Dr. Saad Saad is an excellent and compassionate doctor, and has been excelling in his chosen field since 1965, when he graduated from Cairo University’s medical school as the salutatorian, ranking second in the class. He passed his ECFMG exam in 1964, which allowed him to train in the United States as a doctor. Since then, he’s been board-certified in Pediatric Surgery following a residency in surgery. He’s been performing complex surgery for 40 years in New Jersey, has taken eight Medical Missions to Jerusalem to provide free surgery to the students there, has developed many pediatric surgery procedures, and patented two inventions. Very few board-certified pediatric surgeons in the United States speak both Arabic and English – he is one of this small number.
In 1985, he had the wonderful opportunity to serve the royal family in Saudi Arabia as a doctor, working at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital. He stayed in the country with his family for four and a half years, met people from all around the world, and travelled to Denmark, Sweden, and other exciting locations. During his job at the hospital, he served not only the Saudi Arabian royalty but also poor Saudi children with complex problems that require an expert surgeon. He knew what it was like to be poor, but his role reminded him how important it was to give back to the community by performing surgery on poor children. His mentor, Dr. H Biemann Othersen, emphasized in his teachings that everyone is equal and deserves equal opportunities, and Saad has incorporated that into his philosophy. While in Saudi Arabia, he also helped develop a Surgical Residency Program in Saudi Arabia, enabling students to stay home and learn how to be a surgeon instead of having to travel abroad, through a connection with the Royal College of Surgeons in England.
Eventually, Dr. Saad Saad returned to America so that his children would not have to attend boarding school abroad – and during his long career, he has come up with two wonderful medical devices that help both surgeons and patients be safer. His first invetion is a catheter that includes a tracking mechanism so that many x-rays are not needed in order t put the catheter in the correct location and finish surgery. His second is a rigid endoscope that includes a suction device – again, to speed up surgery and make it safer. Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/
Currently, Dr. Saad Saad works out of Easttown, New Jersey, and has been accoladed with a Patients’ Choice Award and a Compassionate Doctor Award. These indicate that patients have a high opionion of him in general, and especially of his general manner. He will only continue to help more patients thanks to his patents and awards!