Adam Saad, MD, FACS
Dr. Adam Saad is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
A New Jersey native, Dr. Saad received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. He graduated from Rutgers with honors and was a member of the Golden Key national honor society. He attended medical school at Drexel University where he became involved in multiple research projects and in improving surgical education.
Dr. Saad completed his residency in general surgery at Drexel University/Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. While there, he remained actively involved in research and co-authored several publications on Sports Hernia. Dr. Saad routinely scored in the top 15% on his in-service examinations.
Dr. Saad continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. While there he acquired a significant amount of experience in microsurgery and breast reconstruction, especially with regards to the Fat Grafting for breast reconstruction, which was pioneered at LSU. He learned advanced reconstructive microsurgery of the lower extremity as it applies to treatment of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip.
Dr. Saad is a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University of Medicine. He has published multiple scientific papers in peer reviewed journals including the prestigious Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored several papers on microsurgical techniques and was invited to present his work at the 2012 & 2013 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons annual meetings.
He has also used some of the world’s most advanced computerized techniques to
aid in complex microsurgical reconstruction. Dr. Saad presented his research on virtual surgical planning the Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons where he won the award for best research presentation.
Dr. Saad’s interests include treatment of Sports Hernia, Fat Grafting for breast reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery for treatment of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip.
Dr. Saad – Did You Know?
Dr. Saad is part of a medical family. His father is a pediatric surgeon and his wife, Kelly Willman, MD, is a trauma/critical care surgeon in Atlantic City, NJ, while his brother is a surgical resident in training.
Dr. Saad played soccer and hockey for many years, and is an avid Crossfit athlete. He participated in a Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60-mile Breast Cancer Walk in October, 2012.
Inspiring Medical Case
Anthony Fiorentino, a 33-year-old Brigantine, New Jersey resident, avid gym goer and physically active Regional Operations Director for a restaurant group, was experiencing excruciating pain radiating from his hip to his knee. It turned out he suffered from Avascular necrosis (AVN), also known as osteonecrosis, which is the death of bone tissue due to lack of blood supply and can lead to the bone’s eventual collapse. Fiorentino’s orthopedist felt he was too young for a hip replacement, so he referred him immediately to Dr. Adam Saad, the only doctor in New Jersey who performs free vascularized fibular graft for AVN, a specialized microsurgical procedure for hip joint preservation. “I’m getting married in three months,” Fiorentino explained to Saad, “and all I want is to be able to walk down the aisle to my new wife”.
The recovery can be a long road, but Dr. Saad made a promise to get him standing by the time he took his vows. Explained Dr. Saad, “He reminded me of my own wedding day and of the joy I experienced on that day. I wanted to give him the opportunity to experience the same joy pain-free and be able to walk. Being able to help patients like Anthony is why I am a doctor. There is no greater thrill than changing a patient’s life. Not only was Anthony able to enjoy his wedding but he also avoided getting a hip replacement at a very young age.” Today, Fiorentino is not only happily married, but back to his gym and work routine, and living pain free.