Dr. Saab Saab: Surgeon, Educator, Inventor, Humanitarian

Dr. Saad Saad is a board-certified specialist in pediatric surgery. He has practiced pediatric surgery for over 30 years. His practice is in Eatontown, NJ. His hospital affiliations include Shore University Hospital and the Long Branch Campus of Monmouth Medical Center. The article highlights Dr. Saad’s medical career, and his humanitarian efforts.


Dr. Saad was born in Palestine having seven siblings, and grew up in Kuwait. He graduated from medical school 47 years ago with his medical degree from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. From there, he worked his internship in England and then came to the United States.


He is fluent in Arabic, which gives him an edge on some candidates for jobs, like the Saudi Royal position. During his four and a half years living in Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia), Dr. Saad was a pediatric surgeon at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital. The hospital serves everyone, from the very rich (royalty in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, specifically) to poor people, the hospital serves everyone equally.


His performed a lot of difficult procedures on children. One specifically was on a baby with an aneurysm. He saved the baby’s life, but he also wanted people to learn about the delicate procedure. He made sure a very well-known scientific publication publish the procedure, in full detail. He earned the respect of his colleagues, peers and bosses alike. In fact, the assistant chief of the hospital trusted Dr. Saad so much, he wanted him to operate on his very own son.


Dr. Saad is also Inventor. He created two inventions. One is an instrument that can be used to detect that can actually detect and find a catheter inside the body with no scanning. His other invention is an endoscope that actually has a suction feature to clean out all the mucus debris and clear the esophageal passage to see clearer. Both inventions are patented by him.


Dr. Saad made a huge impact in the medical field with his humanitarian work as well. He has done medical missions in the U.S., Jerusalem and the West Bank. He conducted surgeries on children that otherwise could never afford his services. His humanitarian efforts also extend to education. Dr. Saad created a surgical residency program in Saudi Arabia for Saudi students that was a bridge program with the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Surgeons for students to receive their UK certification right there in Saudi Arabia. Saving time and expenses, students can now stay at home to conduct their surgical residency and receive their certification instead of having to study elsewhere.


Dr. Saad Saad’s contributions have made such a difference in the world. Let us all thank him for that. Learn more: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html