Luma Essaid, MD

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Luma Essaid, MD, is a house physician with the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Pediatrics - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Titles and Academic Titles

House Physician

Departments and Services




Essaid, L, Strassle, P., Jernigan, E., Nelson, J. (2018). Regional Differences in Cost and Length of Stay Among Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology.


Sundaram, S., Le, T. L., Essaid, L., Freemerman, A. J., Huang, M. J., Galanko, J. A., ... Makowski, L. (2014). Weight loss reversed obesity-induced HGF/c-met pathway and Basal-Like breast cancer progression. Frontiers in Oncology.

Asrani, S., Essaid, L., .!er, B., & Santiago-Turla, M. (2014). Artifacts in spectral domain optical coherence tomography measurements in glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmology.

Awards and Honors

2021, The Alan Stiles Award for Best Resident
2020, Class of 2000 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award
2018-present, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2017-present, Eugene S. Mayer Honor Society for Community Service
2017, William de Berniere MacNider Award
2015, Highest Honors, University of North Carolina
2011-2015, Honors Program, University of North Carolina