From infants to teenagers, Dr. Saad has handled thousands of complex pediatric cases on children of all ages. Since coming into the medical sector as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad has been widely associated with several medical assignments, such as developing several new pediatric surgical procedures, patenting 2 inventions and performing free complex surgeries on less-privileged children while participating in 8 Medical Missions.
How it all began
It all started in 1965 when Dr. Saad was attending high school in his country home, Kuwait. According to him, he had wanted to study engineering like his two older brothers who were already working as construction engineers . But he soon realized that he would be more comfortable working indoors in an A/C fitted facility as a medical doctor than working outdoors in the heat as an engineer.
He said it was this “self-discovery” that inspired him to study medicine and become a pediatric surgeon performing operations in an air-conditioned theatre. Despite possessing a natural talent for engineering, Dr. Saad Saad considers medicine to be his calling. Nonetheless, it is interesting to know that he combines these skills together to not only solve pertinent health challenges but also improve the lives of many people.
Despite being raised in Kuwait, it is important to note that Dr. Saad Saad is a Palestinian by birth. But he later moved to Egypt to attend Cairo University where he earned his medical degree in 1971 as the second-best student in his class.
After successfully completing his formal medical education and passing his ECFMG exam, he was allowed to train in the United States where he had his residency done in surgery and pediatric surgery. Dr. Saad Saad served as the co-medical director of K Hovnanian Children Hospital, New Jersey and also as the Surgeon-in-Chief of the same hospital during his career.
In a bid to benefit his young patients, Dr. Saad Saad has always been seeking out new ways to improve surgical techniques which has enabled him earn a very productive surgical career while treating patients needing pediatric care both within and outside his community until he was called up by the Saudi Royal family to serve as a pediatric surgeon in 1985.
Dr. Saad spent four and half years in Saudi Arabia before returning the U.S. to continue as a high-demand surgeon. Based in Eatontown, New Jersey, the surgeon has been affiliated with several hospitals in the areas, including Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch Campus, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad, MD has acquired over 3 decades of experience in the field of pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery. He is certified in Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and has gained several recognitions, honors, and awards in this field. Learn more: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview