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Nikkita F. Southall, MD

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2272 (UMMC)

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 605-7000 x 6213 (VA)


(410) 328-0267

Education and Training


1994 - 1998     B.S., Biology magna cum laude   Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

1998 – 2002     M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

2002 - 2005      Internal Medicine Residency Training, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

2005-2006        Chief medical resident, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore VA Medical      Center






Dr. Southall is an assistant professor of medicine and associate residency program director for the Internal Medicine residency program. She is the director of ambulatory education, director of the preliminary track within the residency program and the deputy director of the residency program at the VA Medical Center. Within the school of medicine Dr. Southall is the course director for ICM-IV and co-course director for the Primary Care Track.

Her clinical focus is general outpatient medicine with an emphasis on women's health and nutrition.

Highlighted Publications

1.                  Flickinger C., Howards S., Baran M., Pessoa N., Herr J.  Appearance of ‘natural’ antisperm autoantibodies after sexual maturation of normal Lewis rats. Journal of Reproductive  Immunology 33; 3:127-145, 1997.

2.                  Southall, N. (2008). “Diabetic Ketoacidosis”, “On-Call complaint: Hyperkalemia”, “Hospital Procedures: Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis”. In a Page: Inpatient Medicine. Ed. J. Perkins, S. Kahan, and J. McCue. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.  30-31, 48-49, 206-207.

Grants and Contracts

July 2005-June 2008                Faculty Fellow, Department of Medicine, Bureau of Health Professions, Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, Faculty Development Grant (# D55HP05151-01-00)


August 2010-August 2011        Picker Institute. Empowering patients to optimize their medication regimens: A multidisciplinary approach. Co-Investigator


September 2013-2015             Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treament, DHHS (Grant # U9TI20257A), Co-Investigator



September 2011-present          Predoctoral Training in Primary Care, HRSA (Grant # D56HP23278), Co-Investigator