Dr. Sameh Said, MD

Dr. Sameh Said, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

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Dr. Sameh Said, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, congenital cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Defect Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Said's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Said "Interests Pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery Neonatal cardiac surgery Unifocalization procedures Reconstructive surgery for pulmonary artery and its branches Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Complex valve and reoperative cardiac surgery Heart transplantation "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Said "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery**

12  Conditions Treated

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • MB BCh - Excellent degree with honors Alexandria University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Alexandria university, Egypt
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Residency - Cardiothoracic Surgery Alexandria University, Egypt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Residency - General Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Residency - Joint General and Thoracic Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Fellowship - Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Fellowship - Thoracic Surgery Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Graduate Fellowship - ACGME-Accredited Peds Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Hawley H. Seiler Residents Competition Award Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2011
  • Best Abstract by Trainee Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, 2010
  • Third Place Best Poster - Resident Poster Competition Society for Vascular Surgery, American Association for Vascular Surgery, 2014
  • Alexandria Student's Scientific Association "ASSA" Award Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1994
  • Finalist in the 2011 Samson Resident Award Competition Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 2011
  • Dr. O.T. Clagett Resident Travel Award Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2013
  • 2013 AATS Resident Critical Care Scholarship AATS Graham Research Foundation, 2013
  • Winner of Minnesota State Trauma Resident Paper Competition Minnesota Surgical Society, 2011
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery Moderate Poster Competition American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 2016
  • 2011Dr. Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2011
Media & Publications
  • Reoperation for mitral paravalvular leak: a single-centre experience with 200 patients.,
  • Improving Results of Surgery for Ebstein Anomaly: Where Are We After 235 Cone Repairs?,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Egyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Member
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Member
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Member
  • Priestley Society, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
  • Subject Matter Expert Assignment for EHR RCM Convergence Project Plummer Project, Member
  • Team to Improve Processes TIPs Committee, Member
  • Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, Member
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Member
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