UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Siddiqui, Saima

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3985
siddiquis3@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Saima Siddiqui, an assistant professor/clinical, is a Family Physician who cares for patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research. Dr. Siddiqui holds certification in Family Medicine and a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. She is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (London, UK). Before completing her Family Medicine Residency at UTHSCSA and joining the Department of Family and Community Medicines faculty, Dr. Siddiqui cared for patients in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as Family Physician.

Dr. Siddiqui performs multiple roles as faculty. As a Family Physician and teacher, she cares for patients and teaches medical students, Family Medicine residents, and other learners in her departments Family Health Center at the Robert B. Green Campus and on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service in University Hospital. As Medical Director for the Air Force Village Hospice for Heroes, she leads an interdisciplinary team that provides compassionate end-of-life care in ways that honor and respect retired military officers and their spouses. As a mentor, Dr. Siddiqui advises medical students and Family Medicine residents about career and other issues. As a researcher, Dr. Siddiqui is developing a collaborative model of care for cancer patients during their initial treatment phase with chemotherapy and radiation. She received a Cancer Control Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society in 2012 and is conducting research on a cancer care model in which a patients Primary Care Physician and Oncologist collaboratively care for patients from their initial diagnosis, to survivorship or end of life care.

1/2012 - Present Medical Director Air Force Village Hospice and Medical Director Air Force Village Hospice, San Antonio, TX
7/2005 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX