A career well served: Dr. Saad Saad, New Jersey Surgeo

The career life and social life of Dr. Saad Saad, has been one interesting journey and the surgeon certainly is proud to have gone to medical school. Dr. Saad has had the best that his career can offer, most notably being the exclusive pediatric surgeon of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. He served the Royal Family for close to five years before he came back to America, and he says the experience at Saudi Arabia was once in a lifetime experience. The surgeon, who is based in New Jersey, overcame all odds, on his journey to become a surgeon.


He was born in Palestine in a family of eight, which was economically humble but well educated. In his early days he was not sure whether to pursue engineering or medicine, but after further deliberations, he opted to go to medical school. Dr. Saad joined Cairo University in Egypt where he would later graduate with a medical degree, coming second in his class. He took an internship in England before moving to the United States where he did his residency in Pediatric Surgery. Consequently, he got his American Board Certification in Pediatric Surgery.


All through his career, Dr. Saad has been guided by principles and values which were taught to him by his mentor, Dr. H Biemann Othersen. According to the New Jersey surgeon, his mentor taught him to treat all children with equal love and care without being influenced by their color, race, sex, status or any other discriminatory cue. Additionally, his humble upbringing made him resonate with many situations he would encounter in his career. These are value he carried along even when in Saudi Arabia, where he was practically a Doctor for the rich. At King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, he had the opportunity to help the poor patients who could not afford complicated surgery. Besides being the Hospital for the Royals, they opened doors for disadvantaged in the society who were suffering from complicated pediatric surgical conditions.


Dr. Saad did not stop at treating the Royal and the poor of Saudi Arabia but also extended his service to Surgical Students in Saudi. He recognized the hustle that Saudi students were going through to have their residency. This pushed him to come up with a Surgical Residency Program in Saudi and also pioneered a working relationship with the Royal College of Surgeons In England. This enabled the students to get their UK certification without having to leave Saudi.


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He is affiliated with a number of hospitals in New Jersey, such as Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Long Branch Campus. Dr. Saad has two medical inventions under his patents, both of which aim at reducing pain during surgery, and allow doctors to perform surgeries faster with less pain involved.

The surgeon is a committed family man and has been married for forty years with four children. Two of them are surgeons, one is a lawyer and the other two are ICU nurses. Learn more: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/