Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD
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Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD


Critical Care Medicine | Male


Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Inglewood, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Niknam is affiliated with Southern California Hospital at Hollywood and Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Pennsylvania |
Fabulous pulmonologist who saved my father's life nearly 10 years ago. We were traveling back from Hawaii and needed to stop in LA as my father was very weak. Upon admittance to Centinela, he was treated by a team of physicians including Dr. Niiknam. They prescribed an antibiotic that ultimately saves his life and after 16 days in ICU he was released. Highly Recommend. I will never forget the tremendous care and treatment.
Hawthorne, CA |
Prescribed a second medication to take with the first. Both do the same thing. Insurance company called and said taking both was dangerous. Said they would make referrals to specialists. Never made the referrals. Prescribed horse pill medication even after I said I had difficulty swallowing. Seemed to lack knowledge and sympathy for my condition. Saw only the Assistant, never the actual doctor.
in Valencia, CA |
Dr. Niknam is the most knowledgeable doctors I know. He is a man of great integrity and dignity. He is literally a life saver. It seems he is always on call and ready to help anybody in need. Thank you for everything you do, Dr. Niknam.
in Inglewood, CA |
I had a pleasant experience. I first was seen by Dr. Niknam's PA who was very compassionate and thorough. And then Dr. Niknam made sure I understood everything and had all my questions answered. I would recommend to anyone.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I was relieved to not wait too long after such a rough day. Dr. Niknam's PA Truc was patient to hear everything I had to say and responded with great amount of care. There wasn't an issue and I appreciate their services.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Staff was nice and friendly. A long wait but when it was my turn, I had all my questions answered and felt relief that I got answers.
in Culver City, CA |
Saw Dr. Niknam's PA Tru. She was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable and thorough with her evaluation. It is very comforting to see someone take their time to care for you and and explain what is happening and why. Very friendly and also professional at the same time. There are no complaints here! :)
in Costa Mesa, CA |
I took my mom to her appointment with Dr. Niknam and I was very pleased. The staff was polite and accommodating and Dr. Niknam was very thorough talking with my mom and I. His NP, I believe her name was Truc, was very sweet and easy to talk to as well. You can tell she really cares about her patients!
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    •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Critical Care Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Alkalosis
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • Bronchospasm
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Cough
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Emphysema
    • Empyema
    • Fungal Infections
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Lung Abscess
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Nodule
    • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumonia
    • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Insufficiency
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Viral Infection


    • Medical School
      Tabriz University / Faculty Of Medicine (University Of Azarabadegan)

      Graduated in 1981

    • Internship Hospital
      Loyola Med Ctr/Hines Va Hosp

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      Loyola Med Ctr/Hines Va Hosp

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      U Minn Hosps

      Completed in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Farsi

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Respiratory Management
    • Thoracentesis