Dr. Saad Saad Legacy as Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad is a renowned surgeon who is located in Eatontown, New Jersey. For the last 40 years, he has done thousands of composite pediatric surgeries on kids of different ages from toddlers to teenagers. He has traveled to Jerusalem eight times to participate in the medical mission of performing free surgeries to the poor children.

Saad received his medical degree in 1971 from the University of Cairo in Egypt with honors where Saad was ranked second in his class. In 1964 as a 3rd-year student, he purchased an airline ticket from Egypt to Lebanon where he did his ECFMG examinations. He passed well in his exams which gave him an opportunity to train in the United States. He did his internship in England and later migrated to the United States in 1973 after completing. He has served as a Co-Medical Director and Surgeon-in-Chief of K Hovnanian Hospital. Dr. Saad was a very productive in his surgical profession treating pediatric patients in his community and outside his community. He always pushed to improve medical techniques to help his pediatric patients.

In the 1980s his dedication to his profession was interrupted by an opportunity that made him move back to the Middle East together with his family. He was requested by a Royal family to help as a pediatric specialist. He qualified for this unique opportunity because he could speak both English and Arabic and was the only one in the U.S who was a licensed pediatric surgeon. Board certification in the United States is difficult because it requires continuous surgical exercise, exceptional training and passing rigorous tests after every ten years and it is mandatory. Moving to another country particularly to Saudi Arabia is very difficult for almost everyone. But for Dr. Saad, he said he was comfortable and did not feel like being out of place. To him, this was a golden opportunity in his profession that is received by very few people- Working for a loyal family. He started working for the Royal family in 1985 and spent four and half years in Saudi Arabia. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and giving lectures to the team of doctors he was working with.

Dr. Saad as a surgeon, he focused on refining the current surgical techniques. He challenged ordinary practices by pursuing to advance surgical techniques and reducing the pain and risk that his young patient may experience. He invented a device that would help trace the catheter without any type of gadget scan in the body of a patient. He designed the catheter to utilize electromagnetic energy and identify the location of the catheter. He also invented endoscope which features an anti-fog that has a device of suction-irrigation to make the view clear. It provides an unobstructed view to the surgeons. Dr. Saad is currently retired and lives with his family in Red Bank. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md