Dr. Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon who loves to share his knowledge with other medical professionals, as well as concerned parents. Now living in retirement, he still finds time to provide medical advice to those seeking it.
As a doctor, he has performed countless complex surgeries that have saved the lives of many children.
Much of his time in the medical field was thinking of ways to improve the care he gave to his patients. Dr. Saad Saad believes in giving back, and he has performed surgeries on children whose parents lacked the funds necessary to pay for medical treatment.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is a charity that aims to provide medical treatment to underprivileged children from the Middle East. This organization sought out Dr. Saad on multiple occasions, seeking his medical expertise. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
The PCRF became familiar with Dr. Saad’s reputation and first sought him in 2002 in order to help a fifteen-year-old boy who had been shot multiple times. He had been taken to a hospital in Israel, and the doctors were able to save his life. However, they found some of the boy’s complications rather difficult to treat, so they sent him to the United States.
Dr. Saad Saad felt the boy was in desperate need of medical help when he examined him. He performed a seven-hour surgery and was able to repair all the damage internally caused by the bullets. The PCRF later asked Dr. Saad Saad to help with a boy who had been hit in one of his legs with a bomb.
The young boy had been known in his community for being a skilled soccer player, but after the injury was confined to a wheelchair. Dr. Saad Saad determined the boy needed a nerve transplant, a treatment that was beyond his skill, however, he contacted a doctor who successfully performed the treatment. Eleven months later, the boy was able to walk again and play soccer.
Between 2008 and 2015, Dr. Saad Saad would also travel to Palestine at the request of the PCRF to perform complex surgeries on poor children. As a person who believes in doing acts of charity, Dr. Saad Saad said that performing medical procedures free of charge to underprivileged children was his main reason for traveling to Palestine.
The next reason had to do with education. Dr. Saad Saad felt blessed that he had been able to train as a doctor in the United States and felt that it was one of the reasons for his vast knowledge as a medical practitioner.
He wanted to share as much knowledge as he could with Palestinian doctors in order for them to provide the same care that patients receive in the United States.