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Dr. Saad uses surgery to change children’s lives across the globe

Dr. Saad is regarded as one of the most renowned pediatric surgeons in the United States. He has performed numerous surgeries on children and young patients across the globe. He also got the opportunity to work abroad in various cities including Jerusalem under medical missions where he performed free complex surgeries on poor children.

As with many young kids, Dr. Saad revealed in one of the interviews that he wanted to be an engineer. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his two elder brothers. But that soon changed when he had this passion to work in a profession that would allow him to be indoors. This is when he made his mind to pursue medicine.

Dr. Saad was born in Palestine but much of his childhood was in Kuwait and he has 8 siblings three of whom are surgeons. He holds a medical degree from the prestigious Cairo University in Egypt. He further holds two PH.Ds and two maters degrees in teaching and engineering.

Dr. Saad has worked at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey as both the surgeon in chief and the co-medical director. His dedicated service to offering young patients hope through surgery saw him get another opportunity in the Middle East in 1980s where he was tasked with a very unique job of serving as a pediatric surgeon for the Saudi royal family. He was specifically picked for this role due to the fact that he was the only pediatric surgeon in the U.S who was certified by the board and who was able to fluently speak in both English and Arabic.

While in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Saad worked at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital a unique hospital that served members of the Saudi royal family alongside royal families from UAE and Bahrain. The hospital further opened its doors to children from poor families who needed specialized attention within Saudi Arabia. While at the hospital, Dr. Saad was called upon to perform numerous surgeries of different complexities. One of his medical achievements while working in Saudi Arabia was when he saved the life of a baby who was suffering from aneurysm. The success of the surgery was document in several scientific journals.

He was also responsible for developing a surgical residency program for the Saudi medical students. The program allowed the students to receive U.K certification from the Royal College of surgeons while still residing in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Saad is now retired and lives with his family in New Jersey. He has been married for close to 42 years and has four children one is lawyer, one is an ICU Nurse and two are surgeons. He is grateful that his opportunity to work in Saudi Arabia paved way for his children to receive first class education and connections. Learn more: