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Dr. Siddiqui and his wife grew up in Tulsa and returned to raise their family. He joined The Eye Institute as a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon. Dr. Siddiqui is very comfortable working with primary care physicians, optometrists, and other specialists in treating chronic conditions involving the eyes, including diabetes. He enjoys seeing a broad range of patients, from those with normal eye exams simply needing glasses prescription updates to those requiring urgent medical or surgical treatment. Dr. Siddiqui has performed a large volume of complex surgeries covering all areas of Ophthalmology, but has focused his surgical attention to cataract and eyelid surgery. Dr. Jamal Siddiqui, a graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School, obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Siddiqui graduated with distinction (top 15% of class) from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. While pursuing his medical degree, Dr. Siddiqui was awarded the Freda Sorensen Plummer Scholarship (students with 4.0 GPA), and was selected to participate in the Honors Research Program discovering neuronal brainstem pathways in the auditory system. Following his transitional internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, Dr. Siddiqui began his ophthalmology residency at the Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine in Providence, RI. During his final year at Brown, Dr. Siddiqui served as Chief Resident, published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and scored in the 97th percentile amongst all ophthalmology residents nationwide on the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) exam. Dr. Siddiqui also received the Brown University William G. Tsiaras Research Award for developing a protocol to treat ophthalmic complications (macular edema) from diabetes at the Rhode Island Hospital Eye Clinic. Dr. Siddiqui scored in the top 5th percentile on the written examination to become certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.Dr. Siddiqui completed his training at Rhode Island Hospital, which is the only level 1 trauma center in the state as well as a major referral center for southern New England. The emergency department ranks as one of the top ten busiest in the nation. As a result, Dr. Siddiqui was able to gain a strong foundation in complex and emergent surgeries.Dr. Siddiqui is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Oklahoma - College of Medicine. He is a current fellow of several national societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), American Medical Association (AMA), as well as local societies including the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology, Oklahoma State Medical Association, and Tulsa County Medical SocietyAway from the office, Dr. Siddiqui enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Kulsum, and two daughters. Dr. Siddiqui also likes to play basketball, soccer, and tennis, and enjoys rooting for the OKC Thunder and Sooners
Dr. Siddiqui is actively involved with cutting edge technologies. With respect to cataract surgery alone, there have been significant improvements in the past years making it more safe and effective. Dr. Siddiqui would be happy to explain the options of advanced technology intra-ocular lenses (Toric Astigmatism, Multifocal) to limit the need for glasses or use of lasers to decrease the amount of ultrasound energy expended when removing cataracts. Dr. Siddiqui is also active in clinical trials to monitor innovative treatments. Dr. Siddiqui is grateful for his experience as a medical student volunteering at the Bedlam Community Health Clinic. This much needed clinic specializes in treating the working uninsured. Because of Dr. Siddiqui's mission to treat all patients regardless of financial backgrounds, he founded the Bedlam Ophthalmology Division of the Bedlam clinic in 2013. This has allowed many patients to receive eye surgery or medical care at little or no cost