Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
Chief of Urology, Baltimore VA Medical Center
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Dr. Mohummad Siddiqui is a fellowship-trained specialist in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery. He joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2014 after completing training at MIT, Harvard, and the NIH in the field of Urology and subspecialty of Urologic Oncology. He is the Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He specializes in the surgical management of urologic cancers such as prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer.
Dr. Siddiqui is dedicated to providing the highest quality, cutting-edge care to his patients while minimizing the impact that treatment has on their quality of life. He utilizes the DaVinci robot when appropriate for his surgical procedures, but he also values the opinion that in cases when a disease can be managed without surgery (such as with active surveillance) or with minimal intervention such as with prostate focal therapy with MRI guidance, these options may be the best treatment path for the patient. We are actively developing a program in focal therapy of the prostate investigating approaches such as focal brachytherapy, IRE (irreversible electroporation) and cryotherapy.
We also have established a team to study alternate lifestyle changes, such as changes in diet, to better manage prostate cancer. We have an ongoing trial in coordination with a multidisciplinary team including a dietician to implement diet changes, such as the ketogenic diet, in men diagnosed with prostate cancer. We have a lab in which we study the changes in cancer metabolism as cancers go from less aggressive to more aggressive types.
Dr. Siddiqui has established a medical practice specialized in patients with complex presentations such as patients with extensive medical histories and patients with aggressive, complex tumors. He furthermore maintains active research programs testing the use of diet to improve cancer outcomes and the use of imaging to better identify and ultimately treat urologic cancers.
Videos: More information about prostate cancer can be viewed in the following videos:
Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Testicular cancer, Kidney cancer, Adrenal cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate focal therapy, Diet and cancer, Urologic oncology, Minimally invasive urologic surgery, MRI Fusion guided prostate biopsy, Magnetic resonance imaging.
- Comparison of MR/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy with ultrasound-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Siddiqui MM Rais-Bahrami S Turkbey B George AK Rothwax J Shakir N Okoro C Raskolnikov D Parnes HL Linehan WM Merino MJ Simon RM Choyke PL Wood BJ Pinto PA JAMA 2015 Jan 27
- Urothelial Carcinoma. So C, Siddiqui MM The New England journal of medicine
- Evaluation of Cancer-Specific Mortality with Surgery Versus Radiation as Primary Therapy for Localized High-Grade Prostate Cancer in Men Younger than 60 Years Old.Huang H, Muscatelli S, Naslund M, Badiyan SN, Kaiser A, Siddiqui MM The Journal of urology 2018-07-27
- NBC WBAL Channel 11 evening news. “University of Maryland Medical Center uses new biopsy to detect prostate cancer.” · 10/4/2016
- US News Health: MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds - US News · January 27, 2015
- Baltimore Sun interview, “Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer” · 9/10/2014
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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Harvard Medical School, 2006
Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012
Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center - Urologic Oncology, 2014
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Research Fellowship, 2004
American Board of Urology - Urology, 2016