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Nikhil V. Sikand

Nikhil V. Sikand, MD


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

Nikhil Sikand, MD, specializes in cardiovascular disease at Stamford Health and offers compassionate, innovative care to heart patients of all ages.

After earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Sikand completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine. To pursue his great interest in the heart, Dr. Sikand performed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at New York University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Clinic Fellow.

Dr. Sikand has authored and co-authored several articles including  “Body Mass Index Distribution in a Cohort Of Adult Fontan Patients.” (Fontan is a type of heart surgery.)

Dr. Sikand also enjoys teaching. Over the years, he has led study groups and simulation exercises and delivered presentations to medical students.

At Stamford Health, Dr. Sikand uses advanced imaging techniques – including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology – to see and evaluate the function of the heart. Dr. Sikand delivers personalized care and is fully dedicated to helping his patients live full, healthy lives.



Special Interests

  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging


  • Cardiovascular Disease


Medical School

Tufts University School Of Medicine


Yale-New Haven Hospital


New York University School Of Medicine

Published Work

Sikand N, Fahey JT, Elder RW. “Body mass index distribution in a cohort of adult Fontan patients.” Abstract. ACHD Skamania Symposium, Stevenson, Washington, June 2016.

Gupta A. and Sikand N. “Pilot study to examine the effect of a simple intervention during rounds on lab-ordering practices among inpatient house-staff teams – The ‘Labs tomorrow’ study.” Abstract presented at: SGIM 2016. Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine; 2016 May 11-14; Hollywood, FL.

Branda, J, Strle, F, Strle K, Sikand N, Ferraro MJ and Steere, AC. “Performance of United States Serologic Assays in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis Acquired in Europe. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2013 Aug;57(3):333-40. 2013 Apr 16.

Li, X, Strle K, Wang, P, Acosta, McHugh G, Sikand, N, Strle F and Steere. AC, “Differential Serum Antibody Responses to Tick-Specific Borrelia burgdorferi Antigens in North American and European Patients with Lyme Borreliosis.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013 Sep; 208(6):934-41. 2013 Jun 12

McKay, C, Sikand N, Anderson L. "Differentiating Transaminase Elevations caused by Rhabdomyolysis from Those Caused by Hepatic Disease". Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2010, Vol 17 No. 5 Suppl 1 Abstract # 136.

Board Certifications

  • Comprehensive (c) - National Board of Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

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