Dr. Saad Saad believes strongly that all children should be able to receive the medical care that they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. He has made several medical missions in order to treat the impoverished children of Jerusalem who do not have access to the medical care that is available in the United States.
In high school, he looked up to his two older brothers who worked in the engineering field. As engineers, Dr. Saad Saad’s brothers worked outside in the Kuwait desert in construction. After realizing that he did not want to work in the temperatures that they did that sometimes reached more than 110 degrees during the summer, he decided he wanted to aim for a different career.
The career that Dr. Saad Saad decided on was pediatric surgery. Dr. Saad Saad has been a pediatric surgeon or more than 40 years. During these 40 years, he has changed the lives of thousands of children on whom he completed complicated surgeries. Dr. Saad Saad’s combination of engineering and medical expertise have allowed him to make great improvements in the lives of the children under his care.
Not only has Dr. Saad Saad helped thousands of children himself, his inventions have the potential to help thousands more. Dr. Saad Saad has created 2 medical devices and several procedures and techniques. His goal with these inventions is to make surgery easier with fewer complications for both the patients and the medical professionals performing the procedures. The 2 devices that he has created are a trackable catheter that does not require the use of radiation or wires to place and find and a type of endoscopy fitting that prevents the camera lens from fogging up and obstructing the view of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Dr. Saad Saad earned his medical degree in Egypt. He was a very accomplished student and graduated as the salutatorian and with honors. As a child, Dr. Saad Saad was impoverished and he knew that he did not have any other choice but to succeed in medical school. In 1964 as a third-year medical student, Dr. Saad Saad took his ECFMG exam in Lebanon after purchasing an airline ticket for $99. This trip changed his life foreer as it made it possible for him to complete his training in the United States.
After traveling to England to complete his medical internship, he then immigrated to the United States and has been in the country for more than 45 years. He is Board Certified in the United States in pediatric surgery and has held prominent positions during his long career. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad