Dr. Saad Saad’s Interesting Journey in His Medical Career

Saad Saad is from the Middle East. He was born in Palestine and grew up in Kuwait. He finished his degree in medicine forty-seven years ago in Egypt’s Cairo University where he graduated with honors as the second in rank from his class. He completed his medical internship in Great Britain and arrived in the United States forty-five years ago.



Dr. Saad Saad completed his residency in pediatric surgery with and surgery. He has been married for forty-two years with four children, two of whom are surgeons just like him, one is a lawyer, and the other is a nurse who specialized in ICU.



For the past years of his professional medical career, Dr. Saad Saad was able to develop numerous procedures for pediatric surgery and was able to have two of his inventions patented. As a licensed pediatric surgeon who has vast experience and knowledge, Dr. Saad performed thousands of complicated surgical operations on children – from babies to teenagers. He was also involved in 8 medical missions bound to Jerusalem, to carry out sophisticated surgical treatments on poor children for free.



Before he retired, Dr. Saad was the Co-Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of K Hovnanian Children Hospital at the Hackensack Meridian Health Care System.



In an interview granted by the good doctor, he said that he knew he wanted to be a doctor while he was in high school. However, when he realized that other professions would require him to be working outside should he have stayed in Kuwait – where the hot temperature is unbearable, he made up his mind to become not an ordinary doctor but a surgeon who can work inside an operating room that is air-conditioned.



Dr. Saad revealed that his greatest influence he had in his life was Dr. H. Biemann Othersen who mentored him not only in becoming a good surgeon but who likewise taught him to be hard-working, honest, kind and to help heal all children irrespective of financial status, physical or mental ability, religion, and color.



He also said that the advice he would give his young self is to continuously reach for your goals because nothing is impossible if you insist.



Dr. Saad says that he follows some specific procedure when preparing for surgeries which are: 1. Review of patient’s medical record to know what type of surgery needs to be done, and 2. Review the procedure related to the required operation at hand by rereading a textbook. He further said that to be able to concentrate on complicated surgical procedures he expects the following: no personal talk in the operating room, no loud music, and have a good night’s sleep as well as a good breakfast before the surgery. Learn more: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview