Alan H. Shikani, MD| Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Alan H. Shikani, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Otolaryngology

Languages: English

(410) 554-2171

About me

Alan Shikani, MD, is chief of Otolaryngology and director of the Rhinology Program. His special interests include nasal and sinus surgery, endoscopic sinus techniques, balloon sinuplasty, endoscopic closure of CSF rhinorrhea, minimally invasive skull base surgery, skull base tumors and head and neck cancer. His research developed the Rhinotopic protocol, Head and Neck Cancer, and Rhinology.

Dr. Shikani was named a Baltimore magazine Top Doctor in 2012, was named a 2015 Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine for general adult otolaryngology and otolaryngology (head and neck malignancies). In addition, he has been named a Baltimore magazine Top Doctor for Otolaryngology in 2016-2017, 2019, and 2020.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ear Mass
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Voice Problems
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Adenoiditis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Arytenoid Dislocation
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Ear
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Nerve Damage
  • Cough
  • Crackling Sound In Ears
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia, Oropharyngeal Phase
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Canal Lesions
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Deformity
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Foreign Body (EAR)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Goiter
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head Mass
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss (ASYMMETRICAL)
  • Hearing Loss (CENTRAL)
  • Hearing Loss (CONDUCTIVE)
  • Hearing Loss (MIXED)
  • Hearing Loss (NEURAL)
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Inner Ear Trauma
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngitis
  • Lip Droop
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malformations Of Ear
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Ear
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Disorders Of The Larynx
  • Nose Fracture
  • Nystagmus
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoma
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Perichondritis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Ruptured Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Small Ear Canal
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Stomatitis
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Temporal Bone Fracture
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Plaque
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation (TMP)
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Strain
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Assessment
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Surgery
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Cochlear Implant Hearing Aid Assessment
  • Cochlear Implant Hearing Aid Surgery
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Frenectomy
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngotracheoplasty
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Microvascular Flap Reconstruction
  • Middle Ear Exploration
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Pharyngeal Flap Surgery
  • Pillar Procedure
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Speech Aid Prosthesis
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Stapedectomy
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Tympanometry
  • Tympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Prosthesis
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Practice locations

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200 East 33rd Street
Professional Building Suite 631
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-4455

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1629 York Road
Lutherville, MD, 21093

410-321-1025

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1990)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1987)

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1986)

Medical School: American University of Beirut (1981)

Internship Program: American University of Beirut Medical Center (1981)

Awards

  • Baltimore magazine, Top Doc, 2012, 2015-2017, 2019, 2020