Mohamed A. Seliem, MD, FACC, FASE, FAAP

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Mohamed A. Seliem, MD, FACC, FASE, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with expertise in 3-D echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Application of Real Time 3 Dimensional Echocardiography (RT3DE) in Morphologic and Physiologic Assessment of Congenital Heart Disease
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia

Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt


Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


Pediatric Cardiology - Northwestern University, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Surgery - El-Ma'adi Armed Forces Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services



Brothers JA, McBride MG, Seliem MA, Marino BM, Tomlinson RS, Pampaloni MH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Paridon SM.  Evaluation of Myocardial Ischemia After surgical Repair of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery in a Series of Pediatric Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007; 50 :2078-82. PMID: 18021877

Seliem M, Fedec A, Szwast A, Farrell P, Ewing S, Gruber J, Spray MAio-Ventricular Valve Morphology and Dynamics in Congenital Heart Disease as Imaged with Real-Time 3 Dimensional Matrix Array Echocardiography: Comparison with 2 D imaging and surgical findings. . J Am Soc Echocardigr 2007; 20:869-876. PMID: 17617314

Hussein SA, Hashim AN, El-Sharawy RT, Seliem MA, Linscheid M, Lindequist U, Nawwar MA.
  Ericifolin: an eugenol 5-O-galloylglucoside and other phenolics from Melaleuca ericifolia.
  Phytochemistry. 2007 May;68(10):1464-70. Epub 2007 Apr 20. PMID: 17449074

Seliem MA, Bou-Holaigah IH, Al-Sannaa N. Influence of consanguinity on the pattern of familial aggregation of congenital cardiovascular anomalies in an outpatient population. Studies from eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Community Genet 2007;10:27-31 PMID: 17167247

Mercer-Rosa L, Fedec A, Gruber P, Seliem M. Cor triatriatum sinister with and without left ventricular inflow obstruction: Visualization of the entire supra-valvular membrane by real-time 3-Dimensional echocardiography. Impact on clinical management of individual patient. Congenit. Heart Dis. 2006; 1: 335-339. PMID: 18377505

Mercer-Rosa L, Seliem M, Fedec A, Rome J,Rychik J,Gaynor JW.  Illustration of the additional value of real-time 3 dimensional echocardiography to conventional transthoracic and transesophageal 2 dimensional echocardiography in imaging muscular ventricular septal defects: Does this have any impact on individual patient management?. J Am Soc Echocardigr 2006;19: 1511-1519. PMID: 17138037

Seliem MA Fedec A, Cohen MS, Ewing S, Farrell PE, Jr, Rychik J, Schultz AH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL. Real Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiographic imaging of congenital heart disease using Matrix Array technology: Free-hand real time scanning adds instant morphologic details not well delineated by conventional 2- Dimensional imaging. J Am Soc Echocardigr 2006; 19:121-129. PMID: 16455415

Seliem MA, Bou-Holaigah IH, Palileo MR. Complete transposition of the great arteries and total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with a small atrial septal defect: a rare combination resulting in balanced pulmonary / systemic circulations. Ann Saudi Med 2004; 24: 133-135. PMID: 15323277

Abd El-Hady D, Abdel-Hamid MI, Seliem MM, Andrisano V, Abo El-Maali N.  Osteryoung square wave stripping
  voltammetry at mercury film electrode for monitoring ultra trace levels of  Tarabine PFS and its interaction with
  ssDNA. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2004 Mar 10;34(5):879-90. PMID: 15019022          

Seliem MA, Bou-Holaigah IH, Palileo MR. A Case of Ectopia Cordis with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome: Illustration of the Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of the Intra-cardiac Anomalies.
J Saudi Heart Association 2004; 16:130-132.

Seliem MA, Bou-Holaigah IH, Palileo MR. Rare Association of Truncus Arteriosis and Unbalanced Common Atrioventricular Canal: Pre- and Post-Natal Diagnosis. J Saudi Heart Association 2003; 15:187-190.

Seliem MA, Al-Saad HI, Bou-Holaigah IH, Khan MN, Palileo MR. Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Congenital Chronic Anemias During Childhood as determined by Comprehensive Echocardiographic Imaging including Acoustic  Quantification.  European Journal of Echocardiography 2002; 3:103-110.

Seliem MA, Manasra KB, Palileo M, Ye Z, Zhang Z, Benson DW. Evidence for Autosomal Recessive Inheritance of Infantile Dilated Cardiomyopathy : Studies from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia . Pediatric Research 2000; 48:770- 775. 

Seliem MA, Shahab RK, Palileo M. Spontaneous Obstruction of Interatrial Communication in Neonates with Atrio-Ventricular Valve Atresia/Stenosis.  Serial Echocardiographic Study.  Echocardiography 1998; 15:459-466.

Seliem MA, Murphy J, Vetter J, Heyman S,Norwood W.  Lung perfusion patterns following bidirectional cavo-pulmonary anastomosis [Hemi-Fontan Procedure].  Pediatric Cardiology 1997;18:191-196.

Seliem MA, San Miguel R, Palileo M. Fetal Echocardiography:In-utero acoustic window on the developing heart. J Saudi Heart Association 1996;8:114-18.

Seliem MA, McWilliams ET, Palileo M.  Beat-to-Beat Variability of LV Indices Measured by Acoustic Quantification:Influence of Heart Rate and Respiration : Comparison with M-mode Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echo 1996;9:221-30.

Fogel MA ,Seliem M. Validity of Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Children with Pressure- or Volume-Loaded Ventricles:Comparison with Echocardiographic Left Ventricular Mass. Pediatric Cardiology 1995, 16:261-269.

Seliem MA, San Miguel R. Palileo M.  Early prenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of Cantrell pentology with hypoplastic right heart syndrome.  Echocardiography 1995; 12:403-406.

Seliem MA, Palileo M. Doppler characteristics of coronary blood flow in infantile hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with cardiac tamponade. Echocardiography 1995; 12:397-401.

Seliem MA, Wu YT, Glenwright K, Norwood W.  Relationship between age at reparative surgery and regression of right ventricular hypertrophy in Tetralogy of Fallot.  Pediatric Cardiology 1995; 16:53-55.

Chin AJ, Vetter JM, Seliem MA, Jones A, Andrews BA.  Role of early postoperative surface echocardiography in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.  Chest 1994; 105:10-16.

Chin AJ, Larsen RL, Seliem MA, Andrews B, Jones A, Vetter J, Lieb D.  Non-invasive imaging of intra-arterial Baffles in infants and children.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 1993; 6:45-50.

Seliem MA, Baffa JM, Vetter J, Chen S, Chin AJ, Norwood WI. Changes in Right ventricular geometry and heart rate early after Hemi-Fontan procedure. Ann Thorac Surg, 1993; 55:1508-12.

Seliem M, Chin A, Norwood W.  Patterns of anomalous pulmonary venous connection/drainage in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Surgical implications and diagnostic role of color Doppler.  JACC, 1992; 19:135-141.

Matsuishi T, Stumpf DA, Seliem M, Eguren L, Chrislip K. Propionate Mitochondrial Toxicity in liver and skeletal muscle; acyl CoA levels.  Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology, 1991; 45:244-253.

Glass T, Heyman S., Seliem M, Murphy J, Norwood WI.  Use of TC-99m MAA in determining the etiology of increasing cyanosis following SVC-PA anastomosis for the hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 1991; 16:410-412.

Seliem MA, Benson DW, Strasburger JF, Duffy CE.  Complex ventricular ectopy in young patients with or without syncopy;  Role of ventricular extrastimulus testing.  AJC, 1991; 68:745-750.

Seliem MA, Duffy CE, Gidding SS, Berdusis K, Benson DW.  Echocardiographic evaluation of the aortic root and mitral valve in children and adolescents with isolated pectus excavatum.  Comparison with Marfan's patients.  Pediatric Cardiology, 1991; 13:20-23.

Seliem M. Muster A, Paul M. Benson DW Jr.  Relationship of left ventricular muscle mass to the outcome of Fontan operation in patients with tricuspid atresia.  JACC, 1989; 14:750-755.

Seliem M. Duffy CE, Ilbawi M. Deleon S.  Diagnosis of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery by comprehensive echocardiography Echocardiography, 1988; 5:43-52.


Davis JA, McBride MG, Seliem MA, Marino BM, Tomlinson RS, Pampaloni MH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Paridon SM.  Evaluation of Myocardial Ischemia Following Surgical Repair of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery from the Opposite Sinus of Valsalva in a Series of Pediatric Patients. Poster Presentation.
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2006.
Seliem MA, Manasra KB. Familial Aggregation of Congenital Heart Disease in an Outpatient Population in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 14th Scientific Session of the Saudi Heart Association. Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, January 2003.


1. Seliem M, Paul MH, Muster AJ, Benson DW Jr.  Relationship of pre-operative left ventricular muscle mass to the outcome of Fontan procedure in patients with tricuspid atresia.  In Perspectives in Pediatric Cardiology, Volume II, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Part II. Crupi G, Parenzan L & Anderson R (editors) Futura publishing Company, NY, 1989, 175-177.