Hassan Saad, MD


Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine


  • BS, American University of Beirut , 2010
  • MD, American University of Beirut , 2014


Hometown: Hanaway, Tyr, South Lebanon, Lebanon

Professional Interests

  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base

Future/Career Plans

  • Planning for completing one in-folded fellowship along with a post-residency fellowship
  • Academics


  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon Medical Center Ethics Committee Best Video Project Award on Ethical Controversies in IVF, 2013


  • Running
  • Reading
  • Hiking



  • Khan N, Saad H, Oravec C, Norrdahl S, Fraser B, Wallace D, Lillard J, Motiwala M, Nguyen V, Lee S, Jones A, Ajmera S, Kalakoti P, Dave P, Moore K, Akinduro O, Vaughn B, Michael L, Klimo P: An Analysis of Publication Productivity During Residency for 1522 Neurosurgical Residents and 117 Residency Departments in North America (Neurosurgery)
  • Khan N, Saad H, Oravec C, Rossi N, Nguyen V, Venable G, Lillard J, Patel P, Taylor D, Vaughn B, Kondziolka D, Barker F, Michael M, Klimo P: A Review of Industry Funding in Randomized Controlled Trials Published in the Neurosurgical Literature--- The Elephant in The Room? (Neurosurgery)
  • Atallah E, Bekelis K, Saad H, Kumar A, Turpin J, Barsoom R, Dang S, Li J, Tjoumakaris S, Hasan D, Eller G, Stidd D, Rosenwaser R, Jabbour P. A Comparison of Two Stroke Cohorts Cared for by Two Different Specialties in a Practice-Based Tele-Stroke Population. (Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery)
  • Saad H, Krisht K, Yang W, Aboud E, Krisht A: Rapid M1 Hemoclips Arteriotomy Repair after Emergency Coil Embolectomy. (Operative Neurosurgery)
  • Saad H, Krisht K, Yang W, Gonzalez-Lopez M, Aboud E, Krisht K: Biocompatible Amniotic Sac Implant Maintains a Scar Free Brain Surface During Recurrent Glioma Surgery. (World Neurosurgery)
  • Atallah E, Saad H, Bekelis K, Chalouhi N, Tjoumakaris S, Hasan D, Zarzour H, Smith M, Rosenwaser R, Jabbour P: Safety and Efficacy of a 600mg Loading Dose of Clopidogrel 24 hours before Pipeline Embolization Device Treatment. (World Neurosurgery)
  • Atallah E, Saad H, Bekelis K, Chalouhi N, Tjoumakaris S, Hasan D, Eller G, Stidd D, Rosenwaser R, Jabbour P: The Use of Alternatives to Clopidogrel in Pipeline Flow Diversion. (JNS)

Book Chapters:

  • Aboud E, Aboud T, Basma J, Saad H, Yang W, Aboud G, Krisht A: Pseudo Aneurysm Surgery Simulation using the “Live Cadaver” model for Neurosurgical Education Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation (Springer)


  • Basma J, Saad H, Abuelem T, Pravdenkova S, Krisht A: Posterior Peri-Carotid Tip Aneurysms: Anatomical and Microsurgical Peculiarities Related to Neck Clipping and Perforator Handling (AANS 2018 Meeting in New Orleans)
  • Saad H, Pravdenkova S, Basma J, Krisht A: Microsurgical Anatomy and Technique of Unlocking the Superiomedial wall of the Cavernous Sinus: Advantages in Vascular and Tumor Surgery (AANS 2018 Meeting in New Orleans)
  • Basma J, Gulie N, Saad H, Sorenson J, Michael M, Arnautovic K: Evolution of the Cerebrum: Insights from Topological Phylogenetics on Microsurgical Anatomy, Pathology and Approaches to the Limbic and Paralimbic Regions (AANS 2018 Meeting in New Orleans)
  • Basma J, Nguyen V, Michael M, Saad H, Robertson J, Sorenson J: The Transverse Process of the Atlas as an Extension of Skull Base Anatomy and Surgical Focal Point (NASBS meeting in Feb, 2018)(Oral Presentation)
  • Saad H, Youssef H, Deif O, Belal A, Aboud E, Krisht A: Synchronus Microsurgical clipping of Cavernous Carotid Aneurysms Associated with other Concurent Aneurysms: Surgical Technique and Illustrative Cases of 5 patients (WFNS meeting 2017 in Istanbul)(Oral Presentation)
  • Saad H, Aboud E, Setti R, Krisht A. Selective Transsylvian Amygdalohippocampectomy: Seizure Outcome and Extent of hippocampal resection using MR analysis and cadaveric study. (AANS 2016 annual meeting)
  • Saad H, Basma J, Daabak K, Aboud E, Krisht A. Using the cavernous carotid for proximal control: A novel approach to temporary clipping (CNS 2016 annual meeting)
  • Saad H, Daabak K, Ebner F, Schick U, Aboud E, Krisht A. Transcranial extradural paravedian approach to the midclival region: Anatomic study with case illustrations (CNS 2016 annual meeting)
  • Saad H, Yang W, Aboud E, Krisht A. Hemostatic clips for middle cerebral artery reconstruction: Report of 2 cases (CNS 2016 annual meeting)
  • Saad H, Restelli F, Yang W, Krisht A. Anatomic basis and treatment of previously treated PCOM aneursyms presenting with regrowth (CNS 2016 annual meeting)
  • Aboud E Saad H, Krisht A. “Live Cadaver” A higher fidelity simulator for practicing neurovascular procedures (CNS 2016 meeting)