Even though Palestine was the place he was born, Dr. Saad Saad was raised in Kuwait. Having graduated with honors, he attended Cairo University of Medicine until 1971. He, then, came to the United States to complete his studies in surgery. He, also, spent time at the USA Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery. Currently retired, Dr. Saad Saad was a specialized surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Beach and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in New Jersey. When asked what advice he would give other, he stated, “If a poor Palestinian refugee can make it and be successful in American, you can too. Work hard and persevere!”
When in Kuwait and still in high school, Dr. Saad Saad made the decision to pick a profession where he could work indoors, unlike his older brothers who worked outside in construction. While attending his 3rd year as a medical student in Egypt, he bought a ticket to Beirut, Lebanon to take his ECFMG exam. This is what let him train further in the United States after he graduated. Dr. H Biemann Othersen was the pediatric surgeon that Dr. Saad Saad most admired and taught him the valuable lesson that all kids were equal and should be treated with the same kindness and concern.
Dr. Saad Saad has a technique when preparing for complicated tasks. He prefers no loud music, no personal talking in the operating room, and that he gets a good night’s rest as well as a good breakfast before any surgery. He, also, like to review the patient’s medical record, confirm what procedure is being done, and to review the steps involved in the procedure. This comes from his habit of being organized, which lets him be more efficient and not procrastinate any assignments he might have to do.
Research is something that Dr. Saad Saad takes very seriously and enjoys the new facts regarding advancements in genetics and DNA are allowing the medical field to create treatments that would have been impossible in the past, such as cancer. This is clearly noticeable considering the fact that on top of being a pediatric surgeon, he is a thoracic surgeon. He has treated several conditions such as: Choledochal Cyst, Chest Wall Deformity, Lymphadenopathy, and Pediatric Tumor. An additional specialty of his is Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery that is performed far from the actual surgical area through small incisions somewhere else in the body.
Although most people do not feel the same, Dr. Saad Saad believes that only God knows our fate. However, he additionally believes that achieving what you want to do is possible as long as you put the effort into getting there. A strong believer in Abraham Lincoln because of his views on how everyone is equal, Dr. Saad Saad stated, “We are all equal in the eyes of God. Through the eyes of a pediatric surgeon, I know that all people were created with the same heart, lungs, liver, intestines, and other organs, no matter that person’s race, color, or religion.” Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/