With a career spanning for over four decades in pediatric surgery, to many people, Dr. Saad Saad is the epitome of success. However, this has not always been the case, as the story behind his journey to the top, is one entangled in many ups and downs.
During a recent tell it all interview, Dr. Saad revealed that he was born in the late 1940’s, a time that the State of Israel was just being created causing dramatic and life-changing occurrences for every Palestinian. For instance, these changes forced him and his family to move to unknown location leaving his father who was at the time traveling for work, behind.
Even though they were reunited a few days later, it took his father a lot of effort, time and money to get back to them again. Dr. Saad Saad’s father was at the time a skilled mechanic, a factor that made him highly sought out by most employers as this was the time when oil was being discovered. This played as the advantage card for them as they had the opportunity to move to Kuwait where he pursued his education.
Nevertheless, things were not entirely smooth sailing because none of his family members had a passport or any documentation. It is in respect to this that his father advised him that the only way to excel in such a situation is by being well educated, a life lesson he took seriously and one that has contributed majorly to him becoming who he is today.
Initially, Dr. Saad Saad wanted to follow in the footsteps of his elder brothers and become an engineer but the high temperatures in Kuwait which had him suffering a heat stroke, had him thinking otherwise. Fortunately, being the bright person he was, he had multiple career options, and he chose to take the medicine path. During the interview, he also revealed that this was a life lesson he holds dearly to date. He believes that if he was able to convert his title from that of an impoverished Palestinian refugee to one of the most successful pediatric surgeons in America, then there is nothing we can’t do only if we set our minds to it.
Since then, Dr. Saad Saad has never looked back and has gone on to become one of the most renowned doctors specializing in pediatric surgery. He has also come up with various innovations which have helped revolutionize the world of medicine, such as the antifog endoscope which helps minimize time used in surgeries and the electromagnetic catheter which eliminates exposure to X-rays thus reducing risks associated with the mentioned.
Dr. Saad Saad is a firm believer in today and strongly bashes procrastination. He revealed that doing things he can accomplish today is what makes him so productive and even went ahead to add that he owes his success to this habit. Dr. Saad is an alumnus of Cairo University where he earned his medical degree and is also a fully a certified pediatric surgeon. Learn more: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html