Born in Palestine as one of eight children, Dr. Saad Saad came from a poor family, and as such he knew he had to do his absolute best in order to change his life for the better. And so, he made his way through schooling, to become a surgeon with an air-conditioned operating room; in the process, he became world-renowned and an expert in his field.
During his career, Dr. Saad created two major inventions. One being a catheter with a tracking mechanism that works similarly to a metal detector. The other, a visual suction/irrigation rigid endoscope that worked as an endoscope with a mechanism to wash out fluid, suck it back, and clear the way for the doctor to see. Both of these save the doctor and patient much trouble. Both inventions came to be considering they were especially needed, and one may recall that necessity is the mother of invention; luckily, Dr. Saad doubled as an engineer as well as surgeon.
Doctor Saad spent several years serving the royal family in Saudi Arabia, as he is fluent in both English and Arabic, and during his time there not only did he help many patients of varying status, but he also helped to develop a program for surgical residency with Saudi students.
What is Dr. Saad’s most incredible feat would be the record set when he saved a young baby who had been admitted with an aneurysm. This was the youngest child to ever have and be saved by such a thing. Truly incredible and certainly a defining moment in Doctor Saad’s career.
Now, Doctor Saad Saad is not the only great person in his family. Of his height siblings, there were three surgeons, two with PhD and two with Master degrees in engineering, as well as a teacher. But the intelligence and need to serve humanity does not end there; Dr. Saad’s children happen to now be two surgeons, one lawyer, and an ICU nurse. Most definitely, they are a family of incredible people!
But what can be taken from Doctor Saad’s practice most of all? Many would agree that it would be his mentality. As he said himself, “We are all equal in the eyes of God. Through the eyes of a pediatric surgeon, I know that all people are created with the same heart, lungs, liver, intestines, and other organs no matter that person’s race, color, or religion.”
Dr. Saad Saad is retired and with his wife of 42 years. Happy and healthy, and truly an incredible individual. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md