Dr. Saad Saad is a medical doctor whose primary focus is in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Saad was born in Palestine but later relocated to Kuwait with his family when he was still young. His birth parents had eight children and education was typically the primary focus of his family. Due to this, two of his elder brothers became engineers, one is a teacher, and three are surgeons. Dr. Saad Saad went to Cairo University in Egypt to study his Medical Degree. After his graduation, he traveled to the United Kingdom for his internship and later moved to the United States where he did his residency in pediatric surgery and general surgery.
As a pediatric surgeon, Saad has performed many complex surgical procedures on injured or sick kids. He has successfully done surgeries on infants to teenage children. Saad has also taken medical trips many times to Jerusalem in his career to offer free surgical procedures for sick children from poor and low-income families.
He has also served at many hospitals such as Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center all in New Jersey among others. Dr. Saad is currently retired, and the last hospital he performed pediatric surgeries was at K Hovnanian Children Hospital, in the state of New Jersey as well. K Hovnanian Children Hospital is a part of Hackensack Meridian Health Care System where Saad is the co-medical director and the surgeon-in-chief as well.
According to Dr. Saad Saad, his family had an incredibly poor background when he was growing up. Initially, he always wanted to become an engineer like both of his elder brothers until he experienced a mild stroke when visiting one of his brothers in the mining fields. Kuwait has unbelievably hot summers, higher than 110 degrees for many days, so this experience made him pursue a different path. Saad was interested in becoming a surgeon and work in air-conditioned rooms.
As for the greatest influence in his career life, Saad points to Dr. Biemann Othersen, one of the most celebrated pediatric surgeons in the United States. Besides learning the technical skills in general surgery, Dr. Saad Saad also learned to treat all children similarly regardless of their color, creed, religion, or sex.
He has also assisted in educating and training upcoming doctors in various communities leading to exceptional improvements in the lives of children across the world.
Dr. Saad currently lives in Eatontown, NJ. He is a family man, and together with his wife of 40 years have four children who have successful careers. Two of his children are certified surgeons, one is an ICU nurse, and the other one is a lawyer. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12