Prof. Maythem Saeed

University of California San Francisco, USA



1988-1989 National Institute of Health Fellow (NIH, Bethesda, USA), School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, USA
1983-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Freiburg, West Germany
1979-1983 Ph.D., School of Medicine, University of Freiburg, West Germany

1974-1976 M.Sc., College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq

1969-1974 DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Publications (Selected)
  1. Saeed M, Higgins CB, Geschwind JF, Wendland MF. T1-relaxation kinetics of extracellular, intracellular and intravascular MR contrast agents in normal and acutely reperfused infarcted myocardium using echoplanar MR imaging.Eur Radiol 2000;10:310-318.
  2. Saeed M, Lund G, Wendland MF, Bremerich J, Weinmann HJ, Higgins CB.Magnetic resonance characterization of the peri-infarction zone of reperfused myocardial infarction using necrosis specific and extracellular nonspecific contrast media. Circulation 2001;103:871-876.
  3. Saeed M, Lee R, Martin A, Weber OM, Krombach GA, Schalla S, Lee M, Saloner D, Higgins CB. Transendocardial delivery of extracellular tracers using a combination of x-ray and MRI fluoroscopy (XMR)-guidance: Feasibility study in dogs. Radiology 2004;231:689-696.
  4. Saeed M, Saloner D, Martin A, Do L, Weber O, Ursell P, Lee R, Higgins CB. Angiogenesis growth factor adeno-associated viral vector encoding VEGF gene: Effect on cardiovascular magnetic resonance measurements of perfusion and infarct resorption in swine. Radiology 2007,243:451-460.
  5. JacquierA, Higgins CB, Martin A, Do L, Saloner D, Saeed M. Injection of adeno-associated viral vector encoding VEGF gene in infarcted myocardium improves magnetic resonance measurements of left ventricular function and strain. Radiology 2007;245:196:196-205.
  6. Saeed M, Martin A, Ursell P, Do L, Bucknor M, , Higgins CB, Saloner A. MR assessment of myocardial perfusion, viability and function after intramyocardial transfer of VM202, a new plasmid human hepatocyte growth factor in ischemic swine myocardium. Radiology 2008;249:107-1118.
  7. Saeed M, Martin A, Jacquier A, Do L, Bucknor M, Ursell P, Kan YW, Higgins CB, Saloner A. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a platform for percutaneous transendocardial delivery and assessment of gene therapy in permanent coronary artery occlusion of canine model. Radiology 2008;249:560-571.
  8. CarlssonM, Wilson M, Martin A, Saeed M. Assessment of acute and subacute myocardial microembolization by magnetic resonance imaging. Radiology (March 2009).
  9. SaeedM, Schalla S, Chujo M, Ebert W, Higgins CB. Assessment of therapy in hypertrophied hearts using contrast enhanced MRI. Acad Radiol 2005;12:60-61.
  10. Kuehne T, Gleason BK, Saeed M, Turner D, Weil J, Teitel DF, Higgins CB, Moore P. Combined pulmonary stenosis and insufficiency preserves myocardial contractility in the developing heart of growing swine at midterm follow-up. J Appl Physiol 2005;99:1422-1427.
  11. HenkC, Higgins CB, Saeed M. Endovascular interventional MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2005;22:451-460.
  12. SaeedM, Lee R, Weber O, Do L, Martin A, Ursell P, Saloner D, Higgins CB. Scarred myocardium imposes additional burden on remote viable myocardium despite a reduction in the extent of area with late contrast MR enhancement. Eur Radiol 2006;16:827-836.
  13. CroisileP, Revel D, Saeed M. Contrast agents and cardiac MR imaging of myocardial ischemia: from bench to bedside. Eur Radiol. 2006;16(9):1951-63.
  14. Saeed M, Martin A, Lee R, Weber O, Revel D, Saloner D, Higgins CB. MR guidance of targeted injections into border and core of scarred myocardium in pigs. Radiology 2006;240(2):419-26.
  15. Saeed M, Henk CB, Weber O, Martin A, Wilson M, Shunk K, Saloner D, Higgins CB. Delivery and assessment of endovascular stents to repair aortic coarctation using MR and X-ray imaging. J Magn Resonance Imaging 2006;24(2):371-378.
  16. Saeed M. MR assessment of myocardial viability and microvascular integrity in ischemic heart disease. Current Medical Imaging Reviews 2006;2(3):299-314.
  17. SaeedM, Weber O, Lee R, Martin A, Do L, Saloner D, Robert P, Corot C, Higgins CB. Discrimination of myocardial acute and chronic (scar) infarctions on delayed contrast enhanced MRI using blood pool contrast media. J Am Coll Cardiol 2006;48 (10):1961-1968.
  18. Lund GK, Stork A, Muellerleile K, Bansmann, Barmeyer A, Knefel M, Schlichting U, Mueller M, Higgins CB, Adam G, Meinertz G, Saeed M. Prediction of left ventricular remodeling and analysis of infarct resorption in patients with reperfused myocardial infarcts using contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Radiology Radiology 2007;245:95-102.
  19. JacquierA, Higgins CB, Saeed M. MR imaging in assessing ischemic myocardial injuries and guiding cardiac intervention. Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging 2007;;2:1-15.
  20. SaborowskiO, Saeed M. An overview on the advances in cardiovascular interventional MR imaging. MAGMA 2007;20:117-128.
  21. Saeed M, Martin A, Ursell P, Do L, Bucker M, Higgins CB, Saloner D. MR assessment of myocardial perfusion, viability and function after intramyocardial transfer of VM202, a new plasmid human hepatocyte growth factor gene into ischemic myocardium in swine. Radiology 2008;249:107-118. PMID: 18682582. (Accompanied by Science-To-Practice, Robert Edelman).
  22. SaeedM, Martin A, Jacquier A, Bucknor M, Saloner D, Do L, Ursell P, Su H, Kan YW, Higgins CB. Permanent coronary artery occlusion: Cardiovascular MR imaging is platform for percutaneous transendocardial delivery and assessment of gene therapy in canine model. Radiology 2008; 249:560-571. PMID: 18780824.
  23. CarlssonMand Saeed M. Intracoronary injection of contrast media maps the territory of the coronary artery: An MRI technique for assessing the effects of locally delivered angiogenic therapies. Acad Radiol 2008;15(11):1354-1359. PMID: 18995187
  24. JacquierA, Revel D, Saeed M. MDCT of the myocardium: a new contribution to ischemic heart disease. Acad Radiol 2008;15:477-487.
  25. Furtado AD, Carlsson M, Wintermark M, Ordovas K, Saeed M. Identification of residual ischemia, infarction, and microvascular impairment in revascularized myocardial infarction using 64-slice MDCT. Contrast Media Mol Imaging 2008;3(5):198-206. PMID: 18973214
  26. Carlsson M, Osman N, Ursell P, Martin A, Saeed M. Quantitative analysis of regionl and global left ventricular function and strain after intramyocardial transfer of VM202 into infarcted swine myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008;295(2):H522-32.
  27. Newton N, Croislle P, Revel D, Weber O, Higgins CB, Saeed M. Left ventricular post myocardial infarction remodeling studied by combining MR-tagging with delayed MR contrast enhancement. Invest Radiol 2008;43:219-228.
  28. Jacquier, A, Wendland, M, Do, L, Robert P, Corot, C, Higgins CB, Saeed, M. MR imaging assessment of the kinetics of P846, a new gadolinium-based MR contrast medium, in ischemically injured myocardium. Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 2008; 3(3):112-9. PMID: 18548477.
  29. Saborowski O, Bremerich J, Bongartz G, Saeed M. Interventionelle kardiovaskuläre Magnetresonanz: Neue therapeutische Anwendungen.Herz 2008;33(5):323-333.
  30. Jacquier A, Bucker M, Do L., Robert P, Corot C, Higgins CB, Saeed M. P846, a new gadolinium based low diffusion magnetic resonance contrast agent, in characterizing occlusive infarcts, reperfused ischemic myocardium and reperfusesd infarcts in rats. Magn Reson Mater Phy 2008;21:207-218.
  31. Carlsson M, Arheden H, Higgins CB, Saeed M. Magnetic resonance imaging as a potential gold standard for infarct quantification. J Electrocardiol. 2008;41(6):614-620. PMID: 18817927.
  32. Jacquier A, Boussel L, Amabile N, Bartoli JM, Douek P, Saeed M, Croislle P. Multidetector computed tomography in reperfused acute myocardial infarction. Assessment of infarct size and no-reflow in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Invest Radiol 2008;43:773-781. PMID: 18923256
  33. Carlsson M, Martin A, Ursell P, Saloner D, Saeed M. Magnetic resonance imaging quantification of left ventricular dysfunction following coronary microembolization. Magn Reson Med 2009; 61(3):595-602. PMID: 19097239.