The Power List 2015
A gifted corneal surgeon, along with his colleague Damien Gatinel, Saad developed an artificial intelligence system for the detection of ectasia-susceptible eyes; the SCORE analyzer. A reviewer and editor for several ophthalmology journals, he has over 30 publications to his name. His research interests include corneal ectasias, corneal topography and tomography, wavefront biomechanics and new keratoplasty techniques.
Saad was recently appointed to the “future leaders” subcommittee and the international council of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. His honors and awards include two best paper awards at the annual meeting of the AAO and “surgeon of the month” from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
His top career tip? “I was once told: don’t choose a job, choose a boss! Damien Gatinel’s mentorship has been a great opportunity, and working with him has been a rare privilege and a true asset to my career.”
A nominator said: “He is not only a skillful and experienced surgeon for his young age, but also publishing a significant number of papers and working on some incredible projects. He will definitely be one of the top guys 10 years down the road.”