Mariam M. Said, M.D.

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, Reston Hospital Center

Mariam M. Said, M.D., has been Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, at Reston Hospital Center since 2019. This affiliate neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Children’s National Hospital in northern Virginia brings expert care of the nation’s No. 1 NICU to families closer to home.

Dr. Said completed her training in General Pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, both at Children’s National. After completing training in 2011, she joined Children’s Division of Neonatology as an attending neonatologist. From 2012-2019, she served as the associate fellowship program director for neonatal-perinatal medicine. She also is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

In addition to numerous educational initiatives for postgraduate medical trainees, Dr. Said’s scholarly work includes collaborations with industry partners for studies involving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, as well as clinical research collaborations between the department of surgery studying necrotizing enterocolitis, and with the Developing Brain Institute utilizing advanced MRI technology to study newborn brain development and injury. In her current role as Medical Director, she is involved in several quality and safety initiatives at Reston Hospital Center aimed at advancing patient care, as well as improving patient experience.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Zun Z, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Basu S, Said M, Andersen N, Murnick J, Chang T, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C.
Longitudinal trajectories of regional cerebral blood flow in very preterm infants during third trimester ex utero development assessed with MRI.
Radiology. 2021 Jun;299(3):691-702. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021202423. Epub 2021 Mar 30. PMID: 33787337
Ottolini KM, Andescavage N, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Murnick J, VanderVeer R, Basu S, Said M, Limperopoulos C.
Early lipid intake improves cerebellar growth in very low-birth-weight preterm infants.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Mar;45(3):587-595. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1868. Epub 2020 Jun 4. PMID: 32384168 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32384168/
Sethi N, Klugman D, Said M, Hom L, Bowers S, Berger JT, Wernovsky G, Donofrio MT.
Standardized delivery room management for neonates with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease: A model for improving interdisciplinary delivery room care.
J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2021;14(3):317-329. doi: 10.3233/NPM-200626. PMID: 33361613 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33361613/