Dr Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon in New Jersey. In the 1980s, he had the opportunity of serving as a personal pediatric to the Saudi Royals. He operated from the King Faisal Specialists Hospital. This is a hospital that mainly serves the royal families in the Middle East. It’s however used in rare cases to treat poor people who have complex ailments. While he was serving in this hospital, he had the opportunity to treat hundreds of people from poor backgrounds and the royal families. Dr. Saad happiness mostly came from serving the poor people. He remembered where he had come from when he was young and felt that he had an obligation to assist people from humble grounds.
Dr. Saad was born in Palestine. His families later moved to Kuwait. Getting an education was a struggle but he was determined to make it in life. He attended the University of Cairo where he graduated with a medical degree. Saad went to England for his internship before settling in the United States where he started practicing as a pediatric doctor. He is certified by the medical board in the United States and is therefore fit to offer services. When the Saudi Royals were looking for a pediatric surgeon, they settled on Dr. Saad because he was a certified surgeon and he could also speak Arabic and English fluently.
When he got an opportunity to serve in Saudi Arabia, he first agreed to a one year contract, but he ended up serving almost five years as he had to give his young family time to settle in their new environment. Dr. Saad later left Riyadh, but he had made a mark in the healthcare industry in the country.
One of the accomplishments that he made while serving as in Saudi Arabia is creating a Surgical Residency Program in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in England. In the agreement, medical students in Saudi Arabia would not need to go abroad so that they could get surgical education, because it was now available in the country. Many students took up medicine courses because the necessary education was available. The students would also get accreditation from the same college after completing their studies.
Dr. Saad Saad was also behind innovations which were meant to make the industry safer. As a surgeon, one of his main concerns was to ensure that the industry had safe methods of treating the patients. Reducing pain and risks in surgery became one of his concerns as a surgeon. To prove his innovative skills, he patented two innovations. One was an endoscope that had s suction system to allow doctors to see clearly the area they were working on. The other was a device that would detect catheter without necessarily going through a scanning machine. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/