Dr. Issam I. RaadHONORARY MEMBER

    Dr. Raad is considered one of the leading experts in the field of healthcare related infections and infections in cancer on a worldwide basis.

    Now an Endowed Distinguished Professor of medicine, Dr. Raad chairs M. D. Anderson’s Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health.  He has been widely honored for creative research and compassionate patient care. Below are some examples.

    In February 2008, he received the Ben Qurrah Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in Medicine from the Arab American Medical Association – Houston Chapter, with a commendation from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.  In 2007, he was awarded the Outstanding Physician Scientist Award by the American Lebanese Medical Association.  This prestigious honor was awarded a year earlier (2006) to Dr. Michael Debakey. In 2005, the president of Lebanon presented him with the Order of Cedars Medal, the country’s highest award for outstanding scientific achievement.  A year earlier (2004), he received the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association’s Outstanding Inventor Award for developing technologies to prevent vascular catheter-related infections and advancing medical care around the world.  Simultaneously, and based on his innovative work in developing antimicrobial devices, he was commissioned in 2004 by the Governor of Texas as an Admiral in the Texas Navy.  In addition, since 2002, he has been cited in several lists of “best doctors” in the United States.

    Dr. Raad has published over 350 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 30 book chapters.

    Over the last two decades he has been actively involved in charitable medical work that had a great impact on Lebanon and the Lebanese community in Texas. He is currently the national President of the American Lebanese Medical Association (ALMA) starting in 2013 and previously served as the president of the Houston Chapter of ALMA from 2008-2012.

    He is also the Founding President of Health Outreach to the Middle East (H.O.M.E.), a charitable health organization that was founded in 1990 which currently supports, sponsors, and manages more than 25 charity clinics and hospitals in Lebanon and the Arab world.  HOME has a mobile medical unit in Lebanon as well as charitable field and stationary clinics

    Furthermore, over the last decade he has been serving as president of the Worldwide Institute of Medical Education (WIME).  Dr. Raad has conducted through WIME, more than 25 symposia in Lebanon and in the U.S., most of which involved Lebanese physicians in Houston and Lebanon.

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