Dr. Saad Saad spent most of his younger days growing up in Kuwait after he and his family were forced to leave Palestine, their native country in the late 1940’s during the creation of the nation Israel. His father was able to find work in the oil industry. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview and https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/175114/Dr-Saad+A.-Saad-EATONTOWN-NJ.html
As a young boy, Dr. Saad would be regularly told about the importance of getting a solid education from his father. He was told that an education could open doors for him and enable him to go all over the world. He would realize in his teens just how valuable his father’s advice was. On a hot summer day, he went with his brother to do manual labor.
After several minutes, the heat and combination of strenuous work were too much for Dr. Saad to handle. He began to feel sick and eventually passed out. He woke up and concluded that he would need to get a great education because he was not meant to do physical work. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
He also found out that only doctors in Kuwait at that time had the privilege of working in an air-conditioned setting. He made up his mind that in order to avoid working in the heat he would have to become a doctor.
Dr. Saad came to the United States with the ambition to become a US Board Certified doctor. He achieved this status and was also the only doctor with his qualifications who was fluent in both English and Arabic.
This enabled him to be chosen to be the pediatric surgeon who personally provided care to the children of Saudi Arabia’s royal family. He also would be the doctor in that country to perform difficult surgeries for children who needed his expertise. After several years in this prestigious role, he returned to the United States.
His new ambitions were to seek new ways to help eliminate the pain his patients experienced during medical procedures and to quicken their recovery time. Throughout his entire career, he was able to come up with new ways to improve in his practice.
Dr. Saad Saad believes that it was wise for him to listen to his father all those years ago about focusing on getting a good education, so he could live the life he wanted. He believes that a combination of a good work ethic, as well as being able to properly manage his time helped him to enjoy over forty successful years as a pediatric surgeon.