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David Diamond, MD

David Diamond
Medical Director, Adjunct Professor, Physician Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale

Dr. Diamond joined the Nova Southeastern University at Ft. Lauderdale Physician Assistant program as Medical Director in July, 2022.  He follows in the footsteps of his late father, Dr. Morton A. Diamond, who was a beloved member of the Nova Southeastern family from 1995 to 2021.

Dr. Diamond maintains an active practice in radiation oncology in Central Florida, where he has had the privilege to treat some 15,000 cancer patients during his career. He has been voted by his peers a “Top Doctor” in Central Florida for the past 12 consecutive years. 

In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Medicine; his selection was subsequently unanimously confirmed by the Florida Senate.  In December 2021, he was elected as Chair, Florida Board of Medicine.  The Florida Board of Medicine is an apolitical body that, amongst its varied duties, oversees the professional conduct of over 120,000 physicians and physician assistants in the State of Florida.

Raised in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Diamond graduated from Princeton University cum laude with a degree in Art and Archeology.  As an undergraduate, Dr. Diamond spent one year in Hong Kong and China on scholarship.

He earned his medical degree with research honors from the University of Florida. He completed his internship at Yale University and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, where he was co-chief resident for two years.

He is a former six-year Chancellor of the American College of Radiation Oncology and served for seven years on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on Medical Isotopes.

Dr. Diamond also serves as a medical advisor to several start-up companies focused on liquid biopsy technologies for cancer screening, therapeutic selection, and monitoring of disease response.

In his blended family, he is the proud father of 6 children.

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