An Interview with Dr. Saad Saad: a highly accomplished American Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad is an exceptional example of an accomplished individual who has contributed to the medical field through his inventions and pediatric surgical procedures. His enormous benefit to the American society, where he’s practiced for the majority of his career, includes his inspirational service to children.


As a Palestinian, born in Palestine, and brought up in Kuwait, Dr. Saad debunks all myths regarding refugee burdening the economy. He relays in his interview that if a refuge can make it big in a foreign country, so can anyone. He’s a source of inspiration and an academic fountain of medical knowledge. His pursuit of improving and innovating pediatric surgeries reflects his genuine commitment to his profession.


Dr. Saad earned his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He graduated with honors, ranking 2nd place in his class. Upon completing an internship in England, Dr. Saad migrated to the US, where he undertook residency in pediatric and regular surgery.


Dr. Saad holds inspirational figures in his life with great respect. He cites Dr. H Biemann Othersen, a legendary pediatric surgeon in the USA, as his mentor, whom he drew valuable lessons from and received training to become a pediatric surgeon in Charleston, SC. He also relates that one should set off to accomplish goals with perseverance and a positive attitude. His beliefs instill a strong sense of motivation in many for dreaming big and working towards it.


The Palestinian American surgeon takes interest in developing trends in the medical industry and shares that he is excited about the genetics study progressing towards improving doctors’ ability to assess, prevent, and fight cancer and other chronic diseases. He occupies his time utilizing the research feature to bring his ideas to life. According to him research is an important tool that leads to results.


His productivity lies in his habit of being organized. Dr. Saad shares that he is most efficient when he is organized. Organization enables him to beat procrastination and complete his assignments on time. He also benefits from his habit of reviewing medical records of patients to confirm the method of surgery he plans to do. Before surgery he revises complex pediatric surgical procedures from a most recent textbook source.


Dr. Saad’s turning point in life was the ECFMG exam he took. After passing the exam he was allowed to train in the USA, upon completion of his formal medical education. He has practiced as a pediatric surgeon for more than 40 years in the US.


Prior to retirement, Dr. Saad served as the Surgeon-in-Chief and the Co-Medical Director at K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Saad’s been married for over 40 years and has four children. Among his four children, two are surgeons, one is a lawyer and one is an ICU nurse. Learn more: https://health.usnews.com/doctors/saad-saad-966528

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