Dr. Saad Saad have four decades of experience performing complicated pediatric procedures on children ranging from infants to teenagers. He is based in Eatontown, New Jersey can has taken several trip to Jerusalem to perform complex medical procedures at no cost to underprivileged children. Dr. Saad has developed several surgical procedures in pediatrics and has two inventions patented.
Dr. Saad’s Inspiration for Entering the Medical Field
When he was in highschool in 1965 he thought he wanted to be an engineer. He has two older brothers who were doing outdoor construction at the time. Kuwait’s summer temperatures rising over one hundred and ten degrees made Dr. Saad realize he wanted a job with air conditioning. That’s when he decided that he wanted to be a surgeon in an operating room with air conditioning.
Meet Dr. Saad Saad
Palenstine born, Saad Saad was one of eight children raising in Kuwait. He graduated from Cairo University second in his class and with honors. Saad grew up in a poor family so he worked hard and was salutatorian of his class. In 1964 as a third year medical student he bought a plane ticket for $99 to Beirut, Lebanon from Cairo, Egypt for his the ECFMG exam.
Passing the ECFMG allowed him to train the United States after his formal education in medicine was complete. He immigrated to the United States from England after his internship was completed. Residency was in both surgery and pediatric surgery which he is US Board Certified in. Dr. Saad has served as the Co-Medical Director and Surgeon in Chief at New Jersey’s K Hovnanian Children Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Care System.
Dr. Saad was asked to be the Saudi Royal family’s pediatric surgeon during the 1980s. This interruption to his career moved him and his family to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia Opportunity
Dr. Saad Saad qualified for this experience by being the United States only board certified pediatric surgeon who spoke both English and Arabic fluently. The requirements for board certification in the United States requires special training, surgical practice to be continuous and every ten years a rigorous exam has to be passed. He took the job during 1985 and remained in Saudi Arabia for over four years.
Adventures that Weren’t Expected
The city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabi proved to be a positive experience for the Saad family. The doctor was happy to use his surgical skills to gain the Royal family’s trust while helping prestigious patients. He also had the chance to give others his knowledge and give surgical club’s lectures. The Saad family got to meet people from around the world and during their free time visited friends in a number of countries. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted