Sameh M. Said, MBBCH, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery

Sameh M. Said

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-5490

Fax 612-625-7540

Mailing Address:
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S, AO510
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Jessy Anderson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery

MD, Alexandria Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt 1992-1998

Joint General and Thoracic Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2008-2014

Fellowships, Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 2014-2015; Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2005-2008

Other Education, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt


My career as a congenital heart surgeon has been very gratifying. I love what I do because of the challenges that I face and overcome everyday, and I find the joy in helping children and adults with complex heart defects. I also value the interaction with my colleagues, and trainees. My goal is to provide excellence in patient care, education and research.


Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors, Rochester, MN 2019
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA) Travelling Fellowship Award 2018
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery Moderated Poster Competition, AATS Meeting 2016
  • Third Place Bests Poster-Resident Competition, Society of Vascular Surgery 2014
  • O.T. Clagett Resident Travel Award, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine 2013
  • AATS Resident Critical Care Scholarship-AATS Graham Research Foundation 2013
  • Winner of Minnesota State Trauma Resident Paper Competition 2011
  • Hawley H. Seiler Resident Competition Award- STSA 2011
  • Dr. Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine 2011
  • Best Abstract by Trainee. Midwest Pediatric, Cardiology Society 2010

Professional Associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA)
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS)
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • Priestly Society
  • Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
  • Egyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ESCTS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)


Research Summary/Interests

Stem Cell Therapy; Mechanical Circulatory Assistance for Failing Single Ventricle; Fetal Cardiac Surgery


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery 2013
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 2015
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery/Congenital Subspecialty Certification 2016

Skill Certification

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) 2005

Clinical Interests

Neonatal and Infant Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Ebstein Malformation; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Complex Cardiac Reoperations; Ross Procedure