Dr. Abu Said

Dr. Abu Said
Ghassan H. Abu Said, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Abu Said is a board certified cardiologist with a subspecialty of interventional cardiology. His scope of practice includes: coronary, peripheral and carotid artery angioplasty and stenting; intravascular ultrasound; fractional functional reserve; atherectomy; device implantations; transesophageal echocardiography. He is board certified in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography as well cardiovascular computed tomography.

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Interventional Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Undergraduate Education:

  • American University of Beirut
    Beirut, Lebanon

Medical School:

  • Kaunas University of Medicine
    Kaunas, Lithuania


  • The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, TX

Cardiology Fellowship:

  • The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, TX
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
    Houston, TX

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship:

  • University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK


  1. Abusaid GH et al. Reduced Coronary Blood Flow in Cardiac Tamponade: Mystery Solved. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Dec;24(12):E328-9
  2. Abusaid GH et al. Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Endovascular Stenting. Echocardiography. 2012 May 29.
  3. Abusaid GH, Ahmad M. Transthoracic Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Impella Placement.Echocardiography.2012 Apr;29(4):E105-6.
  4. Abusaid GH, Ahmad M. Real-Time 3D Stress Echocardiography-Advantages and Limitations. Echocardiography Echocardiography. 2012 Feb; 29(2):200-6.
  5. Naveed A. Adoni, Ghassan H. Abusaid, Ken Fujise. Inflammation and Heart Diseases.Chapter 7, pp.151-176. In Aggarwal B., Krishnan S. Guha S. (Eds). Inflammation, Life Style and Chronic Diseases: The Silent Link (1st edition). CRC Press. July 14, 2011.
  6. Abusaid GH et al. Congenital Coronary Artery Fistula Presenting Later In Life. Journal of Cardiology Cases. (doi:10.1016/j.jccase.2011.05.008).
  7. George Adams, MD, Ghassan Abusaid, MD, Benjamin Lee, BA, Charles Maynard, PhD, Paul Campbell, MD, Galen Wagner, MD, Alejandro Barbagelata, MD. From Theory to Practice: Implementation of Pre-Hospital Electrocardiogram Transmission in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction — A Multicenter Experience. Journal of Invasive Cardiology.2010 Nov (22):520-525
  8. Huang MH, Lui CY, Abusaid GH, Poh KK, Barbagelata AN, Uretsky BF, Fujise K. Cardiac calcitonin gene-related peptide and left ventricular hypertrophy in the cardiac allograft. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Apr;29(4):487-8. Epub 2009 Dec 22.
  9. Abusaid GH, Barbagelata A, Tuero E, Mahmood A, Sharma G. Diastolic Dysfunction and COPD exacerbation. Postgrad Med. 2009,Jul;121(4):76-81
  10. Ye Y, Abu Said GH, Lin Y, Manickavasagam S, Hughes MG, McAdoo DJ, Perez Polo RJ, Birnbaum Y. Caffeinated coffee blunts the myocardial protective effects of statins against ischemic-reperfusion injury in the rat. Cardiovasc DrugsTher.2008 Aug;22(4):275-82. Epub 2008 Mar 11.