The Medical Achievements of Humanitarian Dr. Saad Saad

Since graduating from Cairo University School of Medicine and completing his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Dr. Saad Saad, MD has established his own practice in Eatontown, NJ. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Riverview Medical Center, and has partnered with the Palestine Children’s Relief Foundation (PCRF). More than twenty years of experience with pediatric and general surgery have made Dr. Saad a sought-after doctor across the globe and he has been recognized for his ability to perform complex procedures.

The PCRF approached Dr. Saad in 2002 with a patient, a teenage boy whose gunshot wound complications had left him unable to eat. Unable to aid the boy’s condition with the resources allotted to them, the PCRF sent the patient to the United States, where Dr. Saad repaired his stomach and intestines.

Dr. Saad continued to partner with the PCRF and lend his expertise to other patients over the next decade. One such patient was a young girl, born with her intestines partially exposed and open to infection. When West Bank conditions proved difficult for the girl to overcome, she too was flown to Dr. Saad, who was able to close her abdomen entirely.

The third patient was a soccer player, partially paralyzed by an explosion and unable to walk. Though Dr. Saad did not have neurological expertise, he proved to be a great help to the boy by finding him a surgeon to perform a nerve transplant and facilitating his medical care so less than a year later, the athlete could walk back to his life.

While only three patients were flown to his practice in the US, Dr. Saad made eight trips out to Palestine himself to treat injured children locally between 2008 and 2015. His primary goal was to bring his help and expertise to underprivileged families who otherwise could not afford quality treatment. By flying out to Asia, Dr. Saad had access to several more patients and he kept the government and struggling citizens from having to pay the expenses necessary to transport patients to the US. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/

Another major reason Dr. Saad traveled to Palestine was to teach the local medical staff how to do some of his procedures. During his first trip in May 2008, the Palestine doctors mainly observed his work, but by 2015, the roles had reversed, and the local surgeons could successfully perform the life-saving procedures.

Dr. Saad has received the Humanitarian Award from the PCRF in 2010 and the Gold Medal of Palestine directly from the president, Mahmoud Abbas, as a personal thank-you for all of his effort in both teaching the medical locals and saving the children.

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