Florida Hospital Cancer Institute ›› Cancer Programs ›› Tarek Mekhail, MD

Tarek Mekhail, MD, a surgeon turned thoracic oncologist, uses his unique background to improve the care he provides to patients at Florida Hospital. By reviewing each case from both a surgical and therapeutic perspective, Dr. Mekhail determines the best treatment approach for each patient’s individual condition. In fact, Dr. Mekhail embraces his roll as both doctor and counselor, getting to know each patient personally to develop a lifelong relationship. Through this relationship, he speaks openly and directly about treatment options and life-long care plans.

After attending medical school at Cairo University, he began his medical career as a surgeon in the United Kingdom. Then, Dr. Mekhail completed his medical oncology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. His transition to oncology took his focus from performing surgery to providing comprehensive care for patients, a duty he takes seriously. In fact, he’ll tell you that the most rewarding difference is seeing the impact his care makes in each patient’s life.

Today, Dr. Mekhail leads the Thoracic Oncology Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute as medical director and works as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida. He specializes in treating lung cancer (thoracic cancer), kidney cancer, head/neck cancer and aero-digestive malignancies. As evidence of his dedication to each and every patient’s life-long treatment, Dr. Mekhail has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America for several years in a row.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - (American Board of Internal Medicine)


  • Medical School - Cairo University


  • Internal Medicine - (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)


  • Hematology and Oncology - (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Additional information

  • Gender: Male
  • Languages: Arabic