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Minhaj Siddiqui, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Director of Robotic Surgery

Additional Title:

Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery; Chief of Urology, Baltimore VA Medical Center


419 W. Redwood, Suite 320

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Education and Training

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School, 2006

Residency (Urology):

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012

Fellowship (Urologic Oncology):

  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center - Urologic Oncology, 2014


  • American Board of Urology - Urology, 2016


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 (irreversable 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:

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Research/Clinical Keywords

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,

Highlighted Publications

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

Vasectomy and Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer: A 24-Year Follow-Up Study. Siddiqui MM Wilson KM Epstein MM Rider JR Martin NE Stampfer MJ Giovannucci EL Mucci LA J Clin Oncol 2014 Jul

Efficiency of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis by MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy vs Standard Extended-Sextant Biopsy for MR-Visible Lesions. Siddiqui MM, George AK, Rubin R, Rais-Bahrami S, Parnes HL, Merino MJ, Simon RM, Turkbey B, Choyke PL, Wood BJ, Pinto PA J Natl Cancer Inst 2016 Sep The Metabolic Phenotype of Prostate Cancer. Eidelman E, Twum-Ampofo J, Ansari J, Siddiqui MM Frontiers in oncology 2017-06

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 2018-07-2

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Prediction Model for Prostate Biopsy Risk Stratification. Mehralivand S, Shih JH, Rais-Bahrami S, Oto A, Bednarova S, Nix JW, Thomas JV, Gordetsky JB, Gaur S, Harmon SA, Siddiqui MM, Merino MJ, Parnes HL, Wood BJ, Pinto PA, Choyke PL, Turkbey B JAMA oncolog

Multiparametric MRI/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy decreases detection of indolent cancer in African-American men. Kongnyuy M, Siddiqui MM, George AK, Muthigi A, Sidana A, Maruf M, Turkbey B, Choyke PL, Wood BJ, Pinto PA Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases 2017-04-25

Additional Publication Citations

Awards and Affiliations

2017 Young Investigator Award, Society of Basic Urologic Research
2016 Best Poster in Session - American Urological Association National Meeting
2015 Best paper in Journal of Clinical Oncology for Genitourinary Cancers in 2014
2015 Top 4 papers in prostate cancer in 2014, Genitourinary American Society of Clinical Oncology
2015 Abstract selected as one of five (from over 500) for media highlight and press conference: Genitourinary American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
2015 Best Poster – Maryland Urologic Society
2015 Paper of the Year, Society of Urologic Oncology
2014 Best Poster in Session – American Urological Association National Meeting
2014 Best Moderated ePoster – Society of International Urology
2013 National Institutes of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2013 Best Poster in Meeting – World Congress of Endourology
2012 Young Urologic Oncology section of the Society of Urologic Oncology, 2nd Place Award for best abstract in meeting
2010 Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE) Scholar
2010 Max K. Willscher Resident Research Award Finalist - American Urological Association
2010 Best Poster in Session – American Urological Association National Meeting
2008 Max K. Willscher Resident Research Award 3rd place - American Urological Association
2007 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Travel Grant
2007 International Society of Stem Cell Research Junior Investigator Award
2006 Paul Dudley White Traveling Fellowship
2005 American Society of Nephrology Student Scholar Grant Awardee
2004 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Funding Scholarship
2003 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellow
2001 Sigma XI Research Honor Society
2000 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2000 MIT Bioengineering Research Award
2000 Argonne National Laboratory Research Fellowship
1999 National Society for Collegiate Scholars
1998 Tylenol Brand Scholarship
1997 Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award
1997 US Team Member for International Chemistry Olympiad

Grants and Contracts

Funded by the American Cancer Society, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)

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