As a young man, Dr Saad Saad was a Palestinian refugee living in the West Bank. His family was forcibly moved in the 1940’s to make way for Israeli settlement of what was once the Palestinian homeland.
Fortune would be kinder to Dr. Saad Saad in the future. His father was a skilled oil worker at a time when that profession was becoming more commonplace in the Middle East. This helped his family move to Kuwait, where they had better access to education opportunities.
Doctor Saad Saad’s father emphasized education to his son above all else: As a refugee with no legal standing, his skills and education would be his only path to a good life. After an incident as a teenager at a Kuwaiti construction site, Saad Saad decided he wasn’t cut out for a life of manual labor, even if it paid well. Realizing that doctors were always in an air-conditioned room, he resolved to make his mark as a surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad advises to never leave for tomorrow what you can do today: This is, in his eyes, the difference between a successful person and someone who isn’t successful.
Dr. Saad Saad has put this advice into practice, becoming a world-renown pediatric surgeon. He was educated in the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia, and in the latter of which he spent ten years as the official pediatric surgeon for the royal family. He also performed operations for other children in Saudi Arabia, donating his time and skills to help children with no access to proper medical care. He once performed a record-breaking operation on an epileptic child that was broadcast to pediatric hospitals globally.
He has also invented a few new medical devices and techniques for pediatric surgery. He is always looking for new ways to make procedures easier for the surgeon and easier on the patient, inventing time-saving devices and techniques that increased surgical efficiency. The shorter and easier an operation, the better chance of success as well as less healing time for a patient, and considering that his patients are all children, Saad Saad had a vested interest in new procedures.
In the 1980’s, Dr. Saad Saad was the only pediatric surgeon approved by the U.S. Board of Surgeons who could speak both English and Arabic. This unique skill, combined with his singular talent for the field, made Saad Saad a sought-after surgeon. Learn more : https://angel.co/saad-saad-2