Dr. Saab received his BS, MD, and MPH from UCLA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California at San Diego Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Saab is board-certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. He has received honorary fellowship from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD), and American College of Gastroenterology (FACG).
Dr. Saab is active in many local, national, and international committees, including the Medical Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. He also served on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Transplantation (2006–2008) and the Educational Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2004–2007). Dr. Saab was also elected to American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Nominating Committee in 2014. He has served as member of United Network for Organ Sharing Membership and Professional Standards Committee and Performance Analysis and Improvement Subcommittee. Dr. Saab is also a member of the Minority Affairs Committee Member and Cultural Diversity for the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Saab has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials, a frequently invited speaker worldwide and leads a continuously annual patient education seminar. He has been awarded one of the "Best Doctors in America," received the Distinguished Achievement Award from his Division of Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Saab has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also authored many book chapters and editorials. His work focuses on cost effectiveness of antiviral therapies and improving the quality of life of patients with liver disease. Dr. Saab is on the editorial board of over a dozen journals.