The success of Dr. Saad Saad
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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