Dr. Saad Saad, who is a retired physician and pediatric surgeon, can also be considered a genius and a humanitarian in many ways. Born in Palestine during the time that the nation of Israel was created, Dr. Saad Saad had to flee his homeland, eventually settling in Kuwait based on the job that his father accepted as the oil industry was beginning to grow.
Dr. Saad Saad performed thousands of surgeries on children as well as pro bono work in Jerusalem, which he visited nine times due to missions he did there. Dr. Saad Saad practiced medicine in Eatontown, New Jersey, mostly, but he also lived for almost five years in Saudi Arabia with his wife and family after to being invited to live and work as a physician for a member of the Royal Family. While in Saudi Arabia, he taught young pediatric surgeons his advanced surgical techniques. Some of these techniques dealt with medical material and coverings for abdomen wounds, so that mortality rates of the many Arab children who were suffering from war wounds could heal. He returned to the U.S. after living in Saudi Arabia in the mid-1980s.
Dr. Saad Saad also had Palestinian children sent to the hospital he did surgery at in Eatontown, New Jersey so that he could perform very serious operations that poor Arab children who were hurt from a conflict in the Middle East could not afford in their country or get the proper surgeon to assist with their dire situations. Dr. Saad Saad traveled to Palestine during his career to teach doctors some of his advanced surgical techniques. And ones that concerned those surgeries dealing with severe wounds to the abdomen and other parts of the body.
While he was a practicing physician, he patented two devices. One of his patents dealt with catheters. Dr. Saad Saad also innovated to make processes more efficient and to save the doctor’s time and to improve safety when performing surgeries and even when doctors needed to take X-rays. Learn more : http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087
As for the number of years that Dr. Saad Saad was in practice, it was over four decades that he did pro bono medical work, patented two inventions and also lived in different parts of the world. Dr. Saad Saad graduated at the top of his class from the University of Cairo’s Medical School in Egypt. He also gave the commencement speech at his college graduation in 1971.
Dr. Saad Saad noted that he chose the medical profession as a career because of he liked the air-conditioned surgery rooms instead of the brutal Kuwaiti summers he would have had to deal with working as an engineer like some of his brothers had chosen to do.