Dr. Saad Saad is a highly experienced pediatric surgeon in the United States who retired recently. After serving for about 45 years in the United States and the Middle East, Dr. Saad has retired but with a great legacy. His contributions are clear to anyone who looks at his achievements in the past four decades.
He has transformed the medical industry significantly over the years by helping as many children as he could. At the end of his professional career, he had served thousands of children suffering from mild to severe medical conditions.
Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine in the 1940s during the struggle for Israel’s independence. In his childhood, his family was ejected from their home and pushed into exile in Kuwait. Much of his early life was spent in Kuwait as a refugee.
While in Kuwait, Saad was encouraged by his father to take up education. He heeded the advice and worked hard through his primary and secondary education. He joined Cairo University in Egypt for his medical degree and graduated with honors and second in his class.
His good performance saw him earn an internship opportunity in England. After some time, another opportunity landed. He was to travel to the United States for medical practice.
In the United States, top on his priorities was the approval by the U.S medical board. He wanted to become a fully certified pediatric surgeon in the United States, an accomplishment he made a few years down the line. Although it was not an easy task, Saad was determined not to relent until he received the certification.
Saad in the Middle East
Dr. Saad Saad has the opportunity of landing a prestigious job opportunity in the Middle East. In the 1980s, he was hired by the Saudi Royal Family as a private pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad was picked for this job since he was a US medical board approved pediatric surgeon and was the only such surgeon who would speak fluently in English and Arabic.
For four and a half years, Dr. Saad Saad was in the Middle East serving members of the royal families from around the Middle East from King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
The opportunity to work for the royal family has been a gemstone in his career. After returning to the United States, his reputation and status as a pediatric surgeon were uplifted.
Dr. Saad Saad in the Middle East again
Since the early 2000s, Dr. Saad Saad has been concerned with the medical affairs concerning Palestine. Through a partnership with a non-profit organization known as PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund), Dr. Saad Saad has managed to offer free surgeries to hundreds of children from Palestine. Between 2003 and 2015, he has been to the region on eight medical missions.
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