Dr. Saad Saad is a recently retired pediatric surgeon who spent more than 47 years working in the medical field. Born in Palestine but raised in Kuwait, Dr. Saad’s life is as interesting as it is filled with nuggets of wisdom. Now, ready to relax and look back on his life, Dr. Saad was is more than ready to share little bits of information that he has learned in order to help people who are seeking to follow a similar path in their career.
With multiple medical patents to his name and a history of work at some of the most prestigious medical facilities in the world, aspiring professionals might do well to listen to what he has to say. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad was born in the ’40s in Palestine during a time of violent regime change. Dr, Saad’s family was forced to relocate to the West Bank due to threats of potential violence. With little more than the clothing on their back and the love of one another, they were forced to re-start their life. In Kuwait, Dr. Saad’s father became a skilled mechanic and it was his hard work that would inspire Dr. Saad.
Dr. Saad learned that you had to really set your mind to something if you wanted to succeed and you had to be unwavering in your pursuit in order to acquire said success.
As a result, Dr. Saad decided to pursue a professional career. Unfortunately, Dr. Saad couldn’t handle the unrelenting heat of Kuwait’s, so he turned to a professional career indoors. The only place that Dr. Saad knew of that had air conditioning back then was the doctor’s office and so his journey began.
For 47 years, Dr. Saad honed his craft by working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the titans of the pediatric field. Dr. Saad would explore a residency in England before deciding to immigrate to America. Once in America, Dr. Saad learned the second most important piece of wisdom of his career: never put off today’s struggles for tomorrow.
Dr. Saad instantly began to dive into his work, eventually coming up with several new procedures and patents that are now employed in pediatric care facilities all throughout the country. His decision to get work done rather than wait for a better time would end up fueling his early success.
Finally, Dr. Saad admits that he wouldn’t be the man he is today without the help of Dr. H Biemann Othersen. Considered one of the best pediatric surgeons in the country, Dr. Othersen helped to train Dr. Saad as he pursued his own practice.
With that mindset, Dr. Saad believes that it is important to surround yourself with people who can help you find your dreams while bettering yourself in the moment.
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