Niharika Khanna, M.D. , Director

Dr. Niharika Khanna brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her role as Program Director for the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Maryland Multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home Program. She is a family physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she also serves as the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Her experiences in primary care include clinical family medicine practice in obstetrics at the University of Maryland Family Medicine office for the past 21 years. She is now the senior physician in a new Immediate Care Center affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine, providing care to students and staff. She has provided clinical leadership as the Director of Somatic Services for the Walter P. Carter Center (WPCC), working with hospitalized mentally ill patients for 10 years. Additionally, Dr. Khanna has worked in the WPCC methadone clinics, providing primary care to methadone-maintained patients, as well as participating in a study as a Clinical Principal Investigator to explore Methadone prescribing in primary care. Dr. Khanna worked for two years at the Columbia Medical Plan, a Care First staff model HMO.

Dr. Khanna is the Chair of the Public Health Committee in the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and has engaged in numerous statewide initiatives. Most recently, Dr. Khanna represented the MAFP on the Hospital Standard Setting Committee for the DHMH. She was elected to represent the MAFP on the DHMH Task Force for Patient-Centered Medical Homes. She is a member of the Clinical Committee for the University of Maryland President’s Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Khanna is the Educational Engagement Director for the Maryland Regional Collaborative to provide translational Community Grand Rounds for Federally Qualified Health Centers. These educational forums present an opportunity for bi-directional flow of cutting-edge research into community practices and clinical implementation issues to the University educators.

Dr. Khanna has held several clinical and clinical research leadership positions in cancer prevention and women’s health. She serves as Medical Advisor to the DHMH Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and recently co-authored the Cancer Control Plan for Cervical Cancer. She has served as Principal Investigator on several clinical trials in cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus clinical studies, the development of novel therapies for cervical cancer prevention and the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.
Dr. Khanna graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, India, completed her Family Medicine residency at University of Maryland and is a recent BIRCWH scholar (National Institutes of Health Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health). She continues to have an active primary care practice and teaches at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has spent 21 years at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as full time faculty and has authored several scholarly papers and book chapters.
Dr. Niharika Khanna brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her role as Program Director for the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Maryland Multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home Program. She is a family physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she also serves as the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Her experiences in primary care include clinical family medicine practice in obstetrics at the University of Maryland Family Medicine office for the past 21 years. She is now the senior physician in a new Immediate Care Center affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine, providing care to students and staff. She has provided clinical leadership as the Director of Somatic Services for the Walter P. Carter Center (WPCC), working with hospitalized mentally ill patients for 10 years. Additionally, Dr. Khanna has worked in the WPCC methadone clinics, providing primary care to methadone-maintained patients, as well as participating in a study as a Clinical Principal Investigator to explore Methadone prescribing in primary care. Dr. Khanna worked for two years at the Columbia Medical Plan, a Care First staff model HMO.

Dr. Khanna is the Chair of the Public Health Committee in the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and has engaged in numerous statewide initiatives. Most recently, Dr. Khanna represented the MAFP on the Hospital Standard Setting Committee for the DHMH. She was elected to represent the MAFP on the DHMH Task Force for Patient-Centered Medical Homes. She is a member of the Clinical Committee for the University of Maryland President’s Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Khanna is the Educational Engagement Director for the Maryland Regional Collaborative to provide translational Community Grand Rounds for Federally Qualified Health Centers. These educational forums present an opportunity for bi-directional flow of cutting-edge research into community practices and clinical implementation issues to the University educators.
Dr. Khanna has held several clinical and clinical research leadership positions in cancer prevention and women’s health. She serves as Medical Advisor to the DHMH Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and recently co-authored the Cancer Control Plan for Cervical Cancer. She has served as Principal Investigator on several clinical trials in cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus clinical studies, the development of novel therapies for cervical cancer prevention and the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.
Dr. Khanna graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, India, completed her Family Medicine residency at University of Maryland and is a recent BIRCWH scholar (National Institutes of Health Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health). She continues to have an active primary care practice and teaches at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has spent 21 years at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as full time faculty and has authored several scholarly papers and book chapters.

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