About the Doctor
Dr. Nikkhou completed his undergraduate studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences and Neuroscience. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and completed his M.D. Thesis on “Role of Active Surveillance in Small Renal Masses.” Dr. Nikkhou is passionate about public health and decreasing health disparities. While at Yale, he provided free healthcare to the uninsured through the Haven Free clinic, performed surgery abroad in Zambia, completed the Connecticut Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellows program, and was on the board of the Yale Latino Medical Association.
Dr. Nikkhou completed his surgery internship and residency in Urology at the LAC-USC Medical Center. At USC, Dr. Nikkhou trained and operated with some of the most world-renowned experts in Laparoscopic & Robotic urologic surgery, open Urologic Oncology, Endourology, and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. While Dr. Nikkhou enjoys all aspects of urology, he is particularly interested in improving his patients’ quality of life and shortening their time to recovery using minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery.
Dr. Nikkhou is married and has two young children. Outside of urology, he enjoys traveling and the outdoors, cooking and fitness. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi (Persian).
Throughout his education and training career, Dr. Nikkhou has been a strong patient advocate. He treats patients as a whole and not as a condition, and will do everything he can to help you heal.
Education & Training:
B.S. Physiological Sciences, Neurological sciences
Summa Cum Laude
M.D. Thesis: Active Surveillance and Volume Monitoring in Small Renal Masses
Internship, General Surgery (2012-2013)
Residency, Urology (2013-2017)
USC Resident Teaching Award (2014)
John Stein Excellence Award (2016)
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