Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neorosurgery and Radiology
Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology
Dr. Siddiqui joined UBNS in January 2007. He completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular surgery, interventional neuroradiology, and neurocritical care at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan, completed his neurosurgical residency at Upstate Medical University, and received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. He is trained in all general neurosurgical procedures, including brain tumor, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery.
Dr. Siddiqui has special interest and expertise in the performance of complementary microsurgical, radiosurgical, and endovascular techniques for the comprehensive management of cerebrovascular conditions. This spectrum of disease includes aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, as well as dural, cavernous, and spinal fistulae. He has special interests in acute stroke management with intra-arterial thrombolysis, as well as endovascular and microsurgical management of extracranial and intracranial vascular occlusive disease. Other clinical interests include endovascular management of intractable epistaxis; preoperative head, neck, and brain tumor embolization; resection of skull base tumors; endoscopic surgery for aneurysms and pituitary tumors; third ventriculostomy; and arachnoid cysts.
Active research interests include neuronal plasticity in response to injury and development of intracranial aneurysm models, with several publications to his credit. He is also an active member of several national neurosurgical organizations.