Dr. Issam Essa Cheikh, MD

Dr. Issam Essa Cheikh, MD

Dr. Issam Essa Cheikh, MD

Languages: English, Arabic
Phone: 410-554-4511
Fax: 410-554-6490

Contact this Provider:

  • Endocrinology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal glucose metabolism
  • achondroplasia
  • addison's disease
  • adrenal adenoma
  • adrenal atrophy
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Procedures I Perform
  • bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • diabetes education
  • fine needle aspiration of thyroid
  • insulin pump
  • radioiodine therapy
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About the Provider

Issam Cheikh, MD, FACP, FACE, is Emeritus Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and director of the Diabetes and Endocrine Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. After completing his residency training in internal medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cheikh completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Maryland.
He founded the Division of Endocrinology at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and developed the endocrinology fellowship training program along with one of the largest diabetes and endocrine practices in the region. Dr. Cheikh has directed the longest-running annual diabetes symposium of its kind since 1976 and has gained numerous awards for teaching and service. Dr. Cheikh is a adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Issam Cheikh, MD, named 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 "Top Docs" by Baltimore Magazine for endocrinology/diabetes care.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1975)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1973)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1971)
  • Medical School: Damascus University (1968)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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  • 2015-2017, 2019, and 2020 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine