Sameh M. Said, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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I like the subspecialty of congenital heart surgery, because of the challenges. And also, taking care of children with heart disease is very rewarding. My name is Sameh Said, and I am a pediatric heart surgeon at the Mayo Clinic. I meet with the parents before the surgery to make sure they understand what the congenital problem is. Some of these congenital problems require several stages, several operations.

The technology is improving with the goal to minimize the number of operations that the child can have. You fix a problem in the heart, and you see them growing and going through their school years and adulthood. And you see them later on many years, you feel like you did something that actually change somebody's life.

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  1. Congenital heart defects in adults
  2. Congenital heart defects in children
  3. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  1. Aortic valve repair and replacement
  2. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  3. Heart transplant
  4. Heart valve surgery
  5. Neonatal and pediatric heart surgery
  6. Pulmonary valve repair and replacement
  7. Septal myectomy
  8. Tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • Pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery
  • Neonatal cardiac surgery
  • Unifocalization procedures
  • Reconstructive surgery for pulmonary artery and its branches
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Complex valve and reoperative cardiac surgery
  • Heart transplantation
  1. 2015
    Graduate Fellowship - ACGME-Accredited Peds Congenital Cardiac Surgery FellowshipLucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University
  2. 2014
    Fellowship - Thoracic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2014
    Residency - Joint General and Thoracic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2011
    Residency - General SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  5. 2008
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  6. 2003
    Residency - Cardiothoracic SurgeryAlexandria University, Egypt
  7. 2000
    InternshipAlexandria University, Egypt
  8. 1998
    MB BCh - Excellent degree with honorsAlexandria University, Egypt

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Congenital Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2015
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  3. 2013
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Adult Cardiac Surgery Moderate Poster Competition American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2014
    Third Place Best Poster - Resident Poster CompetitionSociety for Vascular Surgery, American Association for Vascular Surgery
  3. 2013
    2013 AATS Resident Critical Care ScholarshipAATS Graham Research Foundation
  4. 2013
    Dr. O.T. Clagett Resident Travel AwardMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2011
    Hawley H. Seiler Residents Competition AwardSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  6. 2011
    Winner of Minnesota State Trauma Resident Paper CompetitionMinnesota Surgical Society
  7. 2011
    Dr. Kaare K. Nygaard Travel AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2011
    Finalist in the 2011 Samson Resident Award CompetitionWestern Thoracic Surgical Association
  9. 2010
    Best Abstract by TraineeMidwest Pediatric Cardiology Society
  10. 1997
    Excellent Grade AwardEl-Behira Medical Syndicate, Egypt
  11. 1996
    Very Good Grade AwardEl-Behira Medical Syndicate, Egypt
  12. 1995
    Excellent Grade AwardEl-Behira Medical Syndicate, Egypt
  13. 1994
    Alexandria Student's Scientific Association "ASSA" AwardFaculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  14. 1994
    Excellent Grade Award El-Behira Medical Syndicate, Egypt
  15. 1994
    Second Place - Faculty of Medicine Scientific CompetitionFaculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  16. 1994
    Faculty of Medicine Student Union - Excellent Grade Award Alexandria University, Egypt
  17. 1993
    Faculty of Medicine Student Union - Excellent Grade AwardFaculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  18. 1992
    El-Behira Governor AwardHigh School Graduation, Damanhour, El-Behira
  19. 1990
    First Place - Wushu Kung Fu TournamentShaolin Schoo, Damanhour, El-Behira
  20. 1989
    The "Ideal Student" AwardKing Fisal Primary School, Damanhour, El-Behira
  21. 1989
    First Place - Social and National Awareness CompetitionKing Fisal Primary School, Damanhour, El-Behira
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberSubject Matter Expert Assignment for EHR/RCM Convergence Project / Plummer Project
  3. 2016 - present
    Surgical DirectorMayo Clinic ECMO Program
  4. 2016 - present
    Subcommittee MemberWestern Thoracic Surgical Association
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  6. 2015 - 2016
    MemberPlanning Committee, Mary Brigh 7BG Unit Committee, Unit Committees
  7. 2015 - present
    Medical DirectorMB5CF Cardiovascular Surgical Progressive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Surgery/Transplant Division, NS-Clinical Nursing Admin
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberWestern Thoracic Surgical Association
  9. 2014 - 2015
    MemberThoracic Surgery Residents Association
  10. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  11. 2013 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  12. 2012 - 2014
    Committee MemberTeam to Improve Processes (TIPs) Committee
  13. 2012 - present
    MemberWorld Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  15. 2011 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  16. 2010 - 2014
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  17. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  18. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Medial Association
  19. 2005 - present
    MemberMayo Fellows Association
  20. 2003 - present
    MemberEgyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
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Publications