Dr. Saad Saad: A Need To Stay Cool

Dr. Saad Saad has had a long, successful career in the medical field as a world-renowned pediatric surgeon. After making a name for himself, he felt that it was time to retire. Dr. Saad was born in Palestine in the late 1940s when the country Israel was founded. This was a particularly troubling time for many citizens of Palestine who ended up being forced out of their homes. At a young age, Dr. Saad’s father was traveling around seeking employment when he and his family were forced to leave their home

 

It was fortunate for Dr. Saad’s family that his father was a skilled petroleum worker. At this time the oil business really took off all over the Middle East and his father was able to bring the family to Kuwait and find work. Dr. Saad would have his father constantly remind him that to be successful in life, he should pursue the most advanced education he could attain.

 

While attending high school, Dr. Assad went out with one of his brothers to a construction site in hopes to earn a little cash. While working, he began to feel sick and lightheaded due to the extreme heat. It wasn’t long before he passed out. After gaining consciousness he realized from that day on that he was not cut out to perform manual work in extreme heat. He also found out that it was the operating room in Kuwait that contained the only source of air conditioning at that time. Dr. Assad pledged from that day he would work to become a surgeon, so he could work in air conditioning and not in the heat.

 

One of the beliefs that Dr. Saad has about life is that if you can achieve something today, don’t wait until tomorrow to achieve it. This belief gave him greater success in life because he ended up becoming great at managing his time. He reasoned that if a good work ethic could bring success, time management while working was needed to reach that success. When he emigrated to the United States, he set out to become a board-certified pediatric surgeon. Due to being fluent in English and Arabic, he eventually became the personal pediatric surgeon for Saudi Arabia’s royal family and he would serve this position till 1989.

 

After serving as a pediatric surgeon in Saudi Arabia, he came back to the United States and began to gather ideas on ways to reduce a patient’s pain and drastically speed up their recovery times. He would go on to make his medical procedures even more efficient and innovative. His desire to excel to improve his medical procedures, as well as his passion for his patients, have enabled him to save the lives of many children in the years he has practiced medicine. Learn more: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/

 

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