As Dr. Saad retires at 72 years of age, he has nothing but sheer contentment in the way he has led his career. Dr. Saad Saad exits the pediatric surgery arena, a field that he has worked in for a long time, with a legacy that will last for a long time after him. This Palestine native doctor has had a remarkable career despite the numerous challenges that his family had to go through in his early years. However, challenges to him have been a significant motivation and have driven his success in life.
Born at a period when Palestine was changing to Israel, the parents of Dr. Saad had to go through a compulsory relocation from the only land they had known as home and begin life again in a new place. His father who worked as a petroleum mechanic was able to lead his family through this transition at the same time instilling the significance of education into his eight children. On one of the hot days during his youth, Saad suffered from a mild stroke when visiting one of his brothers in the mining fields. This experience made him realize that he would be more comfortable working in closed environments in the future and that’s why he decided to pursue a career in pediatric surgery. Learn more: https://www.meridianhealth.com/location/meridian-faculty-pediatric-surgery-eatontown/index.aspx
Dr. Saad graduated in 1971 from Cairo Medical Hospital. Later he went to the United States and began his pursuit to become board certified as a pediatric surgeon by the United States. Eventually, Dr. Saad got the certification which was a daunting task at that time and became the only Arab and English speaking pediatric surgeon in the area. He became a private doctor to the Saudi Royal family but was also allowed to operate on sick Arab children. It was his only occupation till 1989 when he moved back to the US.
When he returned, Dr. Saad started his medical practice in New Jersey where he also took up continuous research on techniques to reduce the pain involved during surgery and recovery process for the young children. His discoveries were of a method to perform surgery without the need of having two incisions on the body of a child. He went on and operated thousands of kids successfully with this technique.
Dr. Saad Saad has been carrying out surgical procedures for many decades now. His accomplishments and experience are recognized by most of his peers. He has earned three awards for his relentless effort in humanitarian work. Two of the awards were from PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund) and the other one by Ramallah’s Governor who works with the Ministry of Health. Dr. Saad is a father of eight children who are very successful with degrees in teaching, master’s degrees in Engineering, and PhDs in surgery.