Dr. Saad Saad: A global pediatric career

Dr. Saad Saad is one of the greatest pediatric surgeons in the United States. He has worked for various hospitals around the country and also conducted medical missions in Palestine. One of the highest points of his career as a pediatric surgeon is when he was asked by the Saudi Royal family to go and work for them in Riyadh.


This was a golden opportunity that no doctor would have turned down, but why was Dr. Saad Saad chosen by the Saudi Royal family? One of the major reasons was because at that time Dr. Saad was the only Board-certified pediatric surgeon that could fluently speak both English and Arabic. Besides, Dr. Saad Saad had at one point lived in Riyadh and therefore was already familiar with the environment in Saudi Arabia.


His Education and Professional Background


Dr. Saad Saad’s success story as a pediatric surgeon has a lot to do with his education and upbringing. He grew from a family of eight siblings – three surgeons, two Master Degrees in Engineering, two Ph.D’s and one teacher. Saad Saad went to Cairo University in Egypt where he obtained his medical degree. Since he was a bright student he emerged as the second best with honors. After his studies in Cairo, he proceeded for an internship program in England before moving to the United States 45 years ago.


Challenging the status quo


Dr. Saad Saad is a renowned pediatric surgeon who has conducted thousands of pediatric surgical operations ranging from infants to teenagers during his career. As a surgeon, his mission has always been to improve the traditional methods and procedures. Consequently, he has been able to develop several new pediatric surgical procedures that are currently being used in various hospitals around the world. He has also patented two inventions under his name.


His life in Saudi Arabia


Upon arriving in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Saad Saad was asked to work at King Faisal Special Hospital where he was assigned to perform all types of surgeries from the simplest to the most complex. He conducted successful surgeries but the most notable one was that of a baby who was admitted with an aneurysm. He was able to conduct a successful operation and saved the life of the baby.


Dedication to serving both the Rich and the poor


Although King Faisal Specialist Hospital mainly served the Saudi Royal family, people from other regions such as Bahrain, the Persian Gulf, and UAE came for treatment there. Besides, children from poor families with complex pediatric problems were also admitted. Dr. Saad expressed his commitment to serving all types of people regardless of their race, color religion or financial ability. He always said that he himself had come from a poor family and he understood what it means to be underprivileged. Learn more: http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087