Shazia M. Siddique, MD MSHP is a gastroenterologist and health services researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Siddique has expertise in evidence synthesis and guideline development, quality improvement, and advocacy and policy.
Dr. Siddique’s research, clinical expertise, and quality efforts aim to promote the integration of evidence-based practices into clinical care. She is the Associate Director of Scientific Research for the Center for Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Clinical Guidelines Committee for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). As a graduate of Penn’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) program, she incorporates her work on evidence-based practices into quality improvement and patient safety. She currently serves as the Director of Quality and Safety for the Inpatient GI Gut Consult service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Siddique also has over 10 years of experience in advocacy, as the former National Policy Chair, National Legislative Director, and National Vice President for Leadership Development for the American Medical Student Association. She also previously interned with the Patient Safety Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and at ABC News Medical Unit in NY, where she explored the intersections of global health and journalism with policy. She is the founding Director of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Congressional Advocates Program, which is a grassroots policy program aimed to empower providers to serve as patient advocates.
Dr. Siddique graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical school, completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.