Florida Hospital Cancer Institute ›› Cancer Programs ›› Urological Cancer ›› Meet Our Team ›› Tarek M. Mekhail, MD

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.


Hematology and Oncology

Practice/Group Name: 

Cancer Institute of Florida

Special Procedures or Areas of Interest:

Thoracic Oncology

Education & Fellowship:

  • Medical School: Cairo University 11/1984
  • Internship: Cairo University Hospitals 4/1986, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1/1999
  • Residency: Cairo University 4/1989    
  • Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic 12/2001

Specialty Certified:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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

Main Office Location:

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

Office Phone Number: 407-303-2024
Fax Phone Number: 407-303-2038