Sakibul Huq, MD

  • PGY-4 Resident

Sakibul Huq, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July 2021 after earning his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He previously graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied biology and business administration on the fully funded Morehead-Cain Scholarship.

During medical school, Dr. Huq developed academic interests in multiple areas of neurosurgery. His translational research introduced targeted therapies and drug repurposing strategies for brain and skull base tumors. His clinical research involved applications of predictive analytics and frailty assessments to neurosurgical oncology. Dr. Huq is also passionate about medical education. He has organized educational cadaver labs, served as a mentor to students at multiple stages of training, and written about education-related topics in neurosurgery.  His work has resulted in numerous awards and 40 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Huq is also interested in organized neurosurgery. He previously served as the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee MISSION Fellow. Prior to medical school, he worked in management consulting with Huron Consulting Group, where he developed interests in healthcare quality, value and leadership. 

Dr. Huq is a native of Pittsburgh. His hobbies outside neurosurgery include fitness, soccer, basketball, travel and music. He enjoys spending time with his fiancée, an Ob-Gyn resident at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, and their Australian shepherd Kobe.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Skull base neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, radiosurgery, general neurosurgery, quality improvement, high value care, medical education and socioeconomics.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2021
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Walter Copeland Grant, Pittsburgh Foundation, 2023
  • Brian D. Silber Award, AANS, 2020
  • James Rutka Pediatric Brain Tumor Award, CNS, 2020
  • Harvey Cushing Medical Student Research Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2020
  • Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, AANS/NREF, 2020
  • MISSION Fellowship, AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee, 2019
  • Medical Student Summer Fellowship, American Brain Tumor Association, 2019
  • Paul Ehrlich Research Award, Johns Hopkins Young Investigators Day, 2019
  • Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2018
  • Henry Strong Denison Outstanding Student Research Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
  • Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, 2016
  • Morehead-Cain Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
  • Highest Distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014