Hometown Journey

Dr. Saad advancing medical science through engineering

Dr. Saad was born in Palestine but was raised in Kuwait. His medical journey has seen him traverse the world treating and changing lives through surgery. Dr. Saad has medical degree from the Cairo University, Egypt and further holds degrees in engineering and teaching.

He later proceeded to Lebanon where he sat for his ECFMG exams that gave him the opportunity to move to the U.S to further his medical training. He first had to complete his internship in England before he proceeded to the United States. Dr. Saad later completed his residency in pediatric surgery and general surgery in the U.S and was formally certified by the U.S board of pediatric surgery.

He worked at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey before being given a unique opportunity to work in Saudi Arabia. The opportunity was to serve as the Saudi royal family’s resident pediatric surgeon. He was able to land this prestigious job because he was the first U.S trained and certified pediatric surgeon who was also fluent in Arabic and English.

Dr. Saad said his time Saudi Arabia was very nice as he was treated like a royal with all the trappings of royalties availed to him. But first he had to undergo training so that he could understand his responsibilities. He was later posted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital where he was tasked with performing surgeries and treatment to the members of the Saudi royal family. He also served royal families from the UAE and the Persian Gulf.

The King Faisal hospital also served children from poor families who were in need of specialized treatment. While in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Saad also managed to develop a surgical residency program which saw Saudi medical students receive U.K certification from the Royal College of Surgeons in England without having to travel abroad.

Dr. Saad also managed to give back to the community by helping children and young patients around the globe. He took part in medical missions in the U.S, Jerusalem and West bank during which performed free complex surgeries on poor children.

During his career, Dr. Saad sought to also improve the existing surgical procedures for treating patients. It is this desire for innovation that led to him to develop two new surgical procedures that have served to improve general surgery. He is the inventor of the Catheter mechanism and the suction endoscope.

Dr. Saad has given his all in the medical world and has touched many lives during the course of his career. He is now retried and resides with his family in Red Bank, New Jersey. His has been a journey of determination and hard work and is a light to the many poor children he has managed to meet all around the globe. Learn more: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview

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