean, P; Levisohn, P 2011. Risk of adverse events on epilepsy monitoring units: a survey of epilepsy professionals. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 20 3, 502-5

Meador,K. J., Baker,G. A., Browning,N., Clayton-Smith,J., Combs-Cantrell,D. T., Cohen,M., Kalayjian,L. A., Kanner,A., Liporace,J. D., Pennell,P. B., Privitera,M., Loring,D. W., NEAD Study Group 2009. Cognitive function at 3 years of age after fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs The New England journal of medicine, 360 16, 1597

D'Souza, Wendyl J; Fryer, Jayne L; Quinn, Stephen J; Taylor, Bruce V; Ficker, David M; O'Brien, Terence J; Pearce, Neil E; Cook, Mark J 2007. The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register--a community-based cohort. Background and methodology for patient recruitment from the Australian national prescription database. Neuroepidemiology, 29 3-4, 255-63

D'Souza,W. J., Fryer,J. L., Quinn,S. J., Taylor,B. V., Ficker,D. M., O'Brien,T. J., Pearce,N. E., Cook,M. J. 2007. The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register--a community-based cohort. Background and methodology for patient recruitment from the Australian national prescription database Neuroepidemiology, 29 3-4, 255

Meador,K. J., Baker,G. A., Finnell,R. H., Kalayjian,L. A., Liporace,J. D., Loring,D. W., Mawer,G., Pennell,P. B., Smith,J. C., Wolff,M. C., NEAD Study Group 2006. In utero antiepileptic drug exposure: fetal death and malformations Neurology, 67 3, 407

Szaflarski, Magdalena; Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Privitera, Michael D; Ficker, David M; Horner, Ronnie D 2006. Racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of epilepsy: what do we know? What do we need to know? Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 9 2, 243-64

Szaflarski,M., Szaflarski,J. P., Privitera,M. D., Ficker,D. M., Horner,R. D. 2006. Racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of epilepsy: what do we know? What do we need to know? Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 9 2, 243

Ficker, D M; Privitera, M; Krauss, G; Kanner, A; Moore, J L; Glauser, T 2005. Improved tolerability and efficacy in epilepsy patients with extended-release carbamazepine. Neurology, 65 4, 593-5

Ficker,D. M., Privitera,M., Krauss,G., Kanner,A., Moore,J. L., Glauser,T. 2005. Improved tolerability and efficacy in epilepsy patients with extended-release carbamazepine Neurology, 65 4, 593

Goldberg-Stern,H., Gadoth,N., Ficker,D., Privitera,M. 2005. The effect of age and structural lesions on postictal language impairment Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association, 14 1, 62

Privitera, Michael; Ficker, David M 2004. Assessment of adverse events and quality of life in epilepsy: design of a new community-based trial. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 5 6, 841-6

Privitera,M., Ficker,D. M. 2004. Assessment of adverse events and quality of life in epilepsy: design of a new community-based trial Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 5 6, 841

Tang, Y; Glauser, T A; Gilbert, D L; Hershey, A D; Privitera, M D; Ficker, D M; Szaflarski, J P; Sharp, F R 2004. Valproic acid blood genomic expression patterns in children with epilepsy - a pilot study. Acta neurologica Scandinavica, 109 3, 159-68

Tang, Yang; Lu, Aigang; Ran, Ruiqiong; Aronow, Bruce J; Schorry, Elizabeth K; Hopkin, Robert J; Gilbert, Donald L; Glauser, Tracy A; Hershey, Andrew D; Richtand, Neil W; Privitera, Michael; Dalvi, Arif; Sahay, Alok; Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Ficker, David M; Ratner, Nancy; Sharp, Frank R 2004. Human blood genomics: distinct profiles for gender, age and neurofibromatosis type 1. Brain research. Molecular brain research, 132 2, 155-67

Tang,Y., Glauser,T. A., Gilbert,D. L., Hershey,A. D., Privitera,M. D., Ficker,D. M., Szaflarski,J. P., Sharp,F. R. 2004. Valproic acid blood genomic expression patterns in children with epilepsy - a pilot study Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 109 3, 159

Tang,Y., Lu,A., Ran,R., Aronow,B. J., Schorry,E. K., Hopkin,R. J., Gilbert,D. L., Glauser,T. A., Hershey,A. D., Richtand,N. W., Privitera,M., Dalvi,A., Sahay,A., Szaflarski,J. P., Ficker,D. M., Ratner,N., Sharp,F. R. 2004. Human blood genomics: distinct profiles for gender, age and neurofibromatosis type 1 Brain research.Molecular brain research, 132 2, 155

Rose, A B; McCabe, P H; Gilliam, F G; Smith, B J; Boggs, J G; Ficker, D M; Moore, J L; Passaro, E A; Bazil, C W 2003. Occurrence of seizure clusters and status epilepticus during inpatient video-EEG monitoring. Neurology, 60 6, 975-8

Rose,A. B., McCabe,P. H., Gilliam,F. G., Smith,B. J., Boggs,J. G., Ficker,D. M., Moore,J. L., Passaro,E. A., Bazil,C. W., Consortium for Research in Epilepsy 2003. Occurrence of seizure clusters and status epilepticus during inpatient video-EEG monitoring Neurology, 60 6, 975

Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Hughes, Cynthia; Szaflarski, Magdalena; Ficker, David M; Cahill, William T; Li, Maureen; Privitera, Michael D 2003. Quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsia, 44 2, 236-42

Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Szaflarski, Magdalena; Hughes, Cindy; Ficker, David M; Cahill, William T; Privitera, Michael D 2003. Psychopathology and quality of life: psychogenic non-epileptic seizures versus epilepsy. Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research, 9 4, CR113-8

Szaflarski,J. P., Hughes,C., Szaflarski,M., Ficker,D. M., Cahill,W. T., Li,M., Privitera,M. D. 2003. Quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Epilepsia, 44 2, 236

Szaflarski,J. P., Szaflarski,M., Hughes,C., Ficker,D. M., Cahill,W. T., Privitera,M. D. 2003. Psychopathology and quality of life: psychogenic non-epileptic seizures versus epilepsy Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research, 9 4, CR113

Privitera, M D; Welty, T E; Ficker, D M; Welge, J 2002. Vagus nerve stimulation for partial seizures. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 1, CD002896

Privitera,M. D., Welty,T. E., Ficker,D. M., Welge,J. 2002. Vagus nerve stimulation for partial seizures Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (1) 1, CD002896

Welty, Timothy E; Gidal, Barry E; Ficker, David M; Privitera, Michael D 2002. Levetiracetam: a different approach to the pharmacotherapy of epilepsy. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 36 2, 296-304

Welty,T. E., Gidal,B. E., Ficker,D. M., Privitera,M. D. 2002. Levetiracetam: a different approach to the pharmacotherapy of epilepsy The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 36 2, 296

Ficker, D M; Shukla, R; Privitera, M D 2001. Postictal language dysfunction in complex partial seizures: effect of contralateral ictal spread. Neurology, 56 11, 1590-2

Ficker,D. M., Shukla,R., Privitera,M. D. 2001. Postictal language dysfunction in complex partial seizures: effect of contralateral ictal spread Neurology, 56 11, 1590

Ficker, D M 2000. Sudden unexplained death and injury in epilepsy. Epilepsia, 41 Suppl 2 , S7-12

Ficker,D. M. 2000. Sudden unexplained death and injury in epilepsy Epilepsia, 41 Suppl 2 , S7

Szaflarski, J P; Ficker, D M; Cahill, W T; Privitera, M D 2000. Four-year incidence of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in adults in hamilton county, OH. Neurology, 55 10, 1561-3

Szaflarski,J. P., Ficker,D. M., Cahill,W. T., Privitera,M. D. 2000. Four-year incidence of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in adults in hamilton county, OH Neurology, 55 10, 1561

Ficker, D M; So, E L; Mosewich, R K; Radhakrishnan, K; Cascino, G D; Sharbrough, F W 1999. Improvement and deterioration of seizure control during the postsurgical course of epilepsy surgery patients. Epilepsia, 40 1, 62-7

Ficker,D. M., So,E. L., Mosewich,R. K., Radhakrishnan,K., Cascino,G. D., Sharbrough,F. W. 1999. Improvement and deterioration of seizure control during the postsurgical course of epilepsy surgery patients Epilepsia, 40 1, 62

Ficker, D M; Cascino, G D; Clements, I P 1998. Cardiac asystole masquerading as temporal lobe epilepsy. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic, 73 8, 784-6

Ficker, D M; So, E L; Shen, W K; Annegers, J F; O'Brien, P C; Cascino, G D; Belau, P G 1998. Population-based study of the incidence of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Neurology, 51 5, 1270-4

Ficker,D. M., Cascino,G. D., Clements,I. P. 1998. Cardiac asystole masquerading as temporal lobe epilepsy Mayo Clinic proceedings.Mayo Clinic, 73 8, 784

Ficker,D. M., So,E. L., Shen,W. K., Annegers,J. F., O'Brien,P. C., Cascino,G. D., Belau,P. G. 1998. Population-based study of the incidence of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy Neurology, 51 5, 1270

Ficker DM, Westmoreland BF, Sharbrough FW 1997. Lesional temporal lobe epilepsy; ictal semiology and operative outcome. Epilepsy, 1997 10, 298

Ficker, D M; Westmoreland, B F; Sharbrough, F W 1997. Epileptiform abnormalities in hepatic encephalopathy. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society, 14 3, 230-4

Ficker,D. M., Westmoreland,B. F., Sharbrough,F. W. 1997. Epileptiform abnormalities in hepatic encephalopathy Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society, 14 3, 230

Ficker, D M; Hammack, J E 1995. Primary central nervous system lymphoma presenting as autonomic dysfunction. Journal of neuro-oncology, 23 3, 245-8

Ficker,D. M., Hammack,J. E. 1995. Primary central nervous system lymphoma presenting as autonomic dysfunction Journal of neuro-oncology, 23 3, 245