Mohamed A. Saad, M.D., FCCP, FAASM

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D., FCCP, FAASM

Mohamed Saad, M.D.

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D., FCCP, FAASM

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine
  • Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Medical Director, ULP Sleep Clinic

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Critical Care (Sepsis, ARDS, Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients, Role of Ultra Sonography in the ICU); Sleep Medicine (SDB, Insomnia, Narcolepsy)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Pulmonary Disease / Sleep Medicine / Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Residency: Fairview Health System (The Ohio State University)
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville


Featured Publications

  • El-Kersh K, Guardiola J, Cavallazzi R, Wiemken TL, Roman J, Saad M. Open and closed models of intensive care unit have different influences on infectious complications in a tertiary care center: A retrospective data analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1744-1746. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.240. Epub 2016 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 27397908.
  • Pfister GJ, Burkes RM, Guinn B, Steele J, Kelley RR, Wiemken TL, Saad M, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Opioid overdose leading to intensive care unit admission: Epidemiology and outcomes. J Crit Care. 2016 Oct;35:29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.04.022. Epub 2016 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 27481733.
  • Burk M, El-Kersh K, Saad M, Wiemken T, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Viral infection in community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir Rev. 2016 Jun;25(140):178-88. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0076-2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 27246595.
  • El-Kersh K, Chaddha U, Sinha RS, Saad M, Guardiola J, Cavallazzi R. Predictive Role of Admission Lactate Level in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;49(3):318-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.04.008. Epub 2015 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 26113379.
  • McClave SA, Saad MA, Esterle M, Anderson M, Jotautas AE, Franklin GA, Heyland DK, Hurt RT. Volume-Based Feeding in the Critically Ill Patient. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Aug;39(6):707-12. doi: 10.1177/0148607114540004. Epub 2014 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 24941950.
  • El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, Saad M, Guardiola J. Unusual placement of a central venous catheter: left pericardiophrenic vein. West J Emerg Med. 2015 May;16(3):422-3. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.2.25656. Epub 2015 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 25987919; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4427216.
  • El-Kersh K, Fraig M, Cavallazzi R, Saad M, Perez RL. Pulmonary necrobiotic nodules in Crohn's disease: a rare extra-intestinal manifestation. Respir Care. 2014 Dec;59(12):e190-2. doi: 10.4187/respcare.03176. Epub 2014 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 25233391.
  • El-Kersh K, Chaddha U, Cavallazzi R, Saad M. The use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EBUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of lymphatic cryptococcosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 24;2014. pii: bcr2014207005. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207005. PubMed PMID: 25253488; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4173195.
  • Kellie SP, Scott MJ, Cavallazzi R, Wiemken TL, Goss L, Parker D, Saad M. Procedural and educational interventions to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia rate and central line-associated blood stream infection rate. J Intensive Care Med. 2014 May-Jun;29(3):165-74. doi: 10.1177/0885066612467152. Epub 2012 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 23753223.
  • El-Kersh K, Gauhar U, Saad M. Atypical presentation of typical carcinoid. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 17;2014. pii: bcr2013202870. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202870. PubMed PMID: 24443340; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3903162.