Dr. Saad Making the World A Lot Happier

As an innovative and successful surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad could never expect his talents to stay within the boundaries of Eatontown, New Jersey let alone the United States. Saad has a large number of patients ranging from the Saudi Royal Family to humanitarian groups and has received high recognition from fellow doctors in his field.


Dr. Saad’s reach began when the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) reached out to him for help in their mission to help address medical needs of Arab children in the Middle East. The PCRF is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 that provides resources for the youth in Palestine regarding medical care. The organization needed a surgeon for a 15-year-old boy inflicted with gunshot wounds from the West Bank area. Local doctors from Israeli hospitals saved his life, but PCRF flew him to the U.S. for further treatment. The boy was in critical condition when Dr. Saad received him; he had holes in his stomach which were burning his skin as well as giving him trouble digesting food. Dr. Saad performed a 7-hour surgery repairing both the internal and external damage that brought an end to his suffering.


Dr. Saad’s influence did not stop there, when in May of 2010, the PCRF needed help for a girl, also from the West Bank area, who was born with her intestines exposed. Palestine doctors tried their best for 18 months but ultimately had no luck fixing the issue. Saad provided the young girl with a “fig leaf cover” over the course of a 5-hour surgery covering the deformity and allowing the girl to have a somewhat reasonable chance at life. In June of 2013, a boy from Gaza Strip was hit by a bomb leaving one of his legs paralyzed. The boy needed nerve transplant surgery, and because Dr. Saad did not specialize in that area, he found a surgeon that did and the boy got the help he needed. Proving that Saad not only had skills performing surgery but in the medical field as a whole. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/


Dr. Saad has since collaborated with PCRF and conducted numerous mission trips to the Middle East to continue saving lives. In May of 2008, he went to Palestine to help poor and underprivileged people who would not typically be able to afford such healthcare. He has been back seven times to continue the work that he started as well as to train young Palestinian surgeons of what he knows. His first few visits consisted of mentees watching and learning from Dr. Saad, but by his last visit, they were performing surgeries on their own.


Dr. Saad has proven his position in the medical community for over 20 years. PCRF granted him a humanitarian award as well as the Ministry of Health. He is a recipient of the Gold Medal of Palestine by President Mahmoud Abbas. He is currently a doctor at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch Campus.


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