Dr. Saad Saad, MD, FAAP, is a surgeon who operates his practice out of Eatontown, New Jersey. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the Eatontown area including Monmouth Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Dr. Saad Saad received his medical degree from the Cairo University School of Medicine and has been a practising surgeon for over forty years now. Dr. Saad Saad’s specializes in general surgery and pediatric surgery and works on children ranging in age from infancy to their teenage years.
Outside of his normal practice, Dr. Saad Saad has notoriety for his charitable works in the field of surgery. He has on eight occasions travelled to Jerusalem on medical missions to provide free surgeries to children who otherwise would be unable to afford them. He has also patented two inventions as well as developing numerous surgical procedures for use in the pediatric field.
Dr. Saad Saad jokingly talks about his inspiration for getting into th medical field and says that he wanted a job where he could work inside and in air conditioning. This comes from his background being born in Palestine and growing up in Kuwait and getting tired of dealing with the heat. Aside from his great sense of humor though, Dr. Saad Saad is a serious surgical practitioner who is highly respected in his field.
In the 1980s Dr. Saad received a huge opportunity that brought him from the United States back to the Middle East. He was brought on as the personal surgeon for the Saudi royal family, an opportunity that few people ever receive and one that fills him with pride. Taking the job in 1985, he stayed in that capacity for four and a half years. Learn more: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html
Dr. Saad enjoyed being able to use his vast surgical skills on the prestigious patient base that he had with the Saudi royal family and also loved the fact that he was able to meet people from all over the world, but he also received another wonderful opportunity as a result of this. The Saudi royal family regularly opened their hospital doors to the poorest of patients in need of surgery and Dr. Saad loved the fact that he was able to give back in this manner. This is something that stayed with him for years and was part of the motivation for his many humanitarian trips to Jerusalem.
Dr. Saad also recognized that there was a huge lack of programs for surgical residency in Saudi Arabia and he wanted to help out young medical students. He started a surgical residency program for Saudi medical students and forged a connection with the Royal College of Surgeons in England so that students could receive U.K. certification while studying at home in Saudi Arabia. This is one of Dr. Saad’s proudest achievements as it has given him the opportunity to give back to the next generation of surgeons and giving back has always been close to his heart.