Very rarely do you hear surgeons sharing their life lessons (not medical, LIFE) with the public, but Dr. Saad Saad did it. More importantly, his message inspired a lot of people, with words that will echo in their minds for as long as they live.
Life In Kuwait
Dr. Saad had a rough childhood. Born in Palestine in 1940’s, Saad Saad was unwillingly relocated from his home region to the West Bank. His father was a very skilled man. He was a petroleum mechanic, an occupation that was in high demand in the Middle East.
The family moved to Kuwait, where Saad spent the majority of his childhood years. Saad’s father incepted crucial idea in his head: “Pursue higher education; that’s the only way you’ll ever be successful.”
Becoming A Doctor
Aside from his father’s advice, another event motivated Dr. Saad to pursue a high degree. In the 1960s, Saad Saad was still in high school. One day, he visited to visit a construction site in Kuwait, where he experienced heat stroke.
He realized that open jobs under extreme Kuwait sun were not an option, so he decided to pursue a career that would protect him from extreme temperatures.
Back in the 1960s, the only facilities that had air conditioning in Kuwait were operating rooms. Believe it or not, this was the pivotal moment for Saad Saad: he decided to become a surgeon.
Being A Doctor
After years of education, and with the help of his father, Saad became a pediatric surgeon, graduating at the Univesity of Cario, second in his class. He finished his internship in England and then moved to the US, where he was certified by the Federation of State Medical Boards.
He worked at the King Specialist Hospital, where he performed difficult surgeries, some of which have inspired his colleges and scientific journals. After 47 years of medical service, Dr. Saad finally decided to retire.
He currently lives Red Bank, New Jersey. He was also the co-author of the surgical residency program and has worked hard to build relationships between the US and Saudi Arabia medicine.
Saad’s Life Philosophy
Dr. Saad’s philosophy is simple, but also very profound, assuming that one lives by it. Primarily, he argues that you should never accept anything less than the success you want to achieve.
He was a poor Palestinian refuge that had to escape to Kuwait, a foreign land, with no citizenship or passport. Despite all these difficulties, he became a world-known surgeon.
Secondly, Dr. Saad argues that one should never postpone chores and tasks: “If you can, do it today; do not wait for tomorrow!” Without such attitude, Saad would never become Dr. Saad.
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