Dr. Shikani was named a “Top Doctor” in the specialty of Otolaryngology by Baltimore Magazine in 2012-13 and 2015-2020. Twenty-thousand physicians in Maryland are reviewed every year in Maryland by Baltimore Magazine and only those M.D.s with the highest number of peer recommendations make the “Top Doctors” list.
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 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.