Issam “Sam” Raad, MD, FACP is 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 for 21 years. Dr. Raad has published more than 500 scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals, written more than 40 book chapters and has more than 120 issued patents. In 1989, Dr. Raad and several Christ-centered physicians met during a conference in Washington, D.C. and founded the ministry of HOME (Health Outreach to the Middle East), a Christian organization that exists to offer physical and spiritual healing to people in need in the Middle East. HOME now has grown to support more than 20 clinics, mobile medical units and hospitals in 14 Arab countries. Currently, HOME is in the process of establishing a teaching and medical mission training hospital in Cairo, Egypt.