Rochester, Minnesota


Said.Sameh@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Sameh M. Said, M.D., has special research interests in pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery. These interests include complex neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and reoperative and complex cardiac surgery.

Focus areas

  • Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, including unifocalization procedures
  • Reconstructive surgery for the pulmonary artery and its branches
  • Functional single ventricle and Fontan procedure
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Surgery for adults with congenital heart disease
  • Reoperative and complex cardiac surgery
  • Stem cell therapy for complex congenital heart disease

Significance to patient care

Dr. Said's research contributes to improved surgical outcomes for patients and to increased survival rates and quality of life for adults and children with cardiac diseases.

Professional highlights

  • Member, abstract selection committee, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 2017
  • Surgical director, ECMO program, Mayo Clinic, 2016-present
  • Recipient, poster competition award, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 2016
  • Membership committee, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, 2013-2014
  • Recipient, Resident Critical Care Scholarship, AATS, 2013
  • Recipient, Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2011


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Surgery


  1. Graduate Fellowship - ACGME-Accredited Peds Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University
  2. Fellowship - Thoracic Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. Resident Thoracic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Residency - Joint General and Thoracic Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. Residency - General Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  6. Fellowship - Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  7. Residency - Cardiothoracic Surgery Alexandria University, Egypt
  8. Internship Alexandria University, Egypt
  9. MB BCh - Excellent degree with honors Alexandria University, Egypt

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