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:
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
2450 Riverside Ave S
East Building, MB539
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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