Negar Niknam, MD

Maimonides Physician




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


  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with cholangioscopy andlLithotripsy
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Drainage of Pseudocysts
  • Ablative Therapy
  • Dilation & Stent Placement for Benign and Malignant Structures
  • Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeding & Varices
  • Percutaneous Feeding Tube Placement
  • Resection of Polyps


Medical Degree

Islamic Azad University - Tehran Medical Branch


Queens Hospital Center - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Queens Hospital Center - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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


Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology


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

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