Maria Eleni Nikita, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Available for Telehealth Visits

Languages: English

Gender: Female


Young Adult and Adolescent Community Health Services

120 Penn Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-8336

FAX: 410-328-4379

UM Peds Endo Upper Chesapeake

510 Upper Chesapeake Drive
Physicians Pavilion II - Suite 509
Bel Air, MD 21014
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PH: 667-214-2400

FAX: 410-879-7761

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

1708 West Rogers Avenue
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21209
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PH: 410-367-2222

FAX: 410-466-4311

UM Peds Endocrinology Hanover

7556 Teague Road
University Of Maryland Pediatrics
Suite 420
Hanover, MD 21076
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PH: 667-214-1660

FAX: 443-755-0685

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Outpatient Tower

800 Linden Avenue
Floor 8
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 443-682-6800

FAX: 410-856-3847

About Me

Dr. Nikita specializes in pediatric endocrinology with a particular focus on thyroid cancer; diabetes; sexual development disorders; and the care of transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents. She believes in forming and maintaining a partnership with her patients and their families, taking into consideration their environment and concerns beyond the medical reasons for their visit.

Dr. Nikita believes in taking a holistic approach—assessing the whole patient and not just a specific medical issue—to treating children and addressing any family or environmental issues that may impact their health. She also aims to provide her patients with the necessary tools to manage their hormonal issues and become self-sufficient adults. Since joining the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital in 2015, she has been actively involved in managing the endocrine needs of transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents through the Your Trans Care (YTC) specialty program.

Dr. Nikita conducted research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on genetic defects of patients with endocrine neoplasia syndromes. The research focus of her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, was pediatric thyroid cancer. She particularly enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Multiple times over the years, Dr. Nikita has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Baltimore magazine.

Physician Profile: Maria Eleni Nikita, MD