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David W. Pincus, MD

David Pincus, M.D.Special Interests


David W. Pincus, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He was born in New Haven, CT in 1963. He grew up in Massachusetts where he attended high school at Deerfield Academy. After graduating from Yale College with a B.S. degree in biology, Dr. Pincus obtained M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. His Ph.D. thesis work focused on the development of precursor cells (stem cells) in the nervous system. He then pursued a neurosurgical residency at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. During his residency training he continued his work with neuronal precursor cells, now with human brain samples, and received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Resident Award in 1996.

After completing his chief residency at Columbia, Dr. Pincus served as a pediatric neurosurgical fellow at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He then accepted a position as an attending at Children’s where he remained for one year prior to being asked to join the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida. As the primary pediatric neurosurgeon at the University of Florida, Dr. Pincus takes care of all neurosurgical problems in children.

Dr. Pincus is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He cares for patients from birth through 21 years of age.