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Magdy M. El-Sayed Ahmed, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.

  1. Surgeon


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed is an associate professor of surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He joined the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida 5 years ago. He had done an extensive training in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. He had done 2 years of adult cardiac and aortic surgery fellowship at the Texas Heart institute, Houston, Texas. During these 2 years he gained the surgical experience in managing complex cardiac and aortic cases. That was followed by 2 years of heart/lung transplant and mechanical circulatory support fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute. During these 2 years Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed was trained on complex heart and lung transplant procedures and implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices such as LVAD, Impella, ECMO, IABP and SynCardia total artificial heart. During these 4 years of training at the Texas Heart Institute he was mentored by world renowned surgeons Denton Cooley, Bud Frazier, Joseph Coselli and David Ott. Afterwards, he pursued his training in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery, mentored by world renowned congenital cardiac surgeon Richard Jonas, at the Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC.

Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed's clinical interests include:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Heart and lung transplant
  • LVAD implantation, ECMO and Impella deployment
  • DCD heart recovery using the OCS Transmedics and Normothermic Regional perfusion technique

Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed has published 34 articles in peer-review journals and co-authored a chapter in a text book. He has been selected as a judge for the American Medical Association (AMA) research symposium for the last 7 consecutive years. Also, he has been selected as a reviewer for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2022 meeting in Boston. Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed has been consistently presenting at major international meetings such as ISHLT, AATS and STS. Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed is participating as a co-investigator in major clinical trials such as EVLP, and DCD heart recovery using NRP. Dr. El-Sayed Ahmed enjoys travelling and exploring new places, playing tennis & golf, hiking and painting.

  • Heart failure and mechanical circulatory support surgery
  • Heart and lung transplant
  • Heart and lung recovery surgery
  • Patient projects in the field of cardiovascular surgery
  • Thoracic organ recovery
  1. 2015
    Fellow - Congenital Cardiac SurgeryChildren's National Medical Center
  2. 2014
    Fellow - Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)Texas Heart Institute
  3. 2012
    Fellow - Cardiovascular SurgeryTexas Heart Institute
  4. 2010
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Vascular SurgeryEmory University
  5. 1999
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryZagazig University School of Medicine
  6. 1999
    MSc - General Surgery - Thesis: "Factors affecting the outcome Of Blunt Liver Injuries"Zagazig University
  7. 1998
    Residency - General SurgeryZagazig University School of Medicine
  8. 1996
    InternshipZagazig University Hospital
  9. 1994
    MB BChZagazig University

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    A judge at the 20th Annual AMA research symposiumAmerican Medical Association
  2. 2021
    A judge at the 19th Annual AMA research symposiumAmerican Medical Association
  3. 2020
    A judge at the 18th Annual AMA research symposiumAmerican Medical Association
  4. 2020
    I am in-innovation award I am in-innovation award
  5. 2019
    A judge at the 17th Annual AMA research symposium, San Diego, CA, November 15, 2019American Medical Association
  6. 2019
    Award of best poster presentation at the 2nd Annual House of Surgery Research Day
  7. 2018
    A judge at the 16th Annual AMA research symposium, Washington, DC, November 9, 2018American Medical Association
  8. 2017
    A judge for the AMA research symposium American Medical Association
  9. 2016
    • A judge for the poster presentations at the 14th Annual AMA research symposiumAmerican Medical Association
  10. 2015
    • A judge for the poster presentations at the 13th Annual AMA research symposiumAmerican Medical Association
  11. 2004
    • Led the surgical team performed the first successful “Hand Replantation” in Egypt, 2004.Zagazig University School of Medicine
  12. 1995
    MBBCh, graduation with Excellence with honorsZagazig University
  13. 1985
    Governmental scholarship to study at “The High School for advanced students”Egyptian Ministry for Higher Education

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2021
    Academic Affairs CommitteeMayo College of Medicine
  2. 2017 - present
    Physician MemberFlorida Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
  3. 2016 - present
    Physician MemberFellow, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
  4. 2016 - 2022
    Physician MemberHeart and Heart-Lung Thoracic Selection Committee
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  7. 1995 - present
    MemberEgyptian Medical Syndicate