Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait and he grew up with seven siblings. He obtained a medical degree from Cairo University with honors. He had the chance to do his internships in England and later moved to America. He did his residency in pediatric surgery and was certified in the profession. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
In the 1980s he got the opportunity to go work as a pediatric surgeon for the royal family in Saudi Arabia. He got the job since he was the only pediatric surgeon certified by the board of united states that could communicate in English and Arabic. Due to the job he resided in Riyadh with his family for four and a half years.
In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Saad Saad was based at the King specialist hospital. While he was there he performed all types of surgeries. The surgery he performed on the world youngest kid with an aneurysm was an act that motivated a global scientific journal to broadcast on the occurrence and educate others. Dr. Saad Saad was a respected man and all his opinions on medical matters were taken very seriously.
After his service at King Faisal hospital he returned to the united states so that his children could get to attend local education. He served as the chief surgeon and co-medical director at the K Hovnanian children’s hospital. At the moment he is retired and resides at Red Bank, New Jersey.
Dr. Saad Saad took his time to encourage people to work really hard. He would say that is a refugee Palestinian could become successful in the United States anyone could make it. He advised people to be positive minded and consistent in their work. He also stated that by now people should realize they are all equal. Different race, religion or color don’t make us different we all have similar organs.
While he was based in Saudi Arabia he participated in the creation of a surgical residency program. He also facilitated the establishment of a working connection with the royal college of surgeons in England that enabled students to obtain their United Kingdom certification in Saudi Arabia. From his action, so many students have had the chance to receive surgical training from their home country.
Dr. Saad Saad stated that some of the reasons why he moved to Palestine personally were to help the underprivileged. He went there so that he could treat all those who could not afford or have access to the treatment. He also moved so that he could pass down the skills. He wanted to pass down the skills he had gathered to the Palestinian pediatric surgeons as well as train them so that they could help the locals after he left. He also says that he moved to help the Palestinian economy during his mission trips.
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February 20, 2019
In the pediatric world, Dr Saad is among the gurus in matters concerning healthcare of minors. He is said to have gotten a rare opportunity to serve as a personal pediatric surgeon to the Saudi Royals. It was but a mere fact that he spoke both Arabic and English. Also, he was the only surgeon certified by the board in the US. This two reasons opened doors for the doctor to serve the Royal Family. The doctor resided in Riyadh with his family for four and a half years.
He was born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait. His educational accolades soar high as he attended Cairo University in Egypt. Here, he got his first degree in medicine 47 years ago. He came second in his class after achieving an honorary distinction. Two years later, he went into the United States where he got his residency in Surgery specifically Pediatric Surgery. Dr Saad was inducted into the certified board in Pediatric Surgery. Maintaining status at the board is vigorous activity. One has to undergo specialized training backed up by continuous surgical practice, and passing a difficult exam every ten years.
Dr Saad, however, passed this fete with ease as he is respected all over the pediatric sector. During his stay in Riyadh, he worked at the King Fiscal Specialist Hospital. The doctor performed the simplest to the most complicated surgeries. On his record, he performed surgery on the youngest infant diagnosed with an aneurysm. It was successful, and he has convinced a world-class magazine to publish the case details to educate. Dr Saad’s reputation was at utmost dignity; this saw him gain much respect among his peers and medical staff. The doctor came from a low-income family. Thus he also treated the poor with complex surgical operations.
Although the hospital was primarily for the Saudi Royals, other Royals came to seek treatment at the hospital. The doctor shares the same sentiments with his mentor and teacher, Dr H Biemann, of treating everyone equal and they should get equal opportunities. He has patented two inventions during his time as a surgeon. His goal was to improve traditional procedures making operations less risky and less painful. He created a device that locates a catheter in the body without using a body scanner. He also created an endoscope with a self-contained suction; the device clears fluid so that the surgeon can operate with much ease. Learn more: https://angel.co/saad-saad-2
Dr. Saad has been in practice for 42 years and is based in Eatontown, New Jersey. Apart from pediatric surgeries, he also performs a general operation and thoracic surgeries. He has initiated programs for Saudi medical students and established working connections for students to receive UK certification while in Saudi Arabia.