Dr. Saad Saad is a reputed pediatric surgeon based in the United States currently, and in his career spanning over three decades, he has achieved a lot and even won many awards. Dr. Saad Saad is presently living a retired life in New Jersey, United States.
He was born in Palestine and then moved to Kuwait along with his family, where he completed his primary education. In the late 1940s, the middle-east was going through a political and social transformation due to the creation of the state of Israel, and it forced his family to move to the West Bank.
As his father was a petroleum mechanic, relocating to Kuwait was a good decision, but it didn’t change much for them in economic terms. However, parents of Dr. Saad Saad made him understand well that to get out of that situation, education is the key.
Dr. Saad Saad joined Cairo University in Egypt after completing his school education in Kuwait. Completing medical studies at Cairo University opened the door to many new opportunities that helped him get out of their miserable situation and life.
He took an exam in Lebanon after completing his graduation in medicine, and it helped him get entry to the United States as a medical practitioner. After Dr. Saad Saad moved to the United States, he completed board certification by passing highly challenging and progressive practical and theoretical exams in the field of medicine.
In the 1980s, Dr. Saad Saad was appointed as the chief pediatric surgeon for the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. One of the reasons behind it is that at the time, Dr. Saad Saad was the only pediatric surgeon who could fluently speak Persian as well as English.
Dr. Saad Saad feels that in the healthcare industry, there is no room for discrimination. He learned from his mentors that everyone should be given the same treatment irrespective of their background.
Another important thing that he believes in is that the healthcare industry around the world needs a change. The government should govern it and made it accessible to all people. In many countries, the cost of healthcare is so high that not everyone can get the treatment they are looking for. Read more about his surgeries: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Even the insurance companies are unregulated, and often their premiums are too high for everyone to afford. Thus, one of the changes he wishes to bring is to provide health care to those in need and does not have the money for it. Dr. Saad Saad is an inspiration for young medical professionals out there.
He advises people who want to make it big in the industry, to not just want to make money, but also to return to society by helping those who cannot afford treatments.
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