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About David Piccioni, MD, PhD

David Piccioni, MD, PhD, is a certified neuro-oncologist and board-certified neurologist who specializes in treating primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and nervous system. He also has expertise in treating neurological complications of cancer and side effects of brain cancer treatment, such as headaches and seizures.

Dr. Piccioni is the director of Clinical Neuro-Oncology at UC San Diego Health and also serves as the disease team leader for the CNS/Brain Tumor Program at Moores Cancer Center.+

As an associate professor in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Piccioni conducts research to translate discoveries into novel treatments and clinical trials, and to determine markers of treatment response. He focuses on molecular and genetic profiling of individual tumors and using this knowledge to develop personalized target therapy.

Dr. Piccioni's post-doctoral training included a neurology residency at University of California, Los Angeles, as well as fellowships in clinical pharmacology and neuro-oncology, also at UCLA. He earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in neuroscience at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Piccioni is board certified in neurology and clinical pharmacology. He holds certification in neuro-oncology from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Piccioni has received numerous awards recognizing him for his exceptional and passionate patient care, including the Physicians of Exceptional Excellence Award in Neurology from the San Diego County Medical Society in 2019 and the UC San Diego Health's 2020 Physician of the Year.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Brain Tumors. For more information on neurology at UC San Diego Health, see Neurological Institute.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Doctoral Degree

  • SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Residency

  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Brain Tumors
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted