Dr. Saad Saad and His Global Life and Career

Doctor Saad Saad is a native to Palestine and was raised in Kuwait. Dr. Saad attended Cairo University in Egypt where he obtained his medical degree; he was awarded with honors and ranked second in his class. Upon graduation, he finished his internship in England and moved to America to complete his surgical residency in pediatric surgery.

After becoming a board certified pediactric surgeon, Dr. Saad worked at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and was called upon to perform simple and the most complex of surgeries. One of his successes was performing surgery on the youngest baby ever to be admitted into a hospital with an aneurysm. He saved the baby and published details of the case to educate other surgeons at a global level. The King Faisal Specialist Hospital primarily served the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and the Persian Gulf. However, Dr. Saad, coming from a poor family himself, always performed surgery for the poorest of the poor who couldn’t otherwise afford his services. The most valuable lesson he learned was remaining kind, honest, hard working, and treating all children the same regardless of their race, religion, or social status.

Dr. Saad has constantly challenged the status quo. After performing thousands of pediatric surgical operations, he began to constantly seek improvement on traditional surgical methods and procedures. He sought to reduce pain and risks that patients faced and as a result developed several innovative pediatric surgical procedures, even patenting two inventions. One of his inventions Saad created was a device to help locate a catheter within a child’s body without intrusive scans. His inventions allows doctors to prevent needles complications and perform surgeries and a safer manner.

Dr. Saad has gone beyond his duties as a surgeon and created a surgical residency program at the Royal College of Surgeons so students could receive their surgical certifications at home in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Saad is proud of his accomplishments. Because of him thousands of children’s lives have been saved, and students are afforded the opportunity to study under one of the greatest pediatric surgeons of all time. Learn more: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad

 

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