It is not every day that we are fortunate enough to run into professionals who derive joy from doing what they have trained for so many years to do. And when you add it to the fact that such thoroughbred professionals are also inventors and have a passion for preserving life, then perhaps we just might say that we are lucky.


But for someone like Dr. Saad Saad, luck is not a word he would want to associate with his field of expertise. As a renowned medical practitioner of over 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad never had to think of luck when he decided on what his future life calling was going to be. And certainly, luck did not play a role in his life when he graduated with honors from the prestigious Medical School of the Cairo University of Egypt.


After serving meritoriously with hard work and dedication, Dr. Saad Saad eventually retired from the K Hovnanian Children Hospital, as its Co-Medical Director and Surgeon-in-Chief.


It is worth noting that prior to his retirement from this hospital which is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Care System, Dr. Saad Saad had performed surgeries which were complex on children on the poor while in Jerusalem on medical missions. He has equally worked with teenagers, infants, and children, performing several complex pediatric surgeries on them.


In the past 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad has not only served humanity as a dedicated medical professional, but has also etched out precious time and resources towards not only developing several procedures for undertaking pediatric surgeries but also patenting two inventions as well.


An inventor like Dr. Saad Saad, would surely have an idea of what aspects of the medical trends of the future excites him the most. In that regard, he points to the treatments of cancer, as well as a better understanding and prevention, and how all of this is going to be impacted by the role of genetics. Clearly, in order for medical practitioners and scientists to harness the trends of the future, they must be engaged in research, a fact that even Dr. Saad Saad attest to as being the reason why he was able to develop his own inventions – an endoscope and a catheter.


For a medical doctor of Dr. Saad Saad’s stature, it would be easy to want to delve into his past and find out what makes him tick, who he is, and what his outlook on life would be.


According to him, he was trained by one of the USA’s greatest pediatric surgeons in the person of Dr. H. Biemann Othersen. This should not be surprising as great practitioners surely have great mentors. And this fact is further buttressed by Dr. Saad Saad’s own admission that he learnt from Dr. Othersen how to be hard working and kind, and to treat children from all backgrounds without regard for their physical or mental abilities, religion, color, or financial status. Learn more:


This life lesson which Dr. Saad Saad holds onto is further enhanced by his recommendation that everyone in our community should read any books which reiterate that all people are created equal. In his own personal view, he knows that no matter a person’s religion, color, or race, they were all created with the same intestines, livers, lungs, hearts, and other organs.