Momin T. Siddiqui, M.D.
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Momin T. Siddiqui, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Cytopathology has been at the helm of cancer screening and diagnostics for over half a century. Dr George Papanicolaou instituted the “Pap test” as the fundamental basis of cervical cancer screening which has curbed cervical cancer and is a success story not just in cytopathology but global health care. This is my motivation for being an academic cytopathologist. To teach and to learn from my daily practice for improving the lives of our patients. Key decisions that directly impact patient lives are a responsibility which I take very seriously. My job is that of an educator as well. Training and teaching residents and fellows is an integral part of my daily practice. I am passionate about this role of mentorship. My objective is to train outstanding diagnosticians who are keen investigators and critical thinkers as well. I continuously strive to contribute as a servant-leader for my community of patients, healthcare providers and physicians. My hope is that in pursuing this career trajectory I can make an impact in reducing the morbidity and mortality faced by our patients, resulting in a higher quality of health and well-being.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Cytopathology
  • Anatomic Pathology


Dr Momin Siddiqui is the Medical Director of the Papanicolaou cytology laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College. This laboratory is dedicated to Dr. George N. Papanicolaou, a distinguished Professor at Cornell Medical College. In this capacity he manages and supervises the cytopathology laboratory at Weill-Cornell in New York City. The specimen volume exceeds over 50,000 accessions every year and comprises of a wide variety of gynecologic, non-gynecologic specimen, including fine needle aspirations. He also supervises the cytopathology fellowship program at Weill-Cornell and in this capacity spear heads the fellowship teaching program. Dr Siddiqui's research interests are focused on the application of ancillary and molecular techniques in cytology specimens. In the recent past his publications have included work on lung and pancreatic tumors. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the journals Diagnostic Cytopathology, Cancer Cytopathology, Acta Cytololgica, and the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. Dr. Siddiqui is also a well recognized speaker who contributes to teaching and promoting cytopathology by participating in seminars both nationally and internationally.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Research Award, conferred by Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology,2010

Emory Golden Stethoscope Award for Excellence in Healthcare Compliance, conferred by Emory Medical Care Foundation Office of Compliance Programs, 2009

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Resident Award Finalist, conferred by American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1995

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Resident Award Finalist, conferred by American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1994


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Pathologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Dow Medical College (Pakistan), 1989


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported