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Sadiah Siddiqui, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
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About Dr. Siddiqui


Dr. Sadiah Siddiqui is a double board certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain medicine. Based on her comprehensive training, she understands that chronic pain can be an emotionally and physically challenging experience for patients. She works closely in collaboration with her colleagues in multiple specialties including orthopedic surgery, neurology, and rehabilitative medicine to customize a treatment plan tailored to the needs of her patients. Using a combination of state-of-the-art medical treatments and interventional procedures, she is committed to providing pain relief to improve her patient's quality of life. She strives to help patients regain their level of function. All of her interventional procedures are done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance using the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Siddiqui has a strong interest in medical education and research. She currently serves as the Site Director at HSS for the Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship. She has served as the Associate Program Director of the Weill Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship. She has also served as the Director of the Fellow/Resident Program for the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography. She has numerous publications and has presented at a multitude of national conferences.

Dr. Siddiqui completed her pain medicine fellowship at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Tri-Institute Fellowship Program: Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Special Expertise

Cancer pain
Cervicogenic headaches
Chronic pain after surgery
Complex regional pain syndrome
Joint disease
Musculoskeletal disorders
Myofascial pain
Neuropathic pain
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Spine - Degenerative disc disease and disc herniation
Spine - Facet arthropathy
Spine - Lumbar and cervical radiculopathy


Joint and bursa injections
Muscle and trigger point injections
Peripheral nerve stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation
Spine - Epidural steroid injections
Spine - Facet injections and diagnostic blockade
Spine - Radiofrequency ablation
Sympathetic blockade for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Ultrasound guided procedures
X-ray guided procedures

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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
New York & New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians
North American Neuromodulation Society
World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography


Board Certification in Anesthesiology
Board Certification in Pain Management


New York Super Doctors - Rising Star, 2018-2020
Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) at Weill Cornell Medical College, 2017


Drexel University College of Medicine, 2010
Internship: Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 2011
Residency: Anesthesiology at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, 2014
Fellowship: Pain Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Tri-Institute Pain Fellowship Program: Weill Cornell Medical
College, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2015

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

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Publications by Dr. Siddiqui

Selected Journal Articles

Siddiqui S, Sifonios AN, Le V, Martinez ME, Eloy JD, Kaufman AG. "Development of Phantom Limb Pain after Femoral Nerve Block: A Case Report." Case Reports in Medicine. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 238453.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Ahmad N, Shilo D, Siddiqui S. Chapter - Pain Management, in "Interventional Radiology: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice" Editors – Pua, Bradley, Covey, Anne, Madoff, David. Oxford University Press, New York; 2017.

Siddiqui S, Gulati A. Ultrasound-Guided Greater Occipital Nerve Block, Ultrasound-Guided Pudendal Nerve Block, Ultrasound-Guided Ulnar Nerve Block in "Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS) Maastricht Workbook". 2016.

Diwan S, Ahmed S, Siddiqui S, Mehta N. Chapter 49 - Cancer Pain, in "Yao & Artusio's Anesthesiology: Problem- Oriented Patient Management – 8th Edition" Editors – Yao, Fontes, Malhotra. Philadelphia PA, 2016.

Mehta N, Shah R, Siddiqui S. Chapter 24 - Lumbar Sympathetic Block, in "Interventional Pain Management: A Practical Approach- 2ndEdition" Editors - Baheti, Bakshi, Gupta, Gehdoo. New Delhi India, 2016.

Selected Presentations

Non-Opioid Compounds. Eastern Pain Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY. October 2018.

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures Workshop. New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Annual Meeting, Jersey City, NJ. November 2016.

Interventional Pain Management for Cancer Pain - Department of Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds at Weill Cornell, New York, NY. March 2016.

The use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasonography for Lumbar Medial Branch Nerve Ablation in a swine model. Winner of Best Poster and presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography International Congress Meeting, Miami, FL. January 2015.

Discogenic Pain - Department of Anesthesiology Pain Management Grand Rounds at Weill Cornell, New York, NY. October 2014.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of April 10, 2023, Dr. Siddiqui reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.