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

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Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • MSc, Excellent with honors, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2004
  • PhD, 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
  • Advanced training apprenticeship, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Washington University in St. Louis2015 - 2016
  • Clinical Observer in Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Harvard University2016 - 2016
  • Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists, Washington University School of Medicine, Olin School of Business and BJC Healthcare2018 - 2018
  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Science I, Washington University in St. Louis, Institute of Informatics2020 - 2020
  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Science II, Washington University in St. Louis, Institute of Informatics2021 - 2021
  • Introduction to Biomedical Informatics I, Washington University in St. Louis, Institute of Informatics2021 - 2021

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2009ECFMG certificate
  • 2012Pediatric Residency Completion - Washington University in St. Louis & St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • 2013 - PresBoard certified in Pediatrics
  • 2013Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2014 - PresMO, Missouri permanent medical license/Physician and surgeon
  • 2016 - PresACLS provider
  • 2016 - PresBLS provider
  • 2016 - PresPALS provider
  • 2016 - PresPediatric Critical Care Boards

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Sixth Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigators Forum - Abstract2019
  • 2019 Excellence in Research Grant - Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator Forum2019

Recent Publications view all (28)

  1. Development of a Standardized Assessment of Simulation-based Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Educational Courses ATS Scholar. 2022. doi:10.34197/ats-scholar.2021-0068OC  PMCID:PMC9341478  PMID:35924196 
  2. Use of Aminocaproic Acid with Bivalirudin for Hemostatic Management of Abdominal Surgery for Neonate on Extracorporeal Support ASAIO. 2022. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001736  PMID:35439195 
  3. Extracorporeal Anticoagulation With Bivalirudin; Is the Best Still to Come? ASAIO. 2022. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001705  PMID:35439195 
  4. Impact of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy on Bivalirudin Dosing in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ASAIO. 2022;68(11):1393-1398. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001681  PMID:35239538 
  5. Successful Use of Intravenous Methylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients JPIC. 2021. doi:10.1055/s-0041-1736335  
  6. Comprehensive assessment of a nationwide simulation-based course for artificial life support PLOS One. 2021;16(10):e0257162. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0257162  PMCID:PMC8496826  PMID:34618829 
  7. Poor Reliability of Common Measures of Anticoagulation in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ASAIO. 2021. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001582  PMID:34581287 
  8. Extracorporeal Support Prognostication-Time to Move the Goal Posts? Membranes. 2021;11(7):537. doi:10.3390/membranes11070537  PMCID:PMC8304743  PMID:34357187 
  9. Context-Responsive Anticoagulation Reduces Complications in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Front. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021. doi:10.3389/fcvm.2021.637106  PMCID:PMC8224528  PMID:34179125 
  10. Changes in Sedation Practices in Association with Delirium Screening in Infants After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Pediatric Cardiology. 2021. doi:10.1007/s00246-021-02616-y  PMID:33891134 
  11. Berlin Heart EXCOR and ACTION post-approval surveillance study report J Heart Lung Transplant. 2021;40(4):251-259. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2021.01.010  PMID:33579597 
  12. Antithrombin Dose Optimization in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Infants ASAIO. 2021. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001340  PMID:33528157 
  13. Seizures Are Associated With Brain Injury in Infants Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation JCN. 2020. doi:10.1177/0883073820966917  PMCID:PMC8086759  PMID:33112194 
  14. Systemic Hypertension in Pediatric Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ASAIO. 2020. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001267  PMID:33074862 
  15. Is Anticoagulation With Bivalirudin Comparable to Heparin for Pediatric Extracorporeal Life Support? Results From a High-Volume Center Artif Organs. 2020. doi:10.1111/aor.13758  PMID:32557733 
  16. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Pediatric Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Illness PCCM. 2020;21(10):893-897. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002432  PMCID:PMC7523473  PMID:32427689 
  17. Neurological Monitoring and Complications of Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support Pediatric Neurology. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2020.03.014  PMCID:PMC7698354  PMID:32299748 
  18. Red blood cell phenotype fidelity following glycerol cryopreservation optimized for research purposes. PLOS One. 2018;13(12). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0209201  PMCID:PMC6303082  PMID:30576340 
  19. Successful preoperative bridge with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in three neonates with D-transposition of the great vessels and pulmonary hypertension Cardiology in the Young. 2018;1-3. doi:10.1017/S1047951118001038  PMID:29991376 
  20. Successful treatment of fulminant neonatal enteroviral myocarditis in monochorionic diamniotic twins with cardiopulmonary support, intravenous immunoglobulin and pocapavir. BMJ Case Rep. 2018. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-224133  PMCID:PMC5965763  PMID:29776940 
  21. Physiologic Impact of Circulating RBC Microparticles upon Blood-Vascular Interactions Font. Physiol.. 2018;8:1120. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.01120  PMCID:PMC5770796  PMID:29379445 
  22. Influence of red blood cell-derived microparticles upon vasoregulation Blood transfusion. 2017;15:1-13. doi:10.2450/2017.0353-16  PMCID:PMC5649961  PMID:28686154 
  23. RBC Distribution Width: Biomarker for Red Cell Dysfunction and Critical Illness Outcome? Pediatr Crit Care Med.. 2016. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000001017  PMCID:PMC5291765  PMID:27832023 
  24. Incidence of Platelet Dysfunction by Thromboelastography-Platelet Mapping in Children Supported with ECMO: A Pilot Retrospective Study Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2016;3. doi:10.3389/fped.2015.00116  PMCID: PMC4702183  PMID:26779465 
  25. Red cell physiology and signaling relevant to the critical care setting. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000225  PMCID:PMC4617548  PMID:25888155 
  26. 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 
  27. 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 
  28. 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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