Fawaz Siddiqi, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital E1-311
Phone: 519-685-8300 x55355
Secretary: Jennifer Desjardins



Bio Sketch

Subsequent to obtaining his Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Siddiqi completed his MD and neurosurgical residency at Western University. During his residency, Dr. Siddiqi obtained a Master of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business with a Health Sector specialization. Following residency, Dr. Siddiqi completed a complex spine surgery fellowship with a focus on adult degenerative and oncology with the Division of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Siddiqi joined the Department in 2011 and specializes in spine surgery. His clinical practice is predominantly focused on spinal oncology, adult spinal degenerative conditions, and spinal and cranial trauma.



Dr. Siddiqi's primary research interest is the strategic analysis of healthcare delivery models with the aim of improving operational and financial efficiency. He has been featured in a number of articles regarding physicians in management in the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and the Toronto Star. His editorials have appeared in the Toronto Star and he is published in peer-reviewed journals.

Medical Interests

Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurotrauma, Spine Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2006, MBA Scholarship, Great West Life
  • 2003, Glass of '55 Award for Outstanding Promise in Clinical Medicine
  • 1999, Award for Excellence for Academic Achievement, University of Ottawa


PubMed Publications Listing


Radovanovic I, Urquhart JC, Rasoulinejad P, Gurr KR, Siddiqi F, Bailey CS. Patterns of C-2 fracture in the elderly: comparison of etiology, treatment, and mortality among specific fracture types. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Aug 18:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.SPINE161176. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28820364.

Cushnie D, Urquhart JC, Gurr KR, Siddiqi F, Bailey CS. Obesity and spinal epidural lipomatosis in cauda equina syndrome. Spine J. 2017 Jul 26. pii: S1529-9430(17)30498-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.07.177. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28756300.

Staudt MD, Bailey CS, Siddiqi F. Charcot spinal arthropathy in patients with congenital insensitivity to pain: a report of two cases and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 2017 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s10143-017-0814-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID:28124176


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