Dr. Saad Saad has become a popular name in the field of medicine due to his many inventions and the innovative surgical procedures that he has developed in his career. Dr. Saad Saad came from a poor Palestinian family but managed to bypass the many challenges that came his way to reach the great heights of success that he achieved in his career.
Dr. Saad joined Cairo University in Egypt after completing his schooling in Kuwait and then went on to practice in the United States. In the US, Dr. Saad Saad even managed to pass the board certification that put him in the top league of physicians in the country.
It is because to achieve board certification, the physician has to pass many examinations, and the screening process is very challenging that only few can keep up with.
Dr. Saad Saad even served Saudi Arabia’s Royal Family as their chief pediatric surgeon in the late 1980s. One of the many reasons behind him being selected for the post was that Dr. Saad Saad was fluent in Arabic and English and that he was US Board Certified as well.
At the time of his selection for the Royal Family, there was no other physician who could speak both the language mentioned above and was board certified at the same time. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad in a recent interview discussed the many challenges he faced during his lifetime to become what he is today and how he surpassed it. Dr. Saad Saad said that as a child when he went to meet his brother in Kuwait who is an engineer in a construction site, he fainted due to the scorching heat outside. It inspired him to choose a career where he would be in the air-conditioned environment at all times, and it is one of the factors that kept pushing him to become a surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad has a lot of experience in the medical field, and it has helped other people around him too. He offers advice to medical students who want to make a career. He feels that people today want to enter the medical field just for the money.
But, they forget that they also need to give back to people who have no money for treatments. His mentor has taught him that it is important to treat everyone the same and ensure that people around him are getting the help they need.
Another advice that he offers to the youths of today is that there is nothing that is impossible if they work hard to achieve it. One should be clear with their life goals and keep working towards it without being lazy and wasting their time overthinking.