Dr. SaadSaad is a retired pediatric surgeon. He had a very prestigious career which took place in the state of New Jersey. He says that he learned a lot of life lessons during his career which he has been sure to pass on to each of his children. He was a surgeon for 47 years and left behind a legacy of service and innovations in the healthcare industry.
It was in the 1940’s that Dr. SaadSaad was born in Palestine, just after World War II. It was during this time that Israel was formed which caused many Palestinians to be forcibly moved from their homes. He says that when he was an infant, while his father was on a business trip, his mother, he, and his siblings were placed on a bus and sent off without being told where they were being sent. His mother had left all of their possessions at home because she thought they would soon be back but they never saw their home again. Instead, they were dropped off on the West Bank. His father was only able to locate them by spending a lot of time searching and then giving a big amount of money to someone that owned a boat and took him across the river to where they were.
When Dr. SaadSaad was a high school student he went to see one of his older brothers in Kuwait. His brother was in the construction industry which is brutal in that country because of the heat. Wanting nothing to do with that, Dr. Saad decided to be a surgeon so he could work in air-conditioned environments. He became a pediatric surgeon so that he could help sick and injured children.
Eventually, he emigrated to America and then became a US Board Certified pediatric surgeon. He says that when that happened, during the middle of the 1980s, he was the only person in the country who could fluently speak both English and Arabic. Because of this, he was asked to move to Saudi Arabia and perform pediatric surgery on children from the Saudi Royal Family as well as other children. He moved back to the United States in 1989.
Dr. SaadSaad was affiliated with three New Jersey medical facilities. These were Monmouth Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In 2014 he won two awards, the Patients’ Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition.
He has lived in Eatontown, New Jersey, for many years. As his children are now out of the household, and have very successful careers themselves, he lives with just his wife now. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12