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
- 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
- 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
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