Dr. Saad Saad, formerly a New Jersey Doctor, was graced with the opportunity to serve as the Saudi Arabia, Royal Pediatric surgeon. Having attained his medical degree at Cairo University in Egypt, Dr.Saad graduated with honors and as the second in his class.
This played a role in his selection on top of being fluent in both Arabic and English and also having board certification. Board certification in the United States is challenging to attain because of its punctilious requirements including specialized training, required continuous practice in surgery and passing a studious exam taken every ten years.
At King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Dr. Saad quickly made a name for himself and earned respect and trust. Meant to serve the Saudi Arabian Royals, Other royals from UAE, Bahrain and the Persian Gulf all came to enlist the services of this doctor.
The chief of the hospital took into great consideration his opinion for example whether to fly a patient out to receive better care or have the patient stay. The assistant Chief is an example of one who trusted Dr. Saad and had his child remain under Saad’s care.
He went forth to achieve a feat of operating on the youngest baby to be found with a case of an aneurysm. This he called on publications to share to educate others in the field.
Moreover, he has gone to great lengths in improving the traditional methods and procedures by bringing in inventions.
He sought to reduce the pain and risk the patients faced. Thus a device that helps to locate a catheter in a patient’s body was born. This alongside an endoscope equipped with a self-contained suction ability to provide surgeons with a clear view by clearing the fluid.
These help surgeries to be performed faster and with safer assurances and are patented.
Dr. Saad also has a philanthropic side, where he not only gave free surgeries to the poor in medical missions but also helped to establish residency in Saudi Arabia to support the trade to be brought closer for students to embrace it.
This comes with what he quotes as his most valuable lesson of being kind, honest and treating all children equally despite the various divisions that exist in this life.
Dr. Saad was born in Palestine and grew up in Kuwait with his seven siblings.
He graduated 47 years ago and moved to the U.S. 45 years ago. He got married 42 years ago and had four children. Two follow his surgical footsteps; one is a lawyer and the other an ICU nurse.
He retired and moved back to the United States to be closer to the family. Before putting his tools and experience to rest, he served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Co-Medical Director at K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad