Dr. David McKalip, MD

Dr. David McKalip, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. David McKalip, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

1955 1st Ave N Ste 101

Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

Contact Information

(727) 822-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
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Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 83% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 50% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 48% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKalip has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. David McKalip, MD
Notice that any less than positive patient review is countered by Mckalip stating that the comments are inaccurate, falsehoods or just plain wrong. Strange that so many people can all be wrong. And of course, he is always right. As the famous expression goes, "My son Johnny isn't 0ut of step,...Read More
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Ima Neveragain in st petersburg, fl – Dec 08, 2017
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Dr. McKalip did surgery on my back, a lumbar lamonectomy.Before surgery, I could not walk without a walker and only about 50 to 70 yards without stoping to sit down. After surgery I have a brand new pair of legs, within three weeks time Im walking a mile three times a day. In my opinion he...Read More
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Sam in Bradenton – Nov 16, 2017
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My wife had to have emergency back surgery. The ambulance took her to St. Anthony's. Dr. Mckalip was assigned as her surgeon and she had surgery the next day. He wanted 1/2 payment up front. After the surgery, he did a 5 min post op follow up 4 weeks later and that has been it. Anytime we have a...Read More
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AJ in St Petersburg, FL – Jul 26, 2016
It is unfortunate that this patient's husband has...Read More
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I scheduled an appt 2 weeks out, and then the day of the appt the office calls to say they won't take us as a patient because I was a car accident where it was the other drivers fault and they don't rely on pip or car isnurance to get paid. So now I have to wait another 2 weeks to get in somewhere...Read More
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St Petersburg, FL – Jun 23, 2016
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