The Power List 2017
Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Department, Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
A gifted corneal surgeon, Saad, along with his colleague Damien Gatinel, developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system for the detection of corneal ectasia-susceptible eyes: the SCORE analyzer. A reviewer and editor for several ophthalmology journals, he has over 40 publications to his name. His research interests include corneal ectasias, corneal topography and tomography, wavefront biomechanics and new keratoplasty techniques.
One nominator said: “For his young age Saad is not only a great surgeon, already teaching younger colleagues in anterior segment surgery, but is also publishing a lot as well as thinking forward and inventing new products to make our life easier. His mentality, hard work, and humanity should be an example for all of us. Definitely a top ophthalmologist, if not already now, then a few years down the road.”