Adnan Siddiqui

Adnan Siddiqui

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA is Vice-Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at the

State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined UBNS in January 2007. 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, 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.


Dr. Siddiqui serves as Director of the prestigious University at Buffalo Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

program and is also the Director of Neuroendovascular Research, the Kaleida Health Stroke Service as well

as the University at Buffalo Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center. He serves as a reviewer for

Stroke, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery as well as many

others. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications, more than 50 chapters and has been invited to more

than 200 national and international lectureships, contributing to the success of the department, which was

ranked 7th in academic impact in North America by the Journal of Neurosurgery.


Dr. Siddiqui is currently Treasurer of the Cerebrovascular Surgery Section of the American Association of

Neurological Surgery (AANS). He has served on Endovascular Task Force of AANS and been on multiple

scientific and educational 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.