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Tarek Mekhail ,

Medical Oncologist

* Member of the AdventHealth Medical Group


2501 N. Orange Ave, Suite 689, Orlando, FL, 32804

Dr. Tarek M. Mekhail, MD, MSc, FRCSI, FRCSEd is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. Dr. Mekhail serves as medical director of the Thoracic Cancer Program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. He joined the team from the Cleveland Clinic where he was the director of the Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Program. Dr. Mekhail completed his medical degree at Cairo University in 1988, then went on to complete his medical training in the United Kingdom, where he earned fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh and Ireland. He completed his medical oncology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Mekhail's extensive experience in the field of lung cancer is bolstered by his many awards, including being voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

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Medical School

Cairo University, 11/1984


Cairo University Hospitals, 4/1986

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1/1999


Cairo University, 4/1989


The Cleveland Clinic, 12/2001

Physician Publications


Awards and Honors

Teacher of the Year Award, Hematology/ Medical Oncology Program, 2007-2008, 2004-2005, 2003-2004 Fellow of the Year Award, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2001 Southwest Oncology (SWOG) Young Investigator, 2000

Professional Memberships

Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
Member of the South West Oncology Group (SWOG), SWOG Lung Committee, SWOG Lung Biology Committee, RTOG Lung Cancer Committee


Medical Director of the Thoracic Cancer Program
Associate Director of Clinical Research
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida