Faculty Profile


Uzma Siddiqui
Section of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor of Medicine
usiddiqui@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound;Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Training Program;Associate Director, Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)

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
 

Publications

  • EUS and Gastric Lesions. Nagler A, Aslanian HR, and Siddiqui UD. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Mar;45(3):215-21
  • 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.
  • 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-
  • 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.
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Training

  • BA, 1994, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA,
  • MD, 1998, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Residency, 2001, George Washington University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2004, New York University, Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship, 2005, Yale University, Digestive Diseases