Saad Saad comes from Palestine. He was raised in Kuwait. He comes from a family of eight children.
Two of his siblings have Ph.D. while two have masters in engineering, two surgeons, and one teacher. He received his medical degree from Cairo University. He received honors and became second best in his class.
He did his medical internship in the United Kingdom. He later moved to the United States of America where he has spent 45 years. He did his pediatric surgery practice as well as a residency in surgery in the United States, and he is a certified pediatric surgeon by USA Board. Saad has been blessed with a family of four children, one lawyer, two surgeons, and ICU nurse.
Dr. Saad has brought to life two inventions and created several new procedures to do with pediatric surgery. For the last 40 years, he has performed thousands of complicated pediatric surgeries on infants as well as teenagers.
He has also conducted eight missions to offer medical help to Jerusalem. He performed complex surgeries while on these missions on poor children for free. Before he retired, Dr. Saad was the co-Medical Director and the Surgeon-in-chief of K Hovnanian Children Hospital.
When he was young, Dr. Saad wanted to become an engineer just like his elder brother. The two brothers were already worked in construction companies far from home.
According to him, Kuwait is a very hot nation with temperatures that go beyond 110 degrees Celsius. After some time, he realized that he wanted to work in an environment that was not hot.
He looked forward to working in offices that have air conditioning available. So he made up his mind not to become just a doctor but a surgeon. He knew that the surgery rooms were always air-conditioned.
Dr. Saad was trained by Dr. H Biemann Othersen, one of the greatest surgeons that America has when it comes to pediatric medicine. Saad received his training to become a pediatric surgeon.
Saad says that the best lesson he learned from Othersen is to be kind, hard-working, and honest and to offer his medical services without considering the race, origin, color, religion, physical or mental abilities, or financial status of the children I treat.
Dr. Saad claims that how genetics is enhancing our ability to prevent, understand as well as treat chronic diseases including cancer is one of the medical trends that excite him. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
Throughout his career, Dr. Saad Saad has succeeded because he has taken care of the people who need his services the most. He has served thousands of children and young adults in different places.
He has offered his services in the United States and the Middle East. He has participated free medical missions which are sponsored by humanitarian groups.