One of the most renowned pediatric surgeons, Dr. SaadSaad, is now the topic of many discussions, especially when it comes to life lessons. Dr. Saad’s legacy is easily being passed onto his children, something that not everyone is able to do concerning their professional life. While his children have become professional and prosperous in their own endeavors, Dr. Saad knows that it doesn’t stop with just one lesson but many. How could one sum up his 47 year career in medicine? How many amazing moments or aha moments could he have had through it all?
One of the key words that Dr. Saad uses is sacrifice. Knowing what it takes to raise successful children alone, it requires great sacrifice from the parent in many ways. In a recent article, Dr. Saad was asked, “What motivated you to become a physician?” The answer that he gave was not a common answer at all, but rather one that makes you think more about your life and how you’ll live it. The primary lesson here was to never accept less than the success you seek in your life. That is a strong answer, and one that would still leave many to ask, “How do I get there?”
Born in Palestine in the late 1940’s, Dr. Saad was born into a working family with a father that traveled often for his work. His early life was unsettling initially, one in which change was almost so rapid, that he didn’t have time to think. When their family was moved to the West Bank, they had no idea where they were headed. Unbeknownst to them, they were being relocated without his father receiving notice. When his father returned home, he searched diligently, only to pay a boat owner a large amount of money to help him search on the water for his family. Once they had crossed the river, his family was reunited.
Thankfully, his father was working in oil at the time it was first discovered around Kuwait. Once his skills were in demand, he was able to move the family to Kuwait where life would be more profitable and stable for all of them. Working with his brother in construction during the hot summers motivated the young Dr. Saad to think about other options. His goal was to become a doctor, and he would focus on nothing else than doing so. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
He was determined to do everything in his power to study medicine and to become the very best at his area of interest. He has led a fulfilling life as a pediatric surgeon, and he would surely accept no less than the success he focused on for his own life.