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Nikta Forghani, MD




Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology


Dr. Forghani is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
map & directions

CHOC Children's Newport Beach Endocrine and Diabetes Center
520 Superior Ave.
Suite 160
Newport Beach, CA 92663
phone: 949-631-2062
fax: 877-390-6590
map & directions

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Dr. Nikta Forghani's areas of research interest include estrogen replacement therapy in adolescents with ovarian failure and hypothyroxinemia and prematurity. Dr. Forghani is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. She comleted her fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and she served her internship and residency at Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Forghani received her medical degree from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Forghani is fluent in Farsi and Spanish.

Administrative Appointments

  • Endocrinology, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine


  • Medical School
    University of California at Davis
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, CA
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
    American Board of Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Published Works

Forghani N, Wilson, D. Endocrine Emergencies in A Practical Guide to Pediatric Emergency Medicine, edited by NE Wang, J Shandro, A Sohoni and B Fassl, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, June 2011.

Forghani N, et al., Two new unrelated cases of hereditary 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-resistant rickets with alopecia resulting from the same novel nonsense mutation in the vitamin D receptor gene. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. April 2010.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Type II Diabetes

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine