Being a legendary asset to the field of surgery is a great accomplishment and indeed worth a warm tribute. Dr. Saad Saad has gone into overdrive with the many achievements of his life. Having been a recipient of a rare opportunity to serve the capacity of a personal pediatric surgeon for the Saudi Royals in the 1980s, Dr. Saad Saad has not left a single stone unturned.
Dr. Saad Saad descends from a Palestinian heritage, born in Palestine and raised in the city of Kuwait. He is a sibling to 7 others, out which three are Surgeons, two PhDs and two master degree holders in Engineering and Teaching.
The New Jersey surgeon earned prestigious offers that became his stepping stones through his hard earned education. Earlier on in his profession he was the only board-certified pediatric surgeon who possessed fluency in Arabic and English. He resided in Riyadh during his 4 and a half years of medical service to the Royals. This included working at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital, which also generously catered to the poor population of KSA, as well as, the Royalties of other gulf countries. During the course of his profession his services were routinely sought by the Protocol Office and the Chief of the hospital, of whom he had the same great respect, to perform simple to complex surgeries.
It was during this tenure in which Dr. Saad demonstrated his excellence by successfully performing a pediatric surgery on the youngest baby ever with an aneurysm. This undertaking compelled a world-class scientific journal to cover the details of the case to educate aspiring surgeons.
Dr. Saad graduated with a medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt with honors, ranking second in his class. Furthermore, he completed his internship in England, followed by immigration to the United States where he did his residency in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He also earned board certification in the latter, which is an exhausting process given the involvement of special training, surgical practice, and the passing of rigorous exams every 10 years.
Dr. Saad Saad has always sought equality in the demographics he has served, without ever discriminating against the poor. He relates coming from a poor family had instilled him the vigority to perform well in studies. He holds his mentor, Dr. H Biemann Othersen, in Charleston, SC, in high praise for ingraining in him the principle of serving the poor and the rich, the mentally stable and the mentally unstable all as equally. He’s embarked on four Medical Missions in the U.S. and eight Medical Missions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, performing free of cost complex surgeries on poor children.
In addition to having performed thousands of surgeries, Dr. Saad has contributed to improving traditional medical methods and procedures. He fulfilled this vision through innovating many new pediatric surgical procedures, with two of them patented under his name.
Dr. Saad Saad has four children from a blessed marriage of 42 years. Two of his sons are Surgeons, one Lawyer, and one an ICU Nurse.
Dr. Saad Saad shares his expertise to educate the younger surgeons in training. His advice to the posterity is “Reaching your goals is not impossible if you insist on it.” Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/