When most of us sit down to make a choice about the kinds of careers that we will pursue many of us perhaps think about what our aptitudes are and what our passions are. Some people might think about skills that they seem to be naturally good at while other people may think about pursuing a field that that they seem to be naturally drawn toward. For Dr. SaadSaad, a a surgeon with a long career in pediatric medicine, the journey towards becoming one of the most accomplished surgeons in the country began with a hot day in the Middle Eastern country that is known as Kuwait.
Dr. SaadSaad was born in Palestine in the 1940s. When turbulence in the region caused Saad’s family to become displaced his father decided to move his family to Kuwait. It was in Kuwait that Saad would make the decision to follow through on his father’s assertion that he should pursue medicine. Saad made the decision after he passed out from a heat stroke on a very scorching day at a construction site. It was then that Saad realized that he might not have the constitution that was needed to support himself doing manual labor that required him to be outside. It was then that he realized that he needed to make a career decision that would incorporate his physical health needs, enable him to support himself and that would allow him to live up to his father’s expectations. When Saad was a child his father explained that one of the ways to transcend the situation that he found himself in as a young refugee was to pursue an advanced education that would provide him with the opportunities that he needed to overcome his situation. After considering his situation Saad realized that there were not many places in Kuwait at the time that had air conditioning.
According to an interview that he gave to the website blogwebpedia the only place that was constantly air-conditioned in Kuwait were operating rooms in hospitals. As uncanny as it may sound that fact played a role in Saad’s resolve and decision to become a surgeon. From there Saad went on to become enrolled in medical school and he graduated with high honors. Saad would go on to move to the United States of America and seek to enhance his skills as a surgeon by becoming board certified. Eventually Saad would go on to relocate to the state of New Jersey and practice pediatric medicine. Saad has worked with such medical institutions as the Jersey Shore University Medical Center as well as the Monmouth Medical Center. Saad is currently based in Eatontown, New Jersey. He has also practiced medicine in the Middle Eastern country of Saudi Arabia. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad