Shah Siddiqi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Dr. Shah Siddiqi is a board-certified neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon whose clinical interests include spinal cord injury and minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. He has previously held positions as house surgeon in the Neurosurgery Unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England; house physician at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; and in the Department of Surgery at The Staten Island University Hospital in New York, NY.

Dr. Siddiqi holds numerous professional memberships, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the North American Spine Society (NASS). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada, and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

Description of Research

Dr. Siddiqi’s research interests include the spine and spinal cord injury, as well as the molecular biology of neuronal injury.

Areas Of Expertise

Spinal injury Spine surgery

Effects of iodine-125 brachytherapy on the proliferative capacity and histopathological features of glioblastoma recurring after initial therapy
Siddiqi, SN, Provias, J, Laperriere, N & Bernstein, M 1997, Neurosurgery, vol 40, no. 5, pp. 910-918.

The detection and management of intracranial hypertension after initial suture release and decompression for craniofacial dysostosis syndromes
Siddiqi, SN, Posnick, JC, Buncic, R, Humphreys, RP, Hoffman, HJ, Drake, JM, Rutka, JT, McComb, JG & Bruce, DA 1995, Neurosurgery, vol 36, no. 4, pp. 703-709.

Lhermitte-Duclos disease mimicking adult-onset aqueductal stenosis. Case report
Siddiqi, SN & Fehlings, MG 1994, Journal of Neurosurgery, vol 80, no. 6, pp. 1095-1098.