Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

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Dr. Alan Shikani, MD


Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) | Male

Maryland Ear Nose & Throat Ctr 200 E 33rd St Ste 631, Baltimore, MD 21218 Get Directions
(410) 554-4455

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Maryland ENT Center, LLC is the choice Ear, Nose and Throat practice in the Baltimore area; we specialize in nasal...Read more

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

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Patient Reviews (6)
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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Dr. Shikani says...

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

Dr. Shikani's Care Philosophy

Our Patients Come First!

Dr. Shikani says...

Rhinology and all aspects of nasal and sinus diseases. General ENT. Snoring. Head & Neck diseases.

Dr. Shikani says...

Our physicians are all board certified otolaryngologists and experts in all diseases on ear, nose and throat disorders, as well the subspecialties of rhinology and facial cosmetic surgery. We offer quality care and state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for all aspects of ENT care, including sinusitis care, nasal obstruction, snoring disorders and cosmetic surgical (septorhinoplasty) and general medical ENT services. We combine the latest advances in medical technology with compassionate and ethical care. We use state-of-the-art practice management and electronic health records systems.

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 experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    American Univerity Of Beirut

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1991

    Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

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

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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