Dr. Saad Saad has had quite an interesting life and career. First born in Palestine, he was forced to move to West Bank with his family due to political upheaval. At this point, he was separated from his father for several days. However, they were eventually reunited; as his father was also a sought after mechanical engineer, it also meant that they would be able to leave the West Bank.
This meant traveling to Kuwait where his father was offered a high-paying job. This led to Dr. Saad Saad’s first major life lesson; not taking anything less than what you deserve, especially when it comes to success.
His father also taught him a valuable lesson related to this; the value of a good education. Armed with this, the doctor was able to put himself through college and get his medical degree.
It also meant that he was driven to be as knowledgeable as possible; this is because Dr. Saad Saad realized that if he was the most informed and educated person he could be, then he could be anything that he wanted. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When Child Swallows Foreign Object – Advice From Dr. Saad Saad
However, it was because of his second major life lesson that he was able to put it into practice, and that life lesson was to never leave until tomorrow what you can do today.
This was the secret behind Dr. Saad Saad’s productivity and success. Not only did it drive him throughout his education, but it ensured that he was one of the most dedicated and informed pediatric surgeons in the world.
Because of that, he quickly developed a strong work ethic that led him to outshine many of his peers. After moving to the United States, this also led him to want to become a United States Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon, which would lend him much more respect and recognition.
He did so, and he became recognized as the only such pediatric surgeon to be fluent in both English and Arabic. As a result of this, he gained some worldwide attention by being named chief pediatric surgeon to the Saudi royal family.
However, it also led him to a variety of philanthropic causes; throughout his 47-year career, Dr. Saad Saad has been known to travel to Saudi Arabia regularly to help children in need. This includes the likes of complex surgeries for many impoverished and underprivileged children across the country. Furthermore, Dr. Saad Saad has used his philosophies to help innovate in the field of pediatric surgery.
Many of the techniques that he’s helped develop have not only proven to be efficient but have drastically reduced the amount of recovery time needed by patients. On common thread throughout all of the doctor’s life has been another guiding principle; not is impossible as long as you push yourself hard enough to get it.
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