Uzma Siddiqui
Section of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound;Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Training Program;Associate Director, Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
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BA1994Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 
MD1998University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMedicine
Residency2001George Washington UniversityInternal Medicine
Fellowship2004New York UniversityGastroenterology
Fellowship2005Yale UniversityDigestive Diseases

Academic Interests

Uzma Siddiqui, MD is a gastroenterologist with expertise in interventional endoscopy. Her research interests are directed towards clinical applications of interventional endoscopy techniques for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pancreatic and biliary systems and tumors of the gastrointestinal luminal tract, with a focus on modalities such as endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, and endoscopic ablative technologies. Current clinical research interests include novel therapeutic modalities for early esophageal cancer, studies evaluating the endoscopic teaching process, and decision modeling for a variety of complex endoscopic/surgical conditions. Further research will focus on endoscopic device designs as they pertain to tissue ablation and/or guided visualization study of their endoscopic therapeutics or imaging potential in the GI lumen, pancreatic, or biliary tracts.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Siddiqui’s clinical focus is on gastrointestinal oncology (esophageal, gastric, pancreaticobiliary, and colorectal tumors) and serves as Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). Other therapeutic endoscopic procedures Dr. Siddiqui performs include endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with removal of stones and stenting of tumors to relieve obstruction in both the biliary and pancreatic ducts, drainage of pancreatic cysts, nerve block for pain related to pancreatic cancer, radiofrequenc

Representative Publications

  1. Patient preferences in pancreatic cancer after Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA): Rapid communication valued over long-term relationships. Siddiqui UD, Rossi F, Padda MS, Rosenthal LS, and Aslanian HR. Pancreas. 2011 Jul;40(5):680-
  2. Endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for obstructing pancreatic head masses: Combined or separate procedures? Aslanian HR, Estrada JD, Rossi F, Dziura J, Jamidar PA, and Siddiqui UD. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Sept;45(8):711-13.
  3. EUS-guided FNA of Solid Pancreatic Masses: A Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing 22-gauge and 25-gauge Needles. Siddiqui UD, Rossi F, Rosenthal LS, Padda MS, Murali-Dharan V, Aslanian HR. Gastrointest Endosc 2009 Dec; 70(6): 1093-1097
  4. EUS and Gastric Lesions. Nagler A, Aslanian HR, and Siddiqui UD. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Mar;45(3):215-21
  5. The Role of EUS in Rectal Cancer and Fecal Incontinence. Siddiqui UD and Aslanian HR. Clinical Gastroenterology volume entitled “Endoscopic Ultrasound.” Shami V. and Kahaleh M. editors, 1st Edition, The Humana Press Inc, 2010 Sept; 371-388.

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