Education & Training

Medical School

Rawalpindi Medical University


Internal Medicine

  • University of North Dakota

Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview


Vascular Neurology

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

Neurological Surgery

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Neurological Surgery


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Research Profile

Dr. Siddiq has a special interest and active involvement in research related to cerebrovascular disease, carotid disease, acute stroke treatments, intracerebral hemorrhage and neuro-trauma. 

Research Interests

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Aneurysm treatment
  • Acute stroke treatment
  • Carotid artery disease studies
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage

Areas of Expertise

  • Cerebral aneurysm treatment
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Cerebral bypass surgeries 
  • Carotid disease treatment
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Acute stroke 
  • Skull base Brain tumor
  • Spine
  • Peripheral nerve disease


Bhatia K, Hepburn M, Ziu E, Siddiq F, Qureshi AI. Modern Approaches to Evacuating Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2018 Oct 11;20(12):132. doi: 10.1007/s11886-018-1078-4. Review. PMID: 30311010

Hassan AE, Zacharatos H, Grigoryan M, Tekle WG, Khan A, Siddiq F, Rodriguez GJ, Tummala R, Jagadeesan B, Suri MFK, Qureshi AI. Open-Label Phase I Clinical Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Cilostazol in Patients Undergoing Internal Carotid Artery Stent Placement. Interv Neurol. 2017 Mar;6(1-2):42-48. doi: 10.1159/000452308. Epub 2016 Dec 8.

Miller CA, Ledonio CG, Hunt MA, Siddiq F, Polly DW Jr. Reliability of the Planned Pedicle Screw Trajectory versus the Actual Pedicle Screw Trajectory using Intra-operative 3D CT and Image Guidance. Int J Spine Surg. 2016 Oct 24;10:38. eCollection 2016.

Book Chapters

Siddiq F, Brock DG. “Nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.” In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. Active

Siddiq F, Brock DG. “Perimesencephalic nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.” In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. Active