Ahmed, Said, M.D., Ph.D.  said_a@kids.wustl.edu

Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • MSc, Excellent with honors, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2004
  • Ph.D., Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2010
  • MBBCh, Excellent with honors, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine2000


  • Resident of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine2001 - 2004
  • Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital2005 - 2005
  • Pediatric research fellow, Washington University in St Louis2007 - 2008
  • Resident of Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital2010 - 2012
  • Clinical Fellow - Pediatric Intensive Care, Washington University in St. Louis2012 - 2015
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Washington University in St. Louis2015 - 2016
  • Clinical Observer in Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Harvard University2016 - 2016

Licensure and Board Certification

  • ECFMG certificate2009
  • Pediatric Residency Completion - Washington University in St. Louis & St. Louis Children's Hospital2012
  • Board certified in Pediatrics2013
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics2013
  • MO, Missouri permanent medical license/Physician and surgeon2014
  • ACLS provider2016
  • BLS provider2016
  • PALS provider2016
  • Pediatric Critical Care Boards2016


  • Pediatric section travel award - Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress for abstract2014
  • In-training section travel award - Society of Critical Care Medicine - for abstract2014
  • Young Professional Abstract Award at the 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care2016

Recent Publications view all (6)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Ahmed Said, Philip Spinella, Mary Hartman, Katherine Steffen, Ronald Jackups, Richard Holubkov, Michael Wallendorf, Allan Doctor.. RBC Distribution Width: Biomarker for Red Cell Dysfunction and Critical Illness Outcome? Pediatr Crit Care Med.. 2016. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000001017  PMID:27832023  
  2. Arun Saini, Mary E. Hartman, Brian F. Gage, Ahmed Said, Avihu Z. Gazit, Pirooz Eghtesady, Umar S. Boston and Philip C. Spinella. Incidence of Platelet Dysfunction by Thromboelastography-Platelet Mapping in Children Supported with ECMO: A Pilot Retrospective Study Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2016;3. 
  3. Said A, Rogers S, Doctor A. Red cell physiology and signaling relevant to the critical care setting. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000225  PMID:25888155  
  4. Said A, Hmiel P, Goldsmith M, Dietzen D, Hartman ME. Successful use of plasma exchange for profound hemolysis in a child with loxoscelism. Pediatrics. 2014;134(5):e1464-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-3338  PMID:25349320  
  5. Said AS, Abd-Elaziz MM, Farid MM, Abd-ElFattah MA, Abdel-Monim MT, Doctor A. Evolution of surfactant protein-D levels in children with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012;47(3):292-9. doi:10.1002/ppul.21548  PMID:21901856  
  6. Rogers SC, Said A, Corcuera D, McLaughlin D, Kell P, Doctor A. Hypoxia limits antioxidant capacity in red blood cells by altering glycolytic pathway dominance. FASEB J. 2009;23(9):3159-70. doi:10.1096/fj.09-130666  PMCID:PMC2735367  PMID:19417084  
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