Dr. Saad Saad on Achieving a Successful Life and Career

Dr. Saad Saad recently retired from his position as Co-Medical Director of the Hovnanian Children optical after decades of service in the medical field. Originally from Kuwait, Palestine, Dr. Saad Saad aspired to work in architecture an constructing like one of his older brothers. He did work in the area for some time before dedicating himself entirely to medicine and pediatric surgery. Dr. Saad Saad often jokes that he decided to change careers because of the air conditioning in the operating rooms.


Dr. Saad Saad achieved his education at the Cairo University. He attended the medical school and achieved the second highest score among his peers. His career started in an entirely different way thanks to a chance he took on an exam in another country that would allow him to train and study in the United States. Dr. Saad Saad fed on Cairo, Egypt to Beirut, Lebanon. He spent his last savings on the ticket to take the ECFMG exam. Passing that exam changed his career before it had even started and so Dr. Saad Saad got a train ticket to the U. S. where he completed his medical education.


While Dr. Saad Saad was studying and training in the United States, he was based in Charleston, SC. There he got to work under the leadership of Dr. H. Biemann Othersen. He taught Dr. Saad Saad about pediatric surgery but also some of the most important principles of being in that line of work. According to Dr. Saad Saad, the most valuable lesson he learned was that race, religion, and status have no pay on the operating table. It must always be him and the child’s life he is supposed to save or improve.


Later on, Dr. Saad Saad became certified by the USA Board of Pediatric Surgery. He also patented two developments and worked on several surgical procedures that are taught in textbooks today. Through his career, Dr. Saad Saad was dedicated to his job and went on eigh Medical Missions to Jerusalem. He saved and helped hundreds of children, performing complex surgical procedures for free. Dr. Saad Saad believes that those trips are one of the highlights of his career.


A large part of his 40 years of practice was at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Dr. Saad Saad worked as Sergion in Chief as well as a Collaborative Medical Director. The K Hovnanian Children hospital is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Care System. It is based at the Jersey Shore University – Medical Center.


Dr. saad Saad believes that real success comes with hard work. He wishes to inspire others with big goals by his own life starting from a small Palestinian town to becoming an accomplished pediatric surgeon. Learn more: http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087

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