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David Arkin, D.P.M.

Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Dr. David B. Arkin is a podiatric physician in private practice in Big Flats, New York. This is a suburban practice located in the Big Flats medical complex in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Dr. Arkin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979 with academic honors. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1983, graduating in the top ten percent of his class.

Dr. Arkin pursued post-graduate residency training at The Veterans Administration Medical Center, a teaching facility as well as a training hospital for Stanford Medical School. He rotated through various clinical settings including dermatology, endocrinology, rheumatology, radiology, as well as podiatric surgery. The program was a medical and surgical residency in which he performed 116 surgical cases consisting of more than 250 total procedures. He received excellent training in the diagnosis and treatment of foot pathology.

Upon completing this residency he joined a group practice in Corning, New York, as an associate. He became a full partner in the group after two years, and continued full time in this setting for 11 years. On average seeing 20-30 patient visits daily in the office four days weekly. One day each week was spent performing surgical procedures in several area hospitals, in addition to consulting privileges at major skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Arkin obtained board certification in foot and ankle surgery in 1989, and was recertified in 1998.

In 1995 Dr. Arkin initiated a solo practice in the professional medical complex located in Big Flats, New York. In this setting he continues to provide full time medical and surgical care for acute and chronic foot disorders. He had the distinction of being the first podiatric physician to perform foot surgery in the two local hospitals in Elmira, New York.

Dr. Arkin has developed an excellent general podiatry practice, seeing patients ranging from infants to geriatrics. His relationship with other members of the medical community is one of mutual respect and professionalism. His aspiration is to provide the highest quality care to his patients. He strives to treat each individual as he would like to be treated.

In addition to his practice in New York, Dr. Arkin has sought out two short-term medical missions, first in 1997 and again in 2000. It is his desire to serve in medically impoverished areas. During these tours he has brought podiatric medicine and surgery to the Wesleyan Hospital on La Gonave, Haiti. While there he has performed surgical procedures, taught nursing classes, and trained radiology technicians as part of a larger medical team.

Dr. Arkin and his wife, Nancy, reside in Big Flats, New York with their three children who attend schools in nearby Corning. They're an active family with interests in most sports, especially hiking, baseball, and skiing. During the summer they enjoy fishing and swimming at Petonia Lake in Greene, N.Y. They also practice "family gardening" and have tried beekeeping and maple syrup making. Their favorite crops are raspberries and pumpkins, which the children have been able to market in good years. The family also enjoys photography, music, theater, and films. Lastly, Dr. Arkin has special interests in biblical archeology and the family takes an active part in their local church, reaching out to many volunteer activities in their community.


Curriculum Vitae


1983 -1984 Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. 94304

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency

W. Laine, D.P.M., FACFS - Podiatric Director

Kohatsu, M.D. - Medical Director

1979 - 1983 California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, Ca. 94115

Bachelor of Basic Medical Science Degree - 1981

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - 1983

1975 - 1979 State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901

Bachelor of Science Degree - Biochemistry - 1979

Awards and Honors

1989-1993 Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Allegany County Chapter, New York State Association for Retarded Citizens

1981 - 1982 President, Pi Delta Honor Society

National Podiatric Honor Society

1983 The National Dean's List

California College of Podiatric Medicine

1975 -1979 New York State Regents Scholarship Award

State University of New York at Binghamton

1979 Outstanding Academic Performance Award

State University of New York at Binghamton


Use of Closed Suction Drain in Implant Surgery

by David Arkin, D.P.M., D. Rubin, D.P.M., A. Tabb, D.P.M.

Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1987.

Doppler Ultrasound and Digital Pressures in the Determination for Healing in the Feet,

Kevin Kirby, D.P.M, David B. Arkin, D.P.M.,., Wilfred Laine, D.P.M.

Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol.77, No. 7, 1987.

Diabetes Mellitus: Arterial Insufficiency with Application to Podiatric Medicine

David Arkin, BS , Pi Delta Honor Society Journal, May 1983.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Nondisplaced Calcaneal Fractures: A Case Report

David Arkin, D.P.M., Kevin A. Kirby, D.P.M., Wilfred Laine, D.P.M., 1984.


Special Projects and Activities

Missionary Podiatric Surgeon, La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital, Haiti

Science Fair Judge, Corning-Painted Post School District

District Leadership Team, Corning-Painted Post School District

Volunteer Podiatrist, American Diabetes Association National Foot Screening

Dresser-Rand Corp. Health Day Volunteer

Alumni Association Member, Binghamton University

American Heart Association Walkathon Volunteer

CLP Little League Baseball, Umpire and Coach

Nursing Inservice Lecturer: Geriatric/ Diabetic Footcare

Steuben County Beekeepers Association, Member

Community Outreach, First United Methodist Church

Addison Triathlon, Volunteer Podiatrist

Wineglass Marathon, Course Coordinator

Corning Community College Health Fair, Podiatry Educator

March of Dimes Walkathon, Volunteer Podiatrist

YMCA Disabled Children's Swim, Volunteer Instructor

"Calcaneus" Yearbook Photographer

Mobile Foot Health Clinic, SF, Coordinator

Lower Extremity Arthrology Dissection, Prosector

General Anatomy Dissection, Teaching Assistant

Department Neurophysiology, UCSF, Research Assistant

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Chair, Ethics and Grievance Committee, So. Tier Division NYSPMA

Ethics Committee, Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, New York

Infection Control Committee, St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, New York

American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Diplomate - Foot and Ankle Surgery

American Heart Association, CPR Provider

American Podiatric Medical Association, Active Member

New York State Podiatric Medical Association, Active Member

Hospital Staff Appointments

Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira New York 14901

Corning Hospital, Corning, New York 14830

Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, New York 14810

St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, New York 14905

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