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.
As a medical student, Dr. Huq conducted research in multiple areas of neurosurgery. His translational research investigated 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 an active mentor to students at multiple stages of training, and written about education-related topics in neurosurgery. His work has resulted in numerous awards and publications, which can be found in the National Library of Medicine’s publications database.
Dr. Huq has been active in organized neurosurgery, having recently completed his term as the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee MISSION Fellow. Prior to medical school, he worked in management consulting, where he developed interests in healthcare quality, value, and leadership.
Dr. Huq is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys fitness, soccer, basketball, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
Professional Organization Membership
Education & Training
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2021
- BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
Honors & Awards
- 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