Dr. Saad Saad received his degree in medicine at Cairo University in Egypt. After completing his education and internship, he moved to the United States to practice his trade. His career culminated as Surgeon-In_chief and Co-Medical Director of K Hovnanian Children Hospital.
When asked about why he chose to become a doctor, Saad joked that he originally wanted to be an engineer, but it was very hot where he grew up and instead chose to work in an air conditioned room. His success in the medical field includes two inventions and the creation of new pediatric surgical procedures, so it would appear he made the right decision.
Saad learned his most valuable lessen from Dr. H Biemann Othersen, who Saad claims is the greatest pediatric surgeon in the United States. “[He taught me] to be kind, honest, hard-working, and to treat all children the same regardless of their color, religion, mental or physical abilities, or financial status.” Saad said.
During his time as a surgeon he says that in order to provide the patient with the best care, he would review the patient’s medical records to confirm the surgical procedure and then review the steps it takes to complete the surgery. Saad attributes his surgical successes to having a great night’s sleep and a good breakfast. In the operating room Saad would never allow his peers and colleges to speak on personal matters. During surgery, Saad demanded a professional work environment. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
Normally when someone is asked what the most important purchase under 100 dollars was during their life-time, the interviewee is unable to provide a good answer. When Saad was asked this question, he said that he spent 99 dollars on a plane ticket to take his ECFMG exam. He passed with flying colors, and this enabled him to move to USA to practice medicine.
When an interviewer asked Saad about which books he recommended, Saad did not just recommend a single book. He said to read anything about President Abraham Lincoln. Saad says that we are all equal in the eyes of God and Lincoln strived to make sure that everyone was treated this way. “[As a pediatric surgeon], I know that all people were created with the same heart, lungs, liver, intestines, and other organs,” Saad said.