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.
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
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