In Dr. Saad Saad’s over forty years of experience as a pediatric surgeon, he has performed thousands of procedures on children and has invented his own techniques and devices. Throughout his career, he and his staff had the collective goal to treat each child with compassion and attentiveness as if they were their own. This attitude led Dr. Saad Saad to be the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Certification by Vitals. This certification was presented to Dr. Saad Saad based on the excellent ratings by his patients concerning his bedside manner and quality of care in 2014.
Before retirement, Dr. Saad Saad had affiliations with several hospitals in and around the Eatontown, New Jersey area. In the United States, he is board-certified to practice Pediatric Surgery and is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General and Pediatric Surgery. At the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, he was the Co-Medical Director and Surgeon-in-Chief through the Hackensack Meridian Health Care System.
The Palestinian born Dr. Saad Saad was raised in Kuwait with his parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Out of these 8 children, he was one of three surgeons, four engineers, and a teacher. As a refugee, Dr. Saad Saad was given the motivation to succeed as he did not have a choice otherwise after growing up extremely poor. In 1965, he was set on becoming an engineer during his high school years in Kuwait. After witnessing his two older engineer brothers working in the sweltering heat at construction jobs in the Kuwait summertime, he changed his career path to a surgeon. This decision ensured that he would almost always be working in an air-conditioned room.
The accomplished Dr. Saad Saad attended Cairo University for medical school and graduated in 1971. His education was furthered with two residencies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Medical University of South Carolina with the assistance of Dr. H Biemann Othersen. Dr. Saad Saad is grateful for the opportunity to train under Othersen as he considers him to be the best in the United States when it comes to pediatric surgery. Through Dr. H Biemann Othersen, he learned the importance of treating each child the same no matter their religion, race, or financial status and he instilled the importance of kindness and hard work as a surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad gives back by volunteering in Jerusalem to perform surgery on underprivileged children in the area along with local efforts. He and his wife have been married for 45 years and have 4 children. These children are all accomplished themselves as adults and 2 of them have followed in their father’s footsteps and have become surgeons. Learn more: https://www.meridianhealth.com/location/meridian-faculty-pediatric-surgery-eatontown/index.aspx