Negar Niknam, MD

Specialties

Gastroenterology

Languages

English, Farsi,

About Me

Dr. Negar Niknam attended a seven year medical school in Tehran, Iran, where she was born and raised. Although she was an athlete, she pursued a career in medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Queens Hospital Center - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was Chief Resident and was awarded 'Best Resident in Teaching and Research'. She completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at Maimonides Medical Center. She then completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of South Florida - Tampa General Hospital and the Moffit Cancer Center. Today she is an advanced/therapeutic endoscopist at Maimonides, performing a variety of advanced procedures, and is part of the Maimonides Pancreas, Liver and Biliary Program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced/Interventional Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Disorders of Gastrointestinal system including cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions
  • Diseases of Pancreas and Biliary Tree
  • Benign & malignant strictures and obstruction of gastrointestinal system
  • Choledocholithiasis (bile duct stones)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of pancreatic cysts and cancer
  • Polyp removal
  • Barrett's Esophagus

Treatments

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with cholangioscopy andlLithotripsy
  • Diagnostic & therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Drainage of pseudocysts
  • Ablative therapy
  • Dilation & stent placement for benign and malignant strictures
  • treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding & varices
  • Percutaneous feeding tube placement
  • Resection of polyps

Education

Medical Degree

Islamic Azad University - Tehran Medical Branch

Internship

Queens Hospital Center - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residency

Queens Hospital Center - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Fellowship

Maimonides Medical Center; University of South Florida - Tampa General Hospital & Moffit Cancer Center

Board

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare

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