Dr. Saad Saad, MD, is a 72-year-old male Pediatric surgeon. Born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait. His inspiration to be a medical doctor and more specifically a Surgeon came from unlikely quarters as he had grown wanting to like his elder brothers be an engineer. The hot summers in Kuwait, however, motivated him to want to be a Surgeon to work in operating rooms with air conditioners. In 1971, Dr. Saad graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine as second in his class. Yet his decision to fly to Lebanon to do an ECFGM exam which he passed is among his best career highlights. He interned in England before moving to the United States in search of his American dream. In the US, he was based in New Jersey and worked with Hovnanian Children Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Care System in New Jersey.
In the 1980s, Dr. Saad had a rare opportunity come to him. A chance to work in the Middle East at Riyadh. He was cut out for this opening due to his ability to communicate in Arabic and English as the only qualified Pediatric surgeon at that. Moreover, he traced his background to the Middle East hence easier for him to move back there to take up this new opportunity. This opportunity presented him a chance to work with royalty across the Middle East from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and the Persian Gulf. As an experienced surgeon, his medical opinions and suggestions were held in high regard. It’s while in Saudi Arabia that he performed surgery on the youngest patient to be admitted with an aneurysm and had it documented in a journal for academic purposes. He is also credited with developing a Surgical Residence Program for the Saudi student hence could be accredited in Saudi without having to go Abroad.
Having a passion for Engineering, Dr. Saad came up with two patented evolutionally innovations; The Catheter tracking system and suction endoscope. He is fueled by the belief that even in the medical industry innovations through research are timely and necessary. The innovation on the catheter may have not yet been at its peak as there are concerns about its complexity on the manufacturer’s side, but there lies hope that it’s the future.
Dr. Saad recognizes the role his family played in supporting his move to the Saudi. He actually stated that all he has done during his lifelong career was only possible thanks to his wives support. His background having come out of a humble home made him serve every patient without discrimination. Having worked with the rich in society, he could still humble himself enough to work with the poor too regardless of race, color, religion or any prejudice. His belief in all is created equal make him a better surgeon. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/