Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Alan Shikani, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from American Univerity of Beirut in 1980 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.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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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
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!"

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

79  Conditions Treated

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37  Procedures

  • 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
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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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
48 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
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.


Patient Comments (10)

I am an RN with MedStar Health and had my husband use Dr Shikani for that reason for sinus surgery. MedStar had changed billing and insurance using a tier system. Office not up front about cost and continually didn’t follow up with phone calls about our concerns. At one point 3-4 years passed then...more
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I was seen by another ENT first and wasn't happy at all. Glad I was referred to Dr. Shikani. He is a brilliant man, He performed septorhinoplasty on me and I cannot thank him enough for giving me back the ability to breath normally. He was very reassuring and explained everything to me before...more
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Dr Shikani is an amazing doctor! His staff were very help and he answered every question I had very thoroughly. I can breath now!
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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.
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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.
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