Hooman Nikizad, MD

Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hand
Accepting New Patients


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1500 San Pablo Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033
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1441 Eastlake Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90089
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1812 Verdugo Blvd , Glendale, CA 91208

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, Persian
About Hooman Nikizad, MD

Hooman Nikizad, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Keck Medicine of USC.  He has a particular interest in all aspects of hand & upper extremity surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, and peripheral nerve surgery. He treats hand and wrist trauma, arthritis, and tendon, nerve, and vascular pathology in the upper extremities.


Dr. Nikizad received his MD from the University of Illinois-Chicago and later trained in an integrated residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he had a broad exposure to hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction. He then pursued further specialization and completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.


In his spare time, Dr. Nikizad appreciates the outdoors, including hiking, cycling, and tennis.



I believe the most important part of working with patients is to see myself in their shoes and make sure I am treating every patient as I would want to be treated. I strive to listen well and support my patients so that we reach a shared decision at every step of the treatment process. It is a pleasure to see patients regain the use of their hands and return to their work and hobbies.


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Hand
Areas of Focus

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Microvascular Reconstruction

General Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Brachial Plexus Surgery

Wrist and Elbow Pain

Rheumatoid Hand and Wrist Reconstruction

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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