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Date Published: Monday, November 7, 2022
Date Updated: Monday, November 7, 2022

Sameh Said, MD, Named Section Chief, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Sameh Said, MD has been appointed to the role of Chief of the Section of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

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VALHALLA N.Y. (November 7, 2022) – Sameh Said, MBBCh, MD, FACC, FACS has been appointed to the role of Chief of the Section of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and serve as comprehensive heart care centers under the banner of the WMCHealth Heart & Vascular Institute, where patients have access to some of the nation's leading physicians and researchers in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiovascular services.


Sameh Said, MD
Sameh Said, MD

Dr. Said specializes in the repair of congenital heart defects in children, including complex abnormalities such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other univentricular heart conditions, Ebstein's anomaly, unifocalization procedures, adult congenital heart diseases and complex cardiac repairs. He is at the forefront nationally of employing a minimally invasive approach to heart surgery, avoiding mid-sternal injury, whenever possible. 

Dr. Said is board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. He also is a member of many prominent national and international cardiac and thoracic surgical societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Said is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology.

Prior to his arrival at WMCHealth, Dr. Said served patients at Masonic Children's Hospital of the University of Minnesota and at the Mayo Clinic and its Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, where he served as both a pediatric and adult cardiac surgeon.

Dr. Said earned his medical degree in 1998 from Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, followed by an internship and initial cardiothoracic surgical training at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alexandria University, Egypt. Dr. Said sought additional training and completed a second fellowship in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

Academically, Dr. Said has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific presentations, 24 book chapters, and sits on the editorial Board for the World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WJPCHS). He also is an associate editor for Frontiers in Pediatric Cardiology and is an established educator who has created several video presentations sharing advancements in surgical techniques. 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 adult and pediatric trauma centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.


Dr. Said is a recognized expert in minimally invasive repair of congenital heart defects in adults and children. Press members interested in speaking with Dr. Said on related subjects are welcome to contact us at any time.