Dr. Saad-Saad Career and Work in Philanthropy

Currently, Saad-Saad is retired. However, before retirement, he worked as a surgeon and director at K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Additionally, he worked with several other hospitals. He was based mostly in Eatontown, New Jersey. Saad has practiced at Shore University Medical Center and as well as Monmouth Center. He specializes in surgery and has practiced for over 40 years. Saad is of Palestine origin. He schooled in Egypt where he graduated and ranked second in his class. He proceeded for an internship in England after which he moved to the United States. Saad has performed thousands if not hundreds of complex surgeries most of which has been on children.


Saad is also known for his philanthropy. He has participated in eight medical missions to Jerusalem aimed at performing free surgeries to needy children. He is a father of four and has been married for 42 years. In a recent interview, Saad attributed his entry into the medical profession from his desire to work indoors in a controlled environment. While his brothers worked outdoors at degrees above 110 Fahrenheit, he chose the surgery room where the atmosphere is controlled. While in the United States, He met Dr. H Biemann Othersen who would become his mentor. The doctor helped Saad develop his career in orthopedic surgery. Additionally, he taught him the values of being kind, hardworking, and honest. With the lessons, Saad enjoyed the joy that came with treating all the children equally despite their physical abilities, religion, color, or financial status.


In the medical industry, the ability to understand and manipulate genetics in the treatment and prevention of chronic ailments is among the trends and developments that excites Saad. As a result, he is a believer in research as it creates understanding. On the other hand, research helps in nurturing ideas and bringing them out to fruition. Dr. Saad embraces organization as it leads to efficiency. While he is organized, he minimizes the chances of procrastination and can finish the daily assignments. While advising his younger self, he would regularly remind him that all goals are achievable only if he stayed focused and insisted on them.


While preparing for surgery, there were several steps that Saad took to ensure he remained focused before, during, and after surgery. Before surgery, Saad-Saad ensured that he performed a comprehensive review of the patient medical record and confirmed the procedure required. Additionally, he reviewed the steps of the process especially if it was complicated. While performing surgeries, Silence in the operating room was paramount. Music was kept at low volumes as it helped him stay focused. The best $100 he used was to board a flight to Lebanon. At Lebanon, he sat for ECFMG exam that allowed him to train in the USA. Among all literature, he loves books authored by Abraham Lincoln. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted

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