Children’s Pediatrics: Dr. Saad Saad

Doctor Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon and is well respected in this field. Dr. Saad Saad has been practicing medicine for over 47 years. He has some life lessons to share with others and some advice on how to reach the top of the field.

Dr. Saad was born in Palestine and had to leave home at a very young age. His father told him that even thought they had nothing at the time the only way he would be successful is with a higher education. He would be able to do anything in the world and live anywhere if he received a higher education. Before going to school Saad tried manual labor but ended up having a heat stroke. He knew right then and there that was not the life he wanted. He went to the operating room and fell in love with medicine. It was at that time he realized that he wanted to become a pediatric surgeon.

Dr. Saad also wants to let people know that it will take hard work to be successful. He stated that procrastination if one of the worst things for success and a person needs to use their time efficiently. They should not put anything off to the next day when they can accomplish it that day. Dr. Saad made the trip to the United States and had a goal of becoming a USA Board Certified doctor. He knew it was going to take some work but it was his dream. In the 1980s’ Dr. Saad was the only pediatric surgeon in the United States that was able to speak both English and Arabic. This made him a top candidate for many different positions. He was the official Pediatric Surgeon for the Saudi Royal Family and was able to offer his services to any child that needed it in Saudi Arabia.

When he returned to the United States, he was able to help over 2,000 children during the course of his career. He was always looking for ways to improve medical procedures as had a passion for medical innovation. Dr. Saad Saad was able to save thousands of children during his medical career.

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