Adnan H. Siddiqui
, MD PhD FACS FAHA FAANS
Dr. Adnan H. Siddiqui, is Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Neurosurgery (UBNS) at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He joined UBNS in December 2006. Dr. Siddiqui 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 in Pakistan. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Heart Association. He is profoundly indebted to his mentors Nick Hopkins, Robert Rosenwasser, Charles Hodge and Shirley Joseph in shaping his career as a dual-trained cerebrovascular surgeon, clinician scientist and entrepreneur.
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 endovascular management of acute ischemic stroke, as well as endovascular and microsurgical management of extracranial and intracranial vascular occlusive disease. Other clinical interests include endovascular management of intractable epistaxis, facial vascular malformations, head, neck, and brain tumor embolization and microsurgical resection of skull base tumors.
Dr. Siddiqui has over 450 peer reviewed publications, more than 50 chapters, almost 70,000 citations and an H index of 72. He is particularly proud of representing Buffalo and the US at most major cerebrovascular conferences around the world with over 200 international presentations to date. He has designed, conducted and lead multiple major national and international clinical trials and currently serves as National and International PI for multiple major funded multi-site trials. These efforts have significantly contributed to the success of the department, which was ranked 7th in academic impact in North America by the Journal of Neurosurgery.
He serves as the Chief Medical Officer at the Jacobs Institute (JI) which is focused on entrepreneurship, development and education opportunities with partners in the medical technology industry including strategics, startups and individual inventors to advance the care of patients with vascular diseases. He now assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer of the JI with the goal to improve the current offerings and translate technologies being developed at the Institute’s idea to reality (i2R) into therapeutic and commercial successes.
He leads the Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center (CSVRC) at University at Buffalo. This multi-disciplinary center with multiple concurrent major NIH grants, houses neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, physicists and biomedical engineers working collaboratively on cutting edge research focused on neurovascular biology and pathology including stroke and aneurysms, imaging, simulation and hemodynamics. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Neurosurgical Stroke Service at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, one of the busiest Comprehensive Stroke Services in New York State and the United States.
Dr. Siddiqui has continuously served on multiple scientific and educational committees of American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS). He is the Chairman of the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS and CNS and Secretary for the SNIS. It has been a major focus for him to achieve consensus between the various organizations involved in fellowship training and credentialing for Neuroendovascular Surgery. He was a founding member of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Advisory Committee (NESAC) for Society of Neurological Surgery’s Committee for Advanced Sub-specialty Training (CAST) and currently is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery’s (ABNS) Central Nervous System Endovascular Surgery Advisory Committee (CESAC). This has been an extremely important role, which is profoundly affecting the training and education pathways of neuroendovascular specialists.
He serves as a Neurosurgeon Director on the Executive Committee of the SNIS Patient Safety Organization which runs the NVQI-QOD Quality Outcomes Registry. He was nominated as a co-Chair for the Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention (DAISI) a Coordinated Registry network run collaboratively by the FDA, CMS, NIH with partnership with physician societies and industry. He is committed to this singular opportunity to unify the multi-specialty neuroendovascular surgery field to develop robust prospective quality outcomes databases to shepherd the next generation of evidence-based practice. Recently, he has assumed the role of Co-Chair of the Neurological Devices Working group for the Medical Device Industry Consortium (MDIC), a not-for-profit group consisting of FDA, CMS and Industry partners dedicated to resuming Early Feasibility Studies (EFS) also known as First in man studies in the United States.
All these efforts as a microsurgeon, endovascular surgeon, scientist and trialist, have allowed Dr. Siddiqui to gain unique insights into a critical and rapidly evolving specialty. At the same time, these endeavors have required significant collaborations resulting in strong and trusting relationships with fellow neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, scientists, engineers, regulatory officers and industry.
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 most gratified by his pedagogical responsibilities, which allow him the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and fellows. He is grateful for the opportunity to work at University at Buffalo’s Department of Neurosurgery and Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center, Gates Vascular Institute and Jacobs Institute, facilities with some of the world’s best technologies, and greatest vascular specialists, researchers and biomedical engineers who are working together to advance the care of vascular diseases.
Dr. Siddiqui sees patients at our Comprehensive Neuroscience Center in Williamsville and our Orchard Park office. He performs surgeries at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute.
View a partial list of Dr. Siddiqui’s publications through the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database.