Dr. Saad Saad ultimately has had a very distinguished 40-year medical career in the area of pediatric surgery. However, his success was neither assured or easy. Dr. Saad Saad was born into a poor Palestinian family in Palestine sometime in the late 1940’s but was brought up in the country of Kuwait. His humble socio-economic status provided Dr. Saad Saad with the motivation to do his very best not only in grade school but also in medical school. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://patch.com/new-jersey/longbranch/when-child-swallows-foreign-object-advice-dr-saad-saad
Dr. Saad Saad’s desire to become a doctor stems from having experienced several years of scorching summer days in Kuwait, where is not uncommon for the temperature to exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The scorching heat steered Dr. Saad Saad away from his original engineering career path and towards a doctor’s career path as this career path would provide him with air-conditioning. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions | Chronicle Week and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad studied medicine at Cairo University in Egypt and graduated from the university 47 years ago not only with honors but ranking second in his class. During his stint in Egypt, Dr. Saad Saad spent the best $100 of his life on an airline ticket so that he could fly to Beirut, Lebanon to take the ECFMG exam, which the studious Dr. Saad Saad easily passed and in due time was the key that open the door to him doing his medical residency in the United States.
After completing an internship in Great Britain 45 years ago, Dr. Saad Saad immigrated to the U. S. to do his medical residency in surgery and pediatric surgery.
During this time, Dr. Saad Saad learned from Dr. H Biemann Othersen, one of the greatest pediatric surgeon ever, to be a doctor (and person) who is kind, honest, and hard-working and to view and treat the children in his care the same regardless of the race they are a member of, the religion they believe in, their mental or physical capacity, and their social economic status. In due time, Dr. Saad Saad applied to become USA board certified in pediatric surgery and earned that honor after successfully passing all the tests presented to him.
Very important to Dr. Saad Saad is his faith in God. Dr. Saad Saad truly believes that only God knows our fate, contrary to the views of many. Dr. Saad Saad’s fate includes performing thousands of complex pediatric surgeries for his employment as well as providing many impoverished children with desperately required surgeries for free, some of which he performed in the United States and some of which took place during the eight Medical Missions to Jerusalem he made.
Dr. Saad Saad’s fate also includes the raising of four kids, who are now adult professionals working in the medical and legal fields.
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