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

Mohamed Saad, M.D.

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

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
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
  • Residency: Fairview Health System/ The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Kim RY, Ng AM, Persaud AK, Furmanek SP, Kothari YN, Price JD, Wiemken TL, Saad MA, Guardiola JJ, Cavallazzi RS. Antibiotic Timing and Outcomes in Sepsis. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Jun;355(6):524-529. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.02.007. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 29891035.
  • El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, McClave SA, Saad M. Reply. J Crit Care. 2018 Jun;45:251-252. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2018.02.007. PubMed PMID: 29754943.
  • Jalil B, Thompson P, Cavallazzi R, Marik P, Mann J, El-Kersh K, Guardiola J, Saad M. Comparing Changes in Carotid Flow Time and Stroke Volume Induced by Passive Leg Raising. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Feb;355(2):168-173. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 29406045.
  • El-Kersh K, Jalil B, McClave SA, Cavallazzi R, Guardiola J, Guilkey K, Persaud AK, Furmanek SP, Guinn BE, Wiemken TL, Alhariri BC, Kellie SP, Saad M. Enteral nutrition as stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: A randomized controlled exploratory study. J Crit Care. 2018 Feb;43:108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.08.036. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 28865339.
  • 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.