Ideamensch.com makes it a habit to interview professionals that are at the top of their field. Recently, they decided to sit down with Dr. Saad Saad to talk about his long career filled with innumerable amounts of success. He has always been a guiding light in the medical community. From a very early age, he knew that he was bound for some type of success.
He said that he felt the motivation towards the medical field after briefly exploring an engineering position. Unfortunately, the working conditions for engineers into weight is quite difficult. Many of the days are long with most hours outside in the heat. Dr. Saad Saad did not want to be one of those individuals. Instead, he opted for a position that would allow him to work in an indoor environment with people.
The first leg of his vocational journey started when he enrolled at the University of Cairo. Dr. Saad Saad wanted to become a medical doctor and then go on to become a surgeon. He learned that he had an affinity for pediatrics along the way and sought out internships and residencies that would allow him to become the best in his field. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions | Chronicle Week and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
He graduated at the very top of his class and moved onto several prestigious posts. It was a time of growth and understanding. He explains in the interview that there was a lot that he learned while in South Carolina about how to treat his patients. His mentor in that position was very invested in the betterment of society as a whole. He taught him that people deserved the best care regardless of who they were. This is something that he used throughout his career.
In fact, when he was posted with the Saudi Arabian royal family as their personal physician he used that role to aid him in treating children that did not have access to adequate medical treatment. He performed surgeries in difficult situations on children that would not have been able to survive otherwise. His work was extremely valuable to the region.
People saw how important good medical care was for their survival. He wanted children to get adequate care whether they could afford it or not. It became very personal for him and he started participating in medical missions.
One of the things that Dr. Saad believes has been so important to his ability to succeed is organization. He knows how important it is to prioritize tasks and follow them through. His career stands as a testament to individuals that can push through their personal fears towards a greater goal.
He believes that if he were able to speak with his younger self he would explain to them that the attainment of these goals is not beyond reach.
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