Saad Saad has been a pediatric surgeon for the past 47 years. He has completed thousands of pediatric surgeries to children and young adults from different backgrounds. He has participated in medical missions in the United States and beyond. He has been to the Middle East eight times on such medical missions where he has offered free pediatric surgeries. In addition, he has innovated various medical procedures as well as securing two patented innovations.
Saad Saad was born in Palestine but grew up in Kuwait. Growing up in Kuwait, he wanted to be an engineer like two of his older siblings. He was however discouraged by the high temperatures recorded in the area. He wanted a career he could spend more time indoors. He chose to be a surgeon who would work from the air-conditioned surgery rooms.
Although he never pursued engineering, he is naturally talented in engineering. The inventions he has made are proof of his engineering capabilities.
Saad Saad attended Cairo University where he graduated with honors in a medical degree. He says that his humble background was the motivation he had to do well in school. He wanted a good life, and this could only have been achieved through hard work. After his degree, he traveled to Beirut, Lebanon for ECFMG exam. This is the exam that gave him an opportunity to train in the United States after he passed.
Before Dr. Saad immigrated to the United States, he attended an internship in England. In the U.S he pursued a residency in pediatric surgery and was approved by the US Board of Pediatric Surgery.
Saad Saad practiced in New Jersey all his career although he left to serve in the Middle East in the 1980s. He was hired by the Saudi Royal Family to offer pediatric surgery services at the King Faisal Hospital because he was the only US board certified surgeon who could speak in English and Arabic. He served for four and a half years.
Saad Saad’s two inventions involve the creation of medical tools that will bring efficiency in pediatric medical operations. Learn more : https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md