David A. Helft, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.A.P
Born and raised in New York, Dr. Helft moved to New Orleans in 1992 to complete a Masters Degree in Public Health & Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. He then attended medical school at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, and completed his pediatric residency at LSU in New Orleans in 2001. Geaux Tigers!!!
After working in a group practice in Titusville for 2 years, Dr. Helft moved to Melbourne in 2003 and started his own pediatric practice a year later. In July of 2005, Dr. Helft’s dream of building a brand new, kid-friendly office was completed and Pediatric Wizards moved into its current location at 1310 West Eau Gallie Boulevard.
His dream of becoming a pediatrician began at the age of 6, when he was involved in a near-fatal car accident. After multiple surgeries, weeks of hospitalization and extensive rehab, it became clear that he was destined to take care of children. He also survived the loss of his mother at age 13, and became determined to be a pediatrician in order to help improve the lives of children and enable them to overcome obstacles as well.
Dr. Helft was named one of the Top Pediatricians in America. He is a Board-Certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, caring for children in Brevard County and surrounding communities since 2001. He has hospital privileges at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Dr. Helft has been named an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He also has a 5 year-old son named Michael Alexander and 3 dogs and 2 dragons.