University of Nebraska Medical Center

Aleem Siddique, MBBS, FACS, FACC

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Aortic and Lung Transplantation Programs, Nebraska Medicine
Surgical Director, Aortic Program, Nebraska Medicine

Aleem Siddique, MBBS, FACS, FACC

Dr. Siddique is the surgical director for the lung transplant program and aortic program at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His clinical interests include the treatment of patients with end stage heart and lung failure, mechanical circulatory support, complex aortic surgery, utilizing wires and catheters for valve and aortic surgeries, mitral valve repair, and the use of multi-arterial grafting in coronary bypass surgery. He focuses on evidence-based treatments to provide the best outcomes for patients.

He enjoys mentoring students and trainees. He is an active member of several national and international surgical and transplant societies. He has numerous research interests within cardiothoracic surgery and more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

He enjoys traveling (especially hiking), reading and spending time with his family.

  • MD: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Pathway, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tuscan, Arizona
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Fellowship: Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Board certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
Professional memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
  • International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation 
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons 
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • American College of Cardiology 
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association 
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Parkland Surgical Society
Research interests