Rasheed A. Siddiqui, M.D.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in 1991 and medical school training at the Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia in 1995. I went on to complete an Anesthesiology Residency and Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Virginia. I am Board Certified in Anesthesiology with a Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. While in medical school, I discovered that I not only liked helping my patients, but I truly enjoyed working with my hands and talking with my patients. Prior to my Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine, I worked in the operating rooms practicing Anesthesiology. While I enjoyed the hospital environment and the practice of Anesthesiology, there was limited verbal communication with my patients, as they were asleep, under anesthesia. In the hospital, I enjoyed working on the Labor and Delivery Suite and placing epidural catheters for my obstetrical patients. These patients were awake and I was able to use my hands. Also, most importantly, I was able to constantly talk with my patients as I placed their epidural catheters for their labor pains.
Interventional Pain Medicine is a unique field for me as it has offered me the ability to help my patients, work with my hands, and talk with my patients as I perform their interventional procedures.
Upon completing my training in Interventional Pain Medicine, I decided on a private practice setting because of the unique environment at the Charlottesville Pain Management Center. Our clinic does not have any physician extenders (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or doctors-in-training) and I am able to take my own histories, perform my own examinations, and perform my own procedures, all the same day as your initial visit. I believe strongly in personalized care with an emphasis on prevention and wellness.
Education and Training:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1987-1991
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1991-1995
University of Virginia, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Charlottesville, VA 1995-1999
Resident in Anesthesiology
University of Virginia, Department of Anesthesology and Pain Management, Charlottesville, VA 2001-2002
Fellow in Interventional Pain Medicine
Board Certification and Licensure
Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, 2000
Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology/Subspecialty in Pain Medicine 2002
Virginia Medical License, 1995