Sameh M. Said, MBBCh, MD, FACS

Congenital Heart Surgeon

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • Arabic
  • English
  • German

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Complex Cardiac Re-operations
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Functional Single Ventricle
  • Hybrid Procedures for Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
  • Neonatal and Infant Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Ozaki Procedure
  • Pulmonary Artery and Branches Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Atresia and Unifocalization Procedure
  • Ross Procedure
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Alexandria Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt 1992-1998


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


  • 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 2000-2003

Board Certifications

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

Skill Certifications

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) 2005

Recognition and Leadership


  • Top Doctor Rochester, MN 2019
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association Travellign 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


  • 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)

Academic Information

Associate Professor of Surgery

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