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), cosmetic surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty). Our group's expertise also covers snoring and sleep apnea, 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), and head and neck tumors (cancers, thyroid masses, salivary glands tumors).
Alan H. Shikani, MD, FACS
Dr. Shikani did his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (according to US News, Johns Hopkins has consistently ranked as one of the top Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery programs in the United States for the last 30 years).
Dr. Shikani is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of numerous other national societies, including the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, and the American College of Surgeons. He is a fellow of the Triological Society, the most prestigious society in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery. To be elected to the Triologic membership, a physician must be sponsored by two members of the society and present a once-in-a-lifetime extensive peer-reviewed thesis. Dr. Shikani's thesis pioneered the field of polymer chemotherapy for head and neck cancer.
Dr. Shikani earned the coveted "Maurice H. Cottle Award for Clinical and Basic Research in Rhinology" from the American Rhinologic Society in 2003. The award is given only once per year, in recognition of the most outstanding national and international basic research in the field of rhinology. His research involved in vitro tissue culture of nasal chondrocytes for cartilage tissue engineering and potential use in orthopedics cartilage regeneration. Dr. Shikani was named Baltimore Top Doc in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, and 2017.
Dr. Shikani is the founder and director of the Maryland Ear, Nose and Throat Center. He is the chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Union Memorial, Good Samaritan Hospital and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He is the founder and director of the Maryland Nose and Sinus Center-Rhinology Fellowship and has trained numerous ENT doctors who have come from different parts of the world to spend a year with him specializing in rhinology (diseases of the nose and sinuses). Dr. Shikani has made many ENT inventions which are currently on the market and have improved the lives of many patients. Thousands of patients worldwide have benefited from the Shikani Middle Meatal Antrostomy Stent, the Shikani Speaking Valve and the Shikani Optical Stylet for management of the difficult airway. Dr. Shikani currently holds twenty-four patents and patent applications in his name, he has taught several courses on intellectual property and patenting at the annual meetings of Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has published numerous publications in peer review journals and books, and made many presentations in national and international meetings.
Hosai N. Todd Hesham, MD
Hosai N. Todd Hesham, MD is a board certified Otolaryngologist and is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. After residency she went on to work as an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck surgeon at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Within two years at the Washington DC VA, she was promoted to the position of ENT Section Chief where she lead the ENT section and was closely involved in daily medical student and resident education. She served another 3 years as the Section Chief, prior to relocating to the Baltimore region and joining Maryland Ear Nose and Throat.
Dr. Todd Hesham is a versatile surgeon with experience and knowledge in head and neck cancer, sinus surgery, sleep apnea treatment, salivary gland tumors, thyroid and parathyroid disease, and pediatric ENT. She has presented and published multiple research projects on topics such as: airway stenosis, resident education, timeliness of head and neck cancer treatment, and narrative medicine. She is also involved in multiple charitable organizations that focus on international medical assistance.
Abraham Gol, MD
Abraham Gol MD (Mohammad Abraham Kazemizadeh Gol) is a board certified Otolaryngologist. He completed 5 years of general otolaryngology training at the University of Minnesota where he obtained extensive experience treating all types of disease processes affecting the face, ears, nose, neck, and throat. At the U of M he learned from leading surgeons in the fields of cancer treatment, sinus disease, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngeal surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and ear surgery. He developed a special interest in pediatric and developmental disorders and pursued additional training as a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow at the University of California - Davis. During fellowship, he received extensive experience treating developmental disorders such as cleft lip and cleft palate, microtia (a developmentally small or unformed ear), cleft nasal deformities, micrognathia (a small jaw that could result in sleep apnea in a baby), acquired or developmental hearing loss, craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the sutures in the head resulting in abnormal head shape), pediatric vascular and lymphatic malformations, pediatric head and neck masses, sleep apnea, and pediatric and adult airway stenosis.
Dr. Gol also has an interest in international medicine and has traveled to the Philippines to perform cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for underserved children. He finds helping the underserved one of the most rewarding parts of his career.
Dr. Gol has strong academic interests and has worked on several research projects ranging from hearing loss and ear tumors, to pediatric airway anomalies, to management of children with cleft palates.
Dr. Gol is a strong advocate for his patients and works tirelessly to ensure they receive the best possible care. He is a talented surgeon, but remains cautious about offering surgery unless he truly believes surgery will be helpful for his patients. He is kind, caring, and thoughtful.
When he is not taking care of his patients, Dr. Gol enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and lovely daughter.