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Niharika  Khanna

Niharika Khanna M.B.B.S., M.D., D.G.O.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Family & Community Medicine
Secondary Appointments: Pediatrics, Psychiatry
Location: 29 S. Paca Street, 26
Phone: 667-214-1896
Fax: 410-685-1971
Cell: 410-328-5145

Personal History:


B.Sc. 1st year Zoology Honors, Miranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

D.G.O.(Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology), Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

M.B.B.S. Degree and Rotating internship, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology, King George Medical College Lucknow, India


Rotating Internship, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1981

House Surgeon, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1982

Residency, Department of OB/GYN, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1982-86

Residency, Department of OB/GYN, King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1982-86

First year Resident, Department of OB/GYN, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1988-89

First year Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, New York, 1989-90

Resident, Department of Family Medicine,  University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990-92

Research Interests:

Dr. Khanna's research interests are in cervical cancer prevention, cancer disparities and in drug development for use in chemoprevention and as a vaginal microbicide. She is the Principal Investigator on a Phase I/II study of a virus transcription inhibitor in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. This drug is being developed in a parallel track as a vaginal microbicide and the provisional patent is owned by University of Maryland and Dr Khanna.

Dr. Khanna was a coauthor of the DHMH Cervical Cancer Control Plan and continues to serve as Medical Advisor to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program for the State of Maryland. She has held numerous administrative positions and fulfilled leadership roles including serving as: Director of the Home Health Telemedicine initiative for chronic medical diseases in Garrett County; Chair of the Primary Care Committee of the Skin Cancer Coalition of Med Chi and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH); and Somatic Director of the Walter P. Carter Center where she provides medical care to inpatient psychiatric patients. She represented the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians on the DHMH Perinatal Care Standards Revision Committee appointed by the Maryland Secretary of Health in 2004. She also serves on review committees for the National Cancer Institute, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Komen Foundation.

Clinical Speciality:

Health Disparities Research, Training and Outreach; Chronic Disease management using Tele-Home Health


Selected Publications

Khanna, N. Treating Cervical Dysplasia: Why Does It Matter? Editorial, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 23 (2): 151-153 (2010)

Khanna N, Dalby R, Conner A, Church A, Stern J, Frazer N. Phase I Clinical Trial of Repeat Dose Terameprocol Vaginal Ointment in Healthy Female Volunteers. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Jun;35(6):577-82.

McIntosh J, Sturpe D, Khanna N. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practice and Policy Implications for Pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association 2008 Jan-Feb;48(1):e1-3;quiz e14-7.

Khanna N, Dalby R, Tan M, Arnold S, Stern J, Frazer N. Phase I clinical trial of Terameprocol Vaginal Ointment in HPV associated Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Gynecologic Oncology 2007 Dec;107(3):554-562.

Khanna N, Mishra S, Tian G, Tan M, Arnold S, Lee C, Ramachandran S, Bell L, Baquet CR, Lorincz A. HPV Detection in Self-Collected Vaginal Specimens and Matched Physician-Collected Cervical Specimens. Int Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2007;17:615-622.

Khanna N, Sadaphal S, Gravitt P. Screening for Cervical Cancer and HPV: Clinical Aspects. JAAMP 2006;Summer(Vol 17):68-75.

Reynolds PP, Kamei RK, Sundquist J, Khanna N, Palmer E, Palmer T and The GPC Working Group Members. Using the PRACTICE Mnemonic to Apply Cultural Competency to Genetics in Medical Education and Patient Care. Acad Med 2005 Dec;80: 1107-1113.

Brooks SE, Gordon NJ, Guo C, Moses G, Khanna N, Goloubeva OG, Mishra SI. Utilization of Telephone Lay Counselors to Improve Health Communication in an Urban Colposcopy Clinic: A feasibility Study. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys 2005;16:40-45.

Taylor G, Wolff T, Khanna N, Furth PA, Langenberg P. Genital Dysplasia in women infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. JABFP 2004;17:108-13.

Nguyen H, Khanna N. Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction as a presenting manifestation of Systemic Lupus: A case report and review of the literature. Southern Med Journal 2004 Feb:97(2):186-190.

Brooks SE, Langenberg P, Baquet CR, Moses G, Ghosh A, Khanna N. Early detection and screening for ovarian cancer: does physician specialty matter? J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 2002 Jul;13(3):69-75.

Khanna N. HAART use in women with HIV and influence on cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a clinical opinion. J Lower Gen Tract Dis. 2002;6:111--5.

Khanna N, Brooks SE, Chen TT, Simsir A, Gordon N, Taylor G. Atypical and low grade squamous intraepithelial (ASCUS/LSIL) lesions on Papanicolaou smear: Association of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and age with cervical dysplasia. Journal of Human Virology Sept Oct 2001: 4( 5);283-287.

Khanna N, Phillips M. Adherence to care plan in women with abnormal Papanicolaou smears: Barriers and Interventions. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice March/ April 2001; 14 (2):123-130.

Khanna N, Nguyen H. Reversible Acute Renal Failure in Association with Bilateral Ureteral Obstruction and Hydronephrosis in Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001; 184(2): 239-40.

Khanna N, Isles E. An Unsuspected Case of a Degenerating Leiomyoma. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. July-August 2000;13 (4): 305-307.

Khanna, N. Hormonal Therapy and Management of Premenstrual Syndrome. Letter to the Editor: Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. March-April 1999: 12( 2); 181-2.

Khanna N. Exercise in pregnancy. Editorial in American Family Physician, April 15, 1998.

McIntosh J, Sturpe D, Khanna N. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practice and Policy implications for Pharmacists. Pharmacy Today. 2007( Dec);13(12):67-83.

Baquet CR, Mishra SI, Commiskey MA, Khanna N. Clinical trials : A strategy for improving health and reducing health disparities. The Maryland Family Doctor. Winter 2006;42(3):9-12.

Khanna N, Sadaphal S. screening for cervical cancer and HPV. Maryland Family Doctor Summer 2005;42(1):18-19

Gade S, Agarwal P, Khanna N. Internet use in Evidence based primary care Medicine. Maryland Family Doctor. Summer 2005;42(1):14-17.

Khanna N. Human Papillomavirus or HPV- What You Need to Know. Maryland Family Doctor. Summer 2002:39(1);15-6

Khanna N. Human Papillomavirus infections. Baltimore Times Shore Edition. April 2002.

Khanna N. Practice Pearl: Calming the crying infant. Postgraduate Medicine, February 1999:105( 2);227.

Khanna N. Committee report on new physician activities at NWMNP/AAFP conference. Maryland Family Doctor. September 1995.

Khanna N. Thesis on Herpes Simplex Virus infections during pregnancy. December 1985.


Khanna N. Case Report on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in a Young woman, Clinical Case Studies in Infectious Disease, Pearls and Pitfalls for the Primary Care Physician, Volume 4: 2000.

Accepted Papers

Khanna N, Nesbitt L, Roghmann MC, Tacket C. Translation of clinical research into practice: defining the clinician scientist. Accepted Family Medicine December 22, 2008.