Dr. Saad Saad is a retired surgeon after forty-seven years of a successful medical career. He based his practice in Eatontown, New Jersey. He was born in Palestine in a family of eight and raised in Kuwait.
He joined Cairo University, School of Medicine for his first undergraduate degree and graduated top of his class. He is a former trainee of world-class institutions in England and the United States of America and a recognized member of the USA Board Certified in Paediatric Surgery.
The famous pediatric surgeon is affiliated to Jersey Shore University Medical Centre and Monmouth Medical Centre, Long Branch Campus. He was a researcher with the aim of developing new surgical procedures as well as improving the already existing ones.
Amid his retirement, I was able to sit down with him for a quick interview, and he is quite an interesting journey to where he is currently. My first query was how he ended up a medic. According to him, never settle unless you’ve found that which you were looking for.
His story begins with informing us about the challenges that he faced when he was young. These challenges were as a result of the crises that faced Palestine. The State of Israel had just been created. Dr. Saad’s family was one of the thousands of families that were forced to relocate.
His father was a petroleum mechanic who had decided to move to Kuwait with his family where they lived as refugees. It was this situation that made Dr. Saad’s father to encourage him to pursue higher education. According to his father, being educated was the only way out of the problems they were facing.
Kuwait has quite hot summers that once caused Dr. Saad a heat stroke. That made him desire to work under controlled indoor conditions. The only place he would get that in Kuwait at the time was a surgery room. There and then he decides to be a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad Saad says, “If a poor Palestinian refugee can make it and be successful in America, you can too!”
Dr. Saad strongly believes in getting the most out of his time. This is one of his most important traits. He condemns procrastination strongly. He says, “You should never wait for tomorrow to do something you can accomplish today.” His research was innovative in that he always looked for ways to make surgeries more efficient.
He sought to reduce pain as well as the recovery time. Through this and time management, he was able to get the most out of very little. Dr. Saad’s advice to young people is that persistence is key for one to be successful. He believes one can achieve anything they want providing their mind is focused on the same. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md