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Adnan                          Siddiqui

Adnan Siddiqui MD, PhD, FAHA

Department of Neurosurgery

Vice-Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery

Specialty/Research Focus

Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology

 
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Professional Summary:

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology who joined UBNS in January 2007. He completed fellowship training in Interventional Neuroradiology, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Neurocritical Care from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his Neurosurgical residency at Upstate Medical University and received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan. Though Dr. Siddiqui is well trained in all general neurosurgical procedures, including brain tumor, spine and peripheral nerve surgery, because of specialized training, he has gravitated toward vascular diseases involving the brain and spinal cord.

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.

The Neuroendovascular Research and Stroke Service is led by Dr. Siddiqui, who is proud to lead UB‘s Department of Neurosurgery, which was ranked 7th in academic impact in North America by the Journal of Neurosurgery. He serves as a reviewer for Stroke, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery as well as many others. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, more than 50 chapters and has been invited to more than 200 national and international lectureships.

Dr. Siddiqui is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) and is Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He has served on Endovascular Task Force of AANS and been on multiple scientific committees on AANS, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Siddiqui is married and has three children. He is a proud Buffalonian who is challenged and invigorated by taking care of neurosurgical patients and their families. He is grateful for the opportunity to work at the Gates Vascular Institute, a facility with some of the world‘s best technologies, where he and other experts can interact with leading researchers in order to make scientific advancements at the Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Center.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University (2006)
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York (2005)
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York (2004)
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Rochester (2003)
  • Internship, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York (1999)
  • MS, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1997)
  • MD, Aga Khan University (1992)
  • Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Neurological Surgery
Employment:
  • Director of Neuroendovascular Fellowship, Kaleida Health / UB Neurosurgery (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Director of Neurosurgical Research, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Director of Neuroendovascular Critical Care, University at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neuroscience & Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2006)
  • Instructor of Neurosurgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2005–2006)
Awards and Honors:
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Business First Top 50 Physicians in Western New York (2010)
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation National Award for Teaching (2004)
  • National Research Service Award in Neuroscience (1997)
  • National Research Service Award in Neuroscience (1996)
  • Bartlett Award for best presentation, University of Rochester (1994)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 2013–July 2016
    Micro-Radiographic Imager for Neuroovascular Interventions
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • February 2009–February 2014
    Hemodynamic Induction of Pathologic Remodeling Leading to Intracranial Aneurysms
    National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,733,595

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Siddiqui A. Intracranial and Vertebral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting. 2010.
  • Siddiqui A. Important Key Points of Intracranial Angiography for the Interventional Cardiologist. 2009.
  • Siddiqui A. Management of Recurrent Carotid Stenosis. 2008.
  • Siddiqui A. Endovascular Therapy: Indications, Complications, and Outcome. 2007.
  • Siddiqui A. Previously Coiled Endovascularly-treated Aneurysms. 2006.
  • Siddiqui A. Endoscopic Cervical Laminoforaminotomy and Discectomy (MED). 2003.
  • Siddiqui A. Robotic Microscopes. 2002.
  • Siddiqui A. Carotid Artery Stenting..
  • Siddiqui A. Endovascular Thrombolysis: Pharmacologic and Mechanical..
  • Siddiqui A. Interventional Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke..
  • Siddiqui A. Complication Management in Carotid Stenting..
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Neuroimaging (2008)
  • AANS-CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery (2005)
  • AANS-CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care (2005)
  • AANS-CNS Section on Tumors (2005)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (1999)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1999)
  • American Epilepsy Society (1995–1998)
  • Society for Neuroscience (1993)
Presentations:
  • "Complications of Angiography – Avoidance & Management." Endovascular 101: Introduction to Cerebral Angiography & Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (2013)
  • "“Interventions for Acute Stroke: Who Should Do These, and How are They Done Best?”" New Cardiovascular Horizons 14th Annual Conference (2013)
  • "New and Emerging Endovascular, Microsurgical Therapies in the Treatment of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Conditions”" Kaleida Health Seminar for Nurses, Kaleida Health (2013)
  • "“Latest in Stroke Intervention”" Cattaraugus County Medical Society Meeting (2013)
  • "“New and Emerging Endovascular, Microsurgical Therapies in the Treatment of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Conditions”" 3rd Annual Stroke Education Day, Essentials of Stroke Care Seminar presented by Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (2013)
  • "“Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke (CV Insufficiencies)” and “Intracranial Aneurysms.”" CNS SANS MOC Board Review Course, CNS, Vascular (2013)
  • "Clinical Trials on Cerebral Stroke" ISNVD 3rd Annual Meeting, Acute Stroke Management (2013)
  • "“PREMISE, A Blinded, Sham Controlled Trial for CCSVI.”" 3rd SNIS International Endovascular Stroke Conference, SNIS, Stroke Research Updates (2013)
  • "Comparison of IVUS to gold standard catheter venography for detection of extra-cranial venous abnormalities indicative of CCSVI: results of the PREMiSe study.”" ISNVD 3rd Annual Meeting, Session 2 CCSVI Clinical Trials (2013)
  • "Evolution of Cerebrovascular Intervention in a Regional Comprehensive Cerebrovascular (Stroke) Center" Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital Boston/ Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston/ Harvard Medical School (2009)
  • "Interventional Neuroradiology Treatments for Treatment of Acute Stroke" PEP Program & Tiantan Advanced Training Course (2009)
  • "Treatment of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms" PEP Program & Tiantan Advanced Training Course (2009)
  • "Stent Reconstruction for Acute Intracranial and Extracranial Occlusive Disease" Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Texas Southwestern (2009)
  • "Telemedicine for a Successful Stroke Program" Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Texas Southwestern (2009)
  • "Cavernous Sinus Triangle" Grand Round Presentations, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital (2009)
  • "Surgical Treatment of Spinal Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Consecutive Series of 154 Patients" AANS Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Tools of the Trade" Neurosurgery Residents Education Summit. University of Florida (2009)
  • "Coiling of Wide Neck Aneurysm with Enterprise" Second Huashan International Conference on Surgery for Cerebral & Spinal Vascular Diseases (2009)
  • "Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysm with the Enterprise Stent: A Multicenter Registry" Second Huashan International Conference on Surgery for Cerebral & Spinal Vascular Diseases (2009)
  • "Treatment Option of Intracranial Dissecting Aneurysm" Second Huashan International Conference on Surgery for Cerebral & Spinal Vascular Diseases (2009)
  • "Endovascular Treatment for Stoke: Now and the Future" Neurosurgery Residents Education Summit (2009)
  • "Lateral Approaches to Skull Base" Grand Round Presentations, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital (2009)
  • "Flow Measurement for Patient Selection in Ischemic Disease “Flow is Not Enough" 3rd International Symposium on Flow Measurement in Cerebrovascular Surgery (2009)
  • "The Current State of Endovascular Treatment for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease “Drug-Eluting Stents: Role in the Treatment of Intracranial Disease?" International Stroke Conference (2009)
  • "AVF’s and C-C Fistulas" Grand Round Presentations, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (2009)
  • "Innovative Uses of Telehealth in the Treatment of Acute Stroke; “An Urban/ Suburban Telestroke Case Study" American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Congressional Briefing, Innovative Uses of Telehealth in the Treatment of Acute Stroke (2008)
  • "Intracranial Stenting for Acute Stroke" International Intracranial Stent Symposium (ICS) and Anatolian Course of Interventional Neuroradiology (ACINR) (2008)
  • "Long Term Follow Up Results of Carotid Stenting: Should CS Replace CE?" International Intracranial Stent Symposium (ICS) and Anatolian Course of Interventional Neuroradiology (ACINR) (2008)
  • "Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds: Acute Stroke Lecture" Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital (2007)
  • "Endovascular Management of Acute Stroke" The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy (2007)
  • "Endovascular Management of Dural and Carotid Cavernous Arteriovenous Fistulae" Grand Round Presentations, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital (2007)
  • "Management of Strokes: What is a comprehensive Stroke Center?" EMS Training Lecture, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital (2007)
  • "Introduction to Endovascular Neurosurgery" CNS Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Virtual Visit Technology and Neurosurgery" CNS Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Stroke Awareness – Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery" Canterbury Woods Retirement Community (2007)
  • "Stroke Q&A" The Kathy Weppner Show, WBEN 930 AM (2007)
  • "Endovascular Management of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke" AANS Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Management, Complications and Avoidance Strategies of Interventional Neurovascular Disease" AANS Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Endovascular management of Acute Stroke" 7th Annual Contemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University College of Medicine (2007)
  • "Cerebrovascular Anatomy and its Clinical Correlation" Neuroscience course guest lecturer, Upstate Medical University (2005)
  • "Spontaneous Clinical and Radiographictriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction Resolution of a Ven" New England Neurosurgical Society, Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Traumatic Pericallosal Artery Aneurysm—A Rare Complication of Transcallosal Surgery" New England Neurosurgical Society, Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Are There Anatomical Correlates to Cortical Lesion Induced Functional Plasticity?" Neurosurgery Research Day, Upstate Medical University (2003)
  • "Does Amphetamine Enhance Lesion Induced Cortical Plasticity?" Neurosurgery Research Day, Upstate Medical University (2003)
  • "Pilot Studies on the Molecular Basis for Cortical Plasticity" Neurosurgery Research Day, Upstate Medical University (2003)
  • "Reorganization of Hippocampal Circuitry in Kainate Induced Epilepsy" Neurosurgery Research Day, Upstate Medical University (2002)
  • "Status Epilepticus Induced Cell Proliferation in the Adult Rat Hippocampus" De Kiewet Fellowship Program Meeting, University of Rochester (2001)
  • "Glutamate Receptor Immunocytochemistry Following Kainate Induced Status in Rats" University of Rochester, Seminar in the Neurosciences (1996)
  • "Immunocytochemical Localization of Selective Glutamate Receptor Subunits in Kainic Acid Treated Rats" Society for Neuroscience, Rochester Chapter (1996)
  • "The Effects of Adrenalectomy on Dentate Granule Cells: Insights into Hippocampal Role in Stress and Aging" University of Rochester, Seminar in the Neurosciences (1996)
  • "6-Hydroxydopamine and Regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression in PC12 Cells" University of Rochester, Seminar in the Neurosciences (1995)
  • "Dopaminergic Projection from the Zona Incerta to the Neocortex" Society for Neuroscience, Rochester Chapter (1995)
  • "Pilot Study on Adenoviral Gene Therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)" University of Rochester, Seminar in the Neurosciences (1995)
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Service Activities:
  • CME Planning Committee, Cerebrovascular Complications Conference, Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS / CNS, July 2008, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Member (2008)
  • Neurovascular Coalition, Congress on Neurological Surgeons; Member (2008)
  • Washington Emergency Neurosurgical Care Task Force, American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS); Member (2008)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Fellowships Committee; Member (2007)
  • Executive Council, Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Member (2007)
  • Stroke Steering Committee, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, Kalieda Health, Buffalo, New York; Member (2007)
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS); Delegate (2004)
  • Health Sciences Institutional Review Board Committee A; Member (1999)
  • Committee on Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences, University of Rochester; Member (1997–1998)
  • Graduate Student Society, University of Rochester; Vice President (1996–1997)
  • University Fast Track Committee on Student Services, University of Rochester; Member (1996–1997)
  • Committee on Travel Awards, University of Rochester; Member (1995–1996)
  • Graduate Student Society, University of Rochester; Department Representative (1995–1996)
  • Dean's Student Faculty Committee, Aga Khan University; Member (1991–1992)
  • Evaluation and Promotion Committee, Aga Khan University; Member (1990–1991)
  • Arts and Cultural Committee, Aga Khan University; Participant (1988–1989)

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Phone: (716) 218-1000
Fax: (716) 859-7480
Email: as257@buffalo.edu

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