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Dr. Sajjad Iqbal grew up in Pakistan and was raised by loving parents who imparted to him the importance of self-confidence, logical thinking, compassion and perseverance—qualities that served him well through his personal and professional career. He immigrated to the United States in 1970, trained in prestigious hospitals in New York City, and spent 35 years running a pediatric practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Dr. Iqbal used his experience and expertise in the medical field—supported by the strength of his family and his unwavering optimism—to diagnose his own deadly cancer of the parotid glands, which all his physicians had failed to recognize.
Dr. Iqbal has been married to his wife, Fauzia, for 42 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.