Zafar Siddiqui, M.B.B.S.
Academic Role: Assistant Professor
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I have been an anesthesiologist for over 20 years and I joined the anesthesia department at the Memorial campus in 2004. My primary areas of interest are regional anesthesia, pain management and critical care medicine. I am also very interested in hospital and health care management and will soon be finishing my MBA at UMass Amherst.
I started my career in anesthesia in India in 1985 where I trained and learned to provide anesthesia for variety of surgical procedures without the help of all the technology I have now. I decided to expand my horizons and went to England to work. I spent six years in the south London area and worked in four different hospitals. As a Senior Registrar, in the last three years of my training I did special training in many subspecialties including pain management, regional anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, obstetric, cardiac and neuro anesthesia and critical care. I have also trained in specialized ICU’s (pediatric, neuro and cardiac). I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in 1996 after passing a series of examinations. I enjoyed my time there and it gave me an opportunity to make driving trips to many European countries.
I came to the United States in 1999 as a visiting professor of anesthesiology and was part of the pain management faculty at University Hospital in Cincinnati. I moved to Boston in 2000 and during my residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center I also spent a year as a SICU fellow at UMass. I was also interested in research and completed two randomized controlled trials in the area of regional anesthesia and pain management.
For the last few years, I have been actively involved in the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) program at the Memorial campus. As the director I conduct anesthesia patient safety committee meetings, monthly department QA meetings, and keep a database of all the cases.
In my free time, I love to further my education in areas outside of medicine. I loved taking my MBA classes on human resources, marketing, IT, finance, accounting, business strategy, and internet business. I am a proud father of three kids. I still have at home my 8 year old twins (a boy and a girl) and I spend a lot of time with them. Seeing my kids growing up everyday is a fascinating part of my life. I love my beautiful home on a hill in Westborough with panoramic views up to Mount Wachusett. I love to vacation with my family and travel to many places in the U.S. and abroad.
M.B.B.S., King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1982
King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1985-1987
St. George’s Hospital, London, UK, Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia, 1993-1999
Tufts New England Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2000-2004