Dr. Saad Saad has practiced medicine in the United States for over forty years although he is a Palestinian who grew up one of eight children in a poor family in Kuwait. He is a Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery with a specialty in Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy). He’s also Board Certified in General Surgery. He’s now in retirement, but served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Co-Medical Director of K. Hovanian Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey. He’s affiliated with many hospitals in the area. He has offices in Eatonville and surrounding locations. He’s also specialized in General Surgry.
At first, Dr. Saad wanted to emulate his two older brothers, who were engineers working in the construction field in Kuwait. However, in high school he decided he would rather be a doctor, and later realized he should become a surgeon. He graduated from college, then attended Cairo University Medical Hospital School, graduating in 1971. He completed a hospital internship at the University of Cairo, and then studied at the Medical University of South Carolina under the greatest pediatric surgeon in the United States, Dr. H. Biemann Othersen.
Saad has completed thousands of surgeries over the past forty plus years, on children ranging from infants to teenagers. He has developed many new surgical procedures, and has two patents for inventions. In 2014, he received the Patient’s Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition certification. Those are bestowed only to doctors who receive almost perfect scores in making a difference in the lives of their patients and their bedside manner, as voted on by their patients. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted
In his practice at Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates he adopted the philosophy they would treat every boy and girl as their own son or daughter. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). This verifies he is board certified and dedicated to a continuous process of lifelong learning to help his patients. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, another honor verifying his dedication to his profession.
In a recent interview on Idea Mensch, Dr. Saad the quality most important to his success has been organization. Being organized keeps him from procrastinating the tasks he needs to do today, making him more efficient and productive.
If he could go back in time to give advice to his younger self, he would tell himself that he could reach his goals if he insisted on it. Clearly, Dr. Saad did insist on it, as though his older self could actually communicate with his younger self. It’s also a message he would like to see put on a giant billboard to tell everybody that if a poor Palestinian kid could become successful in the United States, so could everybody who worked hard and persevered.