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Dr. Issam Raad

Dr. Raad is considered one of the leading experts and physician inventors in the field of healthcare related infections and infections in cancer worldwide. A Distinguished Chairman and an Endowed Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Dr. Raad has chaired the University of Texas MD Anderson's Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health for the last 21 years.

Over the last two decades, Dr. Raad has been widely honored for creative research, compassionate patient care and outstanding teaching and mentorship with more than 25 prestigious national & international awards. Dr. Raad has published over 500 scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals and over 35 book chapters. Dr. Raad's studies have been heavily cited and he ranks in the upper 1% of physician inventors at MD Anderson in terms of patent productivity with more than 80 issued patents and more than 90 provisional patents.

In 1989, Dr. Raad and several Bible-believing physicians met during a conference in Washington, D.C and founded the ministry of HOME, a Christian, interdenominational organization that exists to offer physical and spiritual healing to people in need in the Middle East. Dr. Raad, serving as the President has led HOME to a lasting commitment to sharing the healing grace of Christ and bringing the Good News to every Arab around the world. HOME sponsors more than 17 clinics, mobile medical units and hospitals in 10 Arab countries. Currently HOME is in the process of establishing a teaching hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

In addition, Dr Raad is the Founding and Senior Pastor of the Arabic Church of Houston over the last 25 years. The church reaches out to a wide community of Arabic-speaking people living in Houston and Texas. It has services in English and in Arabic.

Dr Raad resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, three grown children and four grandchildren. Above all, Dr. Raad's greatest passion is to share the eternal love of Christ with his people .and to live for Him who loved him and us unto death - the death of the cross.