Dr. Saad Saad is one of the leading pediatric surgeons who has spent 47 years in the medical field before retiring. He has spent most of his life working for the benefit of his patient and aimed to provide the patient’s family with the comfort they needed during difficult times. In a recent interview, Dr. Saad shared some of the essential life lessons that have made him so successful in the medical industry for all these years. Learn more: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8
Dr. Saad spent his early childhood days in Palestine where he was born in the late 1940s. It was a difficult time for the locals there as they were being relocated because of the volatility in the political scenario. His father worked for a petroleum agency in the Middle East and used to travel for work a lot. It was during one such time that his mother had to leave her home with her eight children as they were being transferred to the West Bank and nothing but a few clothes. His father returned from work and could find them only after searching for them for many hours. His father was highly skilled mechanic whose services were in high demand during that time. He then moved to Kuwait with his family, and Dr. Saad spent most of his childhood there. It was during this time he learned that it is the skills and the education of a personthat matters the most and can help any person get out of a difficult situation.
Dr. Saad had an elder brother who worked at a construction site. He was still in high school that time and had no idea what he wanted to do in life. When he was sitting with his brother at the site seeing him work, he had a heat stroke and fainted. It was then he knew that he was not meant for labor work. During that time, there was just one place that had an air conditioner in the entire city, and it was the operating room at the hospital. It was then he put his hard work into becoming one of the best pediatric surgeons. It was his determination that led him to choose a career and work hard to achieve it.
Dr. Saad earned his medical degree from Cairo University and then came to England for an internship. After his internship was completed, he shifted base to the US and completed his residency in surgery and pediatric surgery after which he could practice in the United States. Apart from conducting many successful complicated surgeries, he was also an inventor and has a patent for two surgical procedures. He has also served at Medical Missions to Jerusalem where he performed surgeries for free to those from a low-income background.