Dr. Razouki has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investment with a focus on healthcare and technology, shifting from an excellence in clinical practice and research to the management and financing of healthcare and education systems. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Dr. Razouki is the first-ever Arab national to receive an MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management and Finance. Dr. Razouki is a member of the Hermes Honors Society of Columbia Business School, an honor bestowed on the top 1000 global alumni of the university. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon by training, Dr…

I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values. I am the man who has deprived you of victims and thus has destroyed your world, and if you wish to know why you are perishing — you who dread knowledge — I am the man who will now tell you.”

“You have heard it said that this is an age of moral crisis. You have said it yourself, half in fear, half in hope that the words had no meaning. You have cried that man’s sins are destroying…

As the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) seeks and the nations of the world battle the shade of an infectious pandemic, it is important for the GCC to now continue to invest (what will be left of) their oil bounty to secure the future of generations to come and build a confident society, one of the cornerstones of this transformation should be a healthcare system ready to combat a far more deadly (and costly) disease group — chronic diseases.

Indeed our governments have taken a significant number of bold steps on this front — witness the rapid (if…

Photo Credit: In Praise of a Nomadic Life, Wall Street Journal

Much has been written recently in the popular press on medical tourism, medical travel, health tourism, or global healthcare, which all basically pertain to the fact that many people are traveling outside of their country to receive medical treatment for one of three reasons:

  1. The treatment is not available in their home country
  2. The treatment in the destination country is (perceived to be) superior
  3. The treatment in the destination country is cheaper

My own personal experience with medical tourism occurred back when I was still a clinician. I was on an extramural maxillofacial surgery rotation at Mass General Hospital of…

How to pay your doctor whether it be for a visit or a complicated surgery is a fundamental question and a defining element of every health care system. At the core lies the fact that it is difficult to standardize the service provided — the difficulty is from an input (i.e., resources required) and output (i.e., quality of service delivered). Questions like is a doctor visit for a simple fever the same as a visit for a vaccination? Are all heart surgeries the same? Furthermore, the relatively unorganized nature of the provider industry adds to the mix — with independent…

Kuwaiti Skyline Sunset (2019)

Since the 1960s, Kuwait has been a hotbed for both modern and post-modern architecture. A regional pioneer, Kuwait boasts buildings that would make Howard Roark proud. As we celebrate Kuwait’s National and Liberation Day, below is a quick background on Kuwait’s Modern Architectural Marvels divided into three major buckets: 1) Cultural 2) Commerical 3) Residential

Kuwait has experienced an extraordinary social and civic transformation, deeply reflected in its urban environment. The complete demolition of the Old City centre and the comprehensive redesign of the urban form, together with the creation of the new neighbourhood units, catalysed the attention of major…

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals to plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea. Viruses are not alive as they only display one of the seven characteristics of living organisms — reproduction. The name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo, which refers to the characteristic appearance of the virus particles (virions) which have a fringe reminiscent of a king’s crown. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the…

One of my favorite childhood memories is riding my first horse; a brawny black beauty named Sakhr, at the local Hunting and Equestrian Club. Another favorite 80’s memory of mine is playing G1 video games on Atari and Sakhr.

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Our story starts with a petrous protagonist; entrepreneur and Arab computing visionary, Mohammad Al Sharekh.

The HMG IPO is finally upon us. Habib Medical Group (HMG) is the largest private provider of healthcare services in the Middle East, and is the holding company of legendary doctorpreneur Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib. HMG hands down enjoys the strongest (subjective) reputation for medical excellence when it comes to local patient perception. The IPO is slated for the Ides of March and it will be the Kingdom’s first IPO in 2020, following Aramco’s success in raising more than $29bn last December. …

With the 2020 Oscars coming up this 10/2, it's a mad rush to cover the Best Picture noms ever since the Academy doubled its most prized category from five to five to 10 films back in 2010.

This year's Best Picture Nominees include:

Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki

“The Way of the Future”

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