From Poor to World Renown: Dr. Saad
Dr. Saad grew up in Kuwait where summer temperatures often exceed 110 degrees. Dr. Saad knew because of the heat, he wanted a profession that would allow him to make a good living working inside where it would be nice and cool.
Being one of eight children and growing up in a poor family, Dr. Saad knew he had one chance to be successful in his education. Having this understanding caused Dr. Saad to work hard while attending medical school in Egypt. He ended up finishing medical school ranked number two in his graduating class.
Later, Dr. Saad immigrated to the United States where he became board certified in pediatric surgery. He worked as Surgeon-in-chief and co-medical director at K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in New Jersey. While he was enjoying much success in the United States, in 1980’s he was offered a job in the Middle East that he couldn’t pass up; he was asked to be the pediatric surgeon for the Saudi Royal Family. In 1985, Saad and his family moved to the Saudi city known as Riyadh where he worked for the Royal family, he held this position for the next four years.
While in Riyadh Dr. Saad performed surgeries that ranged from simple to complex. One of the most prolific surgeries Dr. Saad performed while working in Riyadh was done on the smallest child to ever be admitted with an aneurysm. Ultimately, he saved this babies life. The details of this specific procedure were published in a journal so that it could help educate others.
Even though Dr. Saad worked primarily on the royal family, he understood what it was like to be poor, so he ensured that he took care of the poor population as much as he could. He was known for treating all his patients, rich or poor, no matter their color or religion the same, he has a firm belief that all children deserve the right to be treated equally.
Dr. Saad has to patented inventions that made a big difference in pediatric surgery. First, he invented a catheter tracking mechanism. This device helps track where a catheter is being placed without machine type scan, like an x-ray. Second, Dr. Saad invented the visual suction/rigid endoscope. Dr. Saad’s device has a anti-fog port with a suction-irrigation device that helps clear the view so that the doctor can more easily see. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/
Dr. Saad currently works as a surgeon in Eatontown, New Jersey. There are a number of hospitals in the area who are proud to be associated with him, including: Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Saad is Board Certified in pediatric surgery as well as general surgery.