As he retires at the age of 72, Dr. SaadSaaad has nothing but contentment in the life he has led career-wise. Dr. SaadSaad leaves the field of pediatric surgery, a field that for a long time he worked in, with a legacy that will live long after him. The Palestine born doctor has had an incredible career despite the many challenges that his family had to face in his early life. However, challenges to Dr. SaadSaad have been a great motivation him and have fueled his success.
Born at a time when Palestine was transforming into Israel, Dr. Saad’s parents had to go through an involuntary relocation from the place they knew as home and start over in a new land. His petroleum mechanic father was able to lead the family through the transition while instilling the importance of education into his children. On one hot day in his youth, Dr. SaadSaad experienced a mild heart stroke while visiting his brother in the oil mining fields. This is the experience that led him to realize that he would be better off working in closed environs in the future hence his choice to partake pediatric surgery as a career.
In 1971, Dr. SaadSaad graduated from the Cairo Medical Hospital. Afterward, he went on to the US and began his quest to become board certified by the United States as a pediatric surgeon. Eventually, Dr. SaadSaad was able to get the certification which was not an easy thing to do at the time making him the only English and Arabic speaking children’s surgeon in the region. He became an exclusive doctor to the Saudi Royals but was allowed to attend to sick Arabic kids. This was his sole occupation until 1989 when he decided to move back to the United States.
Upon his return, Dr. SaadSaad began his practice in New Jersey and also took up constant research on ways to lessen the pain that is involved in the process of surgery and recovery for the young ones. His findings were of a way to perform some procedures without having to make two incisions on a child’s body. He went on to successfully operate on thousands of kids with this method. Dr. SaadSaad has eight very successful children who hold PhDs in surgery, master’s degrees in Engineering and degrees in teaching. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted