Niccos J. David, DPM

Private Practice

2006 - Present
Associate Physician - Florida Foot and Ankle Physicians - Fort Myers, FL

Surgical and Admitting Staff Privileges at the following hospitals:

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Health Park
  • Cape Coral Hospital

    Licensed to practice in the state of Florida

Residency Training

2003-2006
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital - Binghamton, NY           

    • Director: Guido A. LaPorta, D.P.M.
    • Three years of surgical training focusing on foot and ankle deformity correction.
    • Additional training in the surgical treatment for diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot infections and limb salvage.
    • Specialized training in the use of external fixation for foot and ankle trauma and deformity correction.
    • Advanced training in wound care techniques and skin grafting.

Notable Residency Rotations

2004-2005
Crouse Hospital - Syracuse, NY
Plastic and Hand Surgery of Central New York - Syracuse, NY

  • Bruce Shafiroff, MD
  • Emphasis on peripheral nerve surgery for diabetic neuropathy

 

2005
Sinai Hospital
International Center for Limb Lengthening - Baltimore, MD

  • Dror Paley, M.D., and John Herzenberg, M.D., Co-Directors
  • Emphasis on adult and pediatric orthopedic deformity planning and correction
  • Special focus on limb lengthening and deformity correction via external fixation, treatment of
    non-unions, bone defects and infections, and Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment.

Workshops and Certifications

September 2005           
Taylor Spatial Frame Workshop   Memphis, TN                                             

  • Instructors-Guido LaPorta, D.P.M., George Vito D.P.M., Charles Taylor, M.D.
  • External fixation device used for correction of complex foot deformities
  • Workshop focused on frame application and software programming

 

September 2005           
Baltimore Limb Deformity Course - Baltimore, MD

  • Instructors- Dror Paley, M.D., Bradley Lamm, D.P.M.
  • The course discussed deformity planning using the CORA method
  • Sheraton Inner Harbor – Baltimore, MD

 

May 2005                     
Pressure-Specified Sensory Device (PSSD) Certification                                   

  • Device used for quantitative measurement of neuropathy
  • Institute of Peripheral Nerve Surgery – Baltimore, MD

 

November 2003            
Use of the Illizarov External Fixator for the correction of complex foot deformities

  • Instructor-Guido A Laporta, D.P.M.
  • Basic instrumentation and technique workshop
  • Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society Conference – Scranton, PA

 

September 2003           
Surgical Laser Certification                                                      

  • Nd:Yag and CO2 Laser training used for Verruca Ablation
  • In-service at Lourdes Hospital – Binghamton, NY

Research Publications and Lectures

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
64th Annual Scientific Conference, Las Vegas, NV March, 2006

  • A Retrospective Study of Triple Arthrodesis with the Stealth™ Fusion System
  • The Correction of Cavovarus Foot Deformity utilizing the Taylor Spatial Frame
  • Surgical Repair for Lateral Ankle Instability
  • The Use of Neurwrap™ in Tarsal Tunnel Surgery

 

Second International Foot and Ankle Congress
Toronto, ON, Canada May, 2005

  • Evaluation of Osteosynthesis Utilizing Memory Compression Staples in Foot Surgery
  • Apical Axis Placement in the Correction of Hallux Valgus Deformity

 

Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society Conference
Scranton, PA ,November 2004            

  • “Non-enzymatic Glycosylation of Bone and Soft Tissue” 
  • Discussed the effects of hyperglycemia on bone and tissues in diabetics

 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education

1999 - 2003
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree

  • Awarded merit scholarship for undergraduate academic achievement

1993 - 1996
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • Major in Microbiology and Cell Science.
  • Minor in Chemistry