Dr. Saad Saad has been a practicing surgeon for more than 42 years. He worked tirelessly throughout his career to perform complex and lifesaving pediatric surgery for children in need. Dr. Saad is now retired from his previous leadership as the co-director of K Hovnanian Children Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Care System. Dr. Saad deeply believed in treating each child from infants to teen, as his own child. He has selflessly gone on eight surgical missions to Jerusalem, where he has performed numerous surgeries free of charge to children in need.
Dr. Saad Saad is of Palestinian heritage, and grew up in Kuwait. He received his medical degree from Egypt’s Cairo University ranking second in his class and graduating as the salutatorian, with honors. Dr. Saad is USA Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery. He worked under the prestgious Dr. H Biemann Othersen in Charleston, SC. Considered one of the finest pioneers in the field of pediatric surgery. Dr. H Biemann Othersen instilled in the young Dr. Saad the importance of honesty, kindness and hardwork. Dr. H Biemann Othersen believed in treating all children equally, despite financial status, race, religion, or sex. A heartfelt belief that Dr. Saad took with him throughout his extensive career as a pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Saad was not born into a wealthy family, and so he felt he had no other choice but to excel in his studies to become a success. He originally thought that he would follow in his brothers footsteps, by working onsite as an engineer. While still in high-school. While working outdoors in the excessive heat of the Kuwaitian summer, Dr. Saad decided that working indoors to make a difference would be a better choice for him. It ultimately lead him to work in hospitals, and then in the air conditioned surgical operating room.
Dr. Saad feels honored to have made a difference in the field of pediatric surgery. He has patented two inventions, and his innovations have made a difference in the development and use of new and advanced pediatric techniques. He has performed thousands of successful surgeries on children of all ages throughout the years. His reviews and his legacy to the field of pediatrics shows Dr. Saad as being a skilled and caring surgeon above and beyond his duty. He has received the Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014). An honor only given to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness, and the most caring bedside manners. He also was honored with the Patients’ Choice Award (2014). An honor only given to physicians who have received near perfect scores, and is voted and bestowed by patients.
Dr. Saad believes in the power of research. Because research leads to results. His tireless research is what has led him to achieve so many great results in the field of pediatric surgery. The foremost piece of advice that Dr. Saad would give to his younger self is to remember that reaching your goals is not impossible if you believe in it. He also stresses the necessity of organization for quality production. Being organized and not procrastinating tasks led him to attain the best results in all aspects of life.
Today, Dr Saad is most proud of his family. He is the father of an ICU nurse, lawyer, and two surgeons. He has been happily married for 42 years. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/