Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Alan Shikani, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

200 E 33rd St Ste 631

Baltimore, MD 21218

Contact Information

(410) 554-4455

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Shikani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shikani "Maryland ENT Center, LLC is the choice Ear, Nose and Throat practice in the Baltimore area; we specialize in nasal and sinus disorders (sinusitis, nasal obstruction, nasal deformities, nasal allergy), and cosmetic surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty). Our group's expertise also covers voice and swallowing disorders (hoarseness, acid reflux, swallowing difficulty), hearing and equilibrium disorders (hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness), pediatric ENT diseases (tonsils, adenoids and ear infections), snoring and sleep Apnea, and head and neck tumors (cancers, thyroid masses, salivary glands tumors). Our physicians are leaders in the field of otolaryngology, and have provided ENT care in the Baltimore area since 1984. The group was founded in 1997 by Alan Shikani MD, FACS who completed his residency and fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr Shikani is Director of the Maryland Nose & Sinus Center Rhinology Fellowship Program, Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, the MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and at Sinai Hospital, three large teaching hospitals in Baltimore. Since 2006, numerous ENT doctors have come from different places in the world to spend one year training as Rhinology fellows at the Maryland Nose & Sinus Center. Dr. Alan Shikani did his residency and fellowship training at the department of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, ranked the #1 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery program in the United States by US News and World Report. Dr Shikani is the founder of the Maryland Nose and Sinus Center and the director of the Rhinology Fellowship at the Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore). Since 2006, several rhinology fellows from the US and various areas of the world have come to Baltimore to spend one entire year training under Dr. Shikani and specializing in the field of rhinology, and become rhinology faculty in their respective institutions. Dr. Shikani has published numerous articles and textbooks chapters, and contributed to several innovations in the field of rhinology and otolaryngology in general. He has published numerous publications in peer review journals and books, and made numerous presentations in national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology national meetings and specialty rhinology meetings in the US and around the world. Dr. Shikani has many inventions and currently holds twenty patents. Dr. Shikani earned in 2003 the coveted "Maurice H. Cottle Award for Clinical and Basic Research in Rhinology" given once a year by the American Rhinologic Society for the most outstanding work research in rhinology"


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Care Philosophy

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Our Patients Come First!"



  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction


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Background Check

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  • American Univerity Of Beirut
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shikani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shikani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shikani to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Shikani Says:

At the Maryland ENT Center, we constantly strive to provide the best and most up-to-date ENT care for our patients.

Dr. Shikani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Baltimore, MD |
Dr Shikani is an amazing doctor! His staff were very help and he answered every question I had very thoroughly. I can breath now!
Washington, DC |
Worst experience of my life from billing for procedures he didn't do, to prescribing antibiotics for a nonexistent infectuon. This man should not be practicing medicine.
Stamford, CT |
My sinuses were in totally messed up for 50 years. In 2.5 hours of surger, this doctor repaired me to now i can breathe, no more sinus head aches, and I am not popping sudafed like candy.
in Rosedale , MD |
Dr Shakani is very professional and very caring physician. I had a paralyzed vocal cord for 8 yrs with frequent choking on fluids as well as food, and my voice was raspy. When the weather changed I would have difficulty talking. Then I saw Dr Shakani, he recommended plumping up the paralyzed vocal cord with my own fat. It was the best thing I ever did, my voice is clear and no more choking. My husband and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to Dr Shakani and his staff f or a job well done.
in Baltimore, Maryland |
Wow, from my first visit with him, I knew I was going to receive QUALITY. Dr. Shikani was very compassionate and will to listen to my problems with my sinuses. Even though I was anxious, he took the extra mile to assure I'd be ok due to other medical issues I have. Ny surgery was April 27th 2016, snd I must say it was so worth it. By..by bad SINUSES..I CAN SMELL BETTER and BREATHE BETTER. I AM ONE HAPPY PATIENT. Dr. Shikani, you and your team ROCKS. I personally thank you for enhancing my health
in Towson, MD |
I was seen as an emergency for a very bad nose bleed. His office staff got me in right away, and Dr. Shikani took great care of me. I was extremely nervous and upset, but he calmed me down and got the bleeding to stop. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an ENT. He's very caring, and has a compassionate bed side manner, which was really appreciated during my scary nose bleed.
in Baltimore, Maryland |
nothing but good things to say about my experience. Sinus surgery went perfect and a septum repair and I am almost 100% healed after 2 weeks. Thank you!!!
in Baltimore, MD |
Started out LATE with a heavily accented doctor and Shikani came in at the end to check things off and try to get me to sign up for sinus surgery. He didn't even really look at me once the during the short time he was actually in the room. I got a second opinion and I didn't even need sinus surgery! Stay away. Too bad since the staff is pretty nice.
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  • Aetna
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  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Humana
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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    PHCS Network PPO
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  • Priority Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Shikani has admitting privileges

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
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Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
201 E University Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
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